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Old 07-08-2018, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Hi! We're looking to perhaps relocating to Longmont from Colo Spgs after 12 years here. We miss water, originally being from MI and MA, but we love the mountains and CO as a whole. There seems to be slightly less rainfall in Longmont, but why does it seem so much more lush? Am I missing something? Also, are there more water activities there? I appreciate any input!
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Old 07-08-2018, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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Hi! We're looking to perhaps relocating to Longmont from Colo Spgs after 12 years here. We miss water, originally being from MI and MA, but we love the mountains and CO as a whole. There seems to be slightly less rainfall in Longmont, but why does it seem so much more lush? Am I missing something? Also, are there more water activities there? I appreciate any input!
Longmont has a nice little downtown, beautiful veiws and great access to RMNP, but you’re still a good hour to downtown Denver. My daughter moved there and really loves it but she also works at UC Medical in Longmont. If you’re driving to Denver daily it could be rough.
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Old 07-08-2018, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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We won't be commuting to Denver, I don't think. We'd rather not actually.
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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There are more actual rivers and a lot more surface storage of water in NorCo than there is in Colo Spgs. Colo Spgs has two creeks and water storage in tanks and on the side of Pikes Peak and way up in the mountains.

There is improved access to water recreation north of Denver but it is still no where near anything like MI and MA. Since the only easily available water recreation in Colo Spgs is stand up paddle boards, yes, it is much improved in NorCo.
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Mars City, TX / France
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To me, Longmont doesn't seem any more "lush" than COS. The latter though benefits from its much larger size, including a significantly larger job base and range of things to do. Seems like you'd be giving up quite a bit with a move to Longmont.
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:09 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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To me, Longmont doesn't seem any more "lush" than COS. The latter though benefits from its much larger size, including a significantly larger job base and range of things to do. Seems like you'd be giving up quite a bit with a move to Longmont.
Yes, but, Longmont benefits from its proximity to Boulder and Denver. Even the north suburbs like Broomfield, Westminster, Northglenn offer increased development of shop, stores, etc.

Re water access, the Longmont area has many lakes and ponds in the area. 2 larger lakes are McIntosh and Calkins. Also St Vrain river runs thru town. And Carter Lake is nearby.
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