Welcome to Longmont/Niwot
Experience the best of small-town life.
Longmont and Niwot, both located in Boulder County, are approximately six miles from each other. Both up-and-coming communities, these towns are affordable, active, and diverse communities to call home. Longmont, in particular, is known for its thriving tech scene, walkable downtown, and rich history. Meanwhile, Niwot is celebrated for its exciting festivals, excellent schools, and convenient location.
The history of Longmont stretches back 150 years ago. In 1870, a group of individuals moved from Chicago to Colorado to begin a new colony. Interestingly, the city’s founders sold memberships to the new city, which covered the cost of 60,000 acres in northern Colorado. Niwot, on the other hand, was platted in 1875. This was two years after the Colorado Central Railroad extended its tracks northeast of Boulder. This prompted further growth as people could more easily access the area.
A variety of architectural styles can be found in these two charming mountain towns. Styles of homes include Craftsman, Four Square, Tudor Revival, Bungalow, and much more.
What to Love
- Small-town life in Niwot
- Close to Boulder
- A thriving tech scene in Longmont
People and Lifestyle
If you’re looking to escape from the endless noise of city life or crave a more laid-back lifestyle, then Longmont or Niwot might just be the right place for you. Longmont has a population of just around 95,000 residents, whereas Niwot is significantly smaller with almost 4,000 residents.
The majority of people who reside in Longmont are working professionals (particularly in the tech scene), families, and commuters. After all, it is within 40 miles of both Denver and Boulder. Residents in Niwot are primarily retirees and young families, but it is also a great option for those who want to be a part of small-town life.
Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment
When it comes to dining, shopping, and entertainment, Longmont has plenty to offer. Start your morning off with a cup of joe from Red Frog Coffee
. You can also enjoy local craft beer and light fare here. If you’re looking to celebrate a special night out, head over to Sugarbeet
. This chic wood-and-stone bistro serves upscale seasonal American cuisine and a fine wine list. If you’re ready to shop until you drop, check out Downtown Longmont
. Lined with shops, restaurants, and boutiques, this charming downtown is jam-packed with fun.
Enjoy upscale dining at 1914 House
, located in Niwot. This chic dining establishment offers new American food (including their famous mac and cheese). If you’re ready to brunch, head over to The Garden Gate Cafe
. Here you can enjoy tasty home-cooked breakfast in a cozy atmosphere. When it comes to shopping and entertainment, check out all that Downtown Niwot
has in store!
Things to Do
Spend a refined evening out taking in a live performance at the Longmont Symphony Orchestra
. You’ll be sure to leave here feeling rejuvenated! Or stroll through the City of Longmont Museum
and spend an afternoon appreciating the art. This museum has diverse exhibits, including history and art, and a variety of all-ages interactive programs.
In Niwot, you can take your children to Niwot's Children Park
. This fun and interactive park was designed to help encourage children’s imagination and creativity. When summer rolls around, head over to Whistlestop Park for live music every Thursday night from 5-9 PM. Niwot puts on an array of other celebrations
throughout the year, including Oktoberfest and holiday parades. These festive events bond the community together!
Both Niwot and Longmont are proud to be the home of excellent schools. Top educational institutions here include:
- Eagle Crest Elementary School, PK-5
- Altona Middle School, 6-8
- Niwot Elementary School, K-5