At this point, it’s not a matter of if you should be moving to Colorado — it’s a matter of where you should be moving in Colorado. Colorado is known for its amazing mountains, numerous beautiful national parks, the plethora of outdoor activities for children and adults alike, and the friendly natives! When moving to Colorado, there are certainly differences from town to town. It’s important that you take your time to make sure you are buying a house in a city that best suits your needs and lifestyle. In today’s blog from the Jenn Porter Group in Longmont, we discuss some of the many reasons that you should choose Longmont when moving to Colorado — or even moving from within Colorado!
At the Jenn Porter Group, we are based out of and live in Longmont ourselves! No one knows the area better than we do. If you are looking to buy a house or sell your home, contact us at the Jenn Porter Group and talk with one of our Longmont real estate agents.
When people who have never been to our great state hear that you are thinking about moving to Colorado, they will more than likely make a comment about how it’s always snowy and cold here. Perhaps they will even make a jab about how we don’t have cars because we use snowmobiles to get around everywhere. This is not the case for pretty much anywhere in Colorado — especially not Longmont. According to the Longmont Economic Development Partnership, here in Longmont, we only get 34 inches of snowfall a year. That’s only 9 inches more than the national average. So while we do get more snow than the average city in the U.S., it’s not nearly as much as you would think.
Additionally, people are unaware of how many stunning sunny days we have here. On average, there are 247 sunny days a year in Longmont. We have significantly more sunny days here than not, which means you will have plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature!
Speaking of nature, there are limitless outdoor activities you can do when you buy a house in Longmont. Some examples of nature activities that are right outside your door in Longmont are:
- Hiking at Rocky Mountain National Park
Union Reservoir –
- Cycling on the miles of bike paths and mountain-bike trails
- Regular triathlons
- Rafting and fishing the St. Vrain River
- Exploring Garden of the Gods
- Snowshoeing in the winter months
- Skiing at any of the nearby ski resorts
There are hundreds of other activities that aren’t listed that you will find when moving to Colorado and living in Longmont. If you can dream it, Longmont likely has it. And if it doesn’t, then there is a great chance that one of the neighboring cities within a close driving distance does!
Need we say more? Colorado as a state has an impressive brewing culture. Local breweries love the crisp and clean Rocky Mountain water, and we love the amazing craft beers they can produce from it! In Longmont alone, there are more than 10 local breweries with hundreds of different flavor combinations for you to try — you’ve got your work cut out for you! Here is an ever-expanding list of local breweries worth moving to Colorado for:
- 300 Suns
- Bootstrap Brewing
- Collision Brewing Company
- GroBen Bart Brewery
- Left Handed Brewing Company
- Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel Taproom
- Primitive Beer
- Pumphouse Brewery
- Shoes & Brews
- Wibby Brewing
If you are a fan of local craft beers, (who isn’t these days?) then you are sure to be delighted with your choice to buy a house in Longmont, Colorado. Keep in mind, though: these are just the local breweries in Longmont. Surrounding cities like Loveland, Fort Collins, Denver, Boulder, and more all have their own rich and diverse craft beer culture.
There are countless other reasons that you should move to the beautiful Longmont, Colorado, but for the sake of brevity, we will only talk about the three big ones for us at the Jenn Porter Group in Longmont. We real estate professionals who have lived here for years and can be a valuable asset when you are thinking about living in Colorado. Make sure to contact our team at the Jenn Porter Group with any questions on moving to Colorado, buying a house, selling your home, and any other questions!