Longmont sits about 9 miles NE of Boulder and 9 miles north of Lafayette. It was settled around the turn of the century as a center for the surrounding farms and small farming communities. Today, Longmont has retained its rural flavor, even though it’s population has grown to around 70,000. It has one of the last true remaining main streets anywhere – pubs, antique shops, old banks turned restaurants, family shoe stores, bakeries - all prospering. Longmont has a myriad of public improvements completed and underway, from ballparks and open space and recreation centers to huge plump whimsical geese greeting visitors to various public areas. Longmont, and the little outlying communities Hygiene, Berthoud, and Mead are positioned on the Colorado plains with amazing sweeping views of the Front Range and the magnificent Longs Peak. ~ Amgen, Seagate, Qualcom, and Maxtor are among the corporations calling Longmont home, but the office/industrial areas are so well blended into the outskirts that one barely knows they’re there. Many of us search for years, trying to find a town for our own children like the one we grew up in. Residents of Longmont say they have found it.