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Old 12-26-2012, 11:30 AM
 
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I have visited loveland several times and we really like the area. However, my husband has been offered a job at the DIA and it seems like a pretty far drive. A friend of mine mentioned longmont and I was wondering if someone could size up the two cities for me? IE schools, crime.... Family of six and we will be renting our first year... Thank you.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:38 AM
 
Location: GIlbert, AZ
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Its a coin toss. Longmont is closer to real jobs, looks much the same as Loveland. I lived in Loveland, worked in Denver..what a crappy commute that was every day.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:43 AM
 
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I have been reading on gang activity in Longmont?? Is this for real?
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:16 PM
 
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It is a pretty far drive and there's a lot of places a lot closer to DIA that should be able to meet your needs.

Katiana lives in Louisville (IIRC) and has good info on Longmont; she'll probably catch up with this thread soon enough.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Longmont is Colorado's Compton

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I have been reading on gang activity in Longmont?? Is this for real?
Gangs. Longmont Police Department, City of Longmont, Colorado.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I think both are rather far for working at DIA. However, I'll comment on what I know about Longmont. It is a very diverse city, in the true sense of the word. There are people of all economic levels, from very poor to quite wealthy. The population is more diverse ethnically than some other Colorado cities.
http://www.city-data.com/city/Longmont-Colorado.html
Longmont has a downtown on Main Street, and they seem to be trying to keep it up. It has a neat "Old Town" with nice older homes. I'm not familiar with there being a lot of gang activity there, probably no more than anywhere else.

Hope this helps.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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For DIA I suggest Brighton, northern Thornton along the RT 7 corridor and Lochbuie.

Lochbuie along with the DIA side of Brighton is accessed via I-76.

Longmont or Loveland to DIA would be an extremely difficult commute.

Look in the areas that I suggested for they house a very large number of DIA workers.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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My cousin is a flight attendant and he lives in Loveland so it can be done but honestly if I was to work near DIA I would want to live in Denver. I dont know what the part of town is called but the new areas off E-470 seem nice.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:10 PM
 
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For DIA I suggest Brighton, northern Thornton along the RT 7 corridor and Lochbuie.

Lochbuie along with the DIA side of Brighton is accessed via I-76.

Longmont or Loveland to DIA would be an extremely difficult commute.

Look in the areas that I suggested for they house a very large number of DIA workers.
My sister lives right up there, off Toll 470 and 120th, near I-76; it's very nice and a great spot for DIA workers.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Ft. Collins
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There are big differences between the two, and to summarize, Loveland is definitely better IMO. Longmont has it's pretty spots in the rural sections, but it's more run down with less to do than Loveland. Loveland is also next door to Ft. Collins, which adds many positive dimensions.

As for the commute to DIA, Loveland is obviously much further.
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