Longmont, Colo., is conveniently situated 16 miles from Boulder and 37 miles from Denver, but the city's optimal location is far from the only attribute likely to attract people in the market for homes for rent. The thriving Old Town district is a cultural hub, while the city's 1500-plus acres of parks and open space are a powerful draw for outdoor enthusiasts. One thing's for sure - Longmont isn't nicknamed the Gem City of the St. Vrain Valley for nothing.
Longmont is home to 25 neighborhood parks that take up a combined total of 192 acres and boast features such as playgrounds, sports fields and picnic areas. Enjoy the peaceful ambience of one of the city's eight greenways or take the short drive to Rocky Mountain National Park to go biking, hiking, fishing, boating and more. If shopping's more your thing, head to Old Town Longmont, with its more than 300 galleries, restaurants and stores. The city also hosts numerous events each year, including 4th of July fireworks, the Concert in the Park series, Rhythm on the River and the Longmont Triathlon and Youth Triathlon.