Population: 80,455

Living in Longview, Texas:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Longview, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked five people living in Longview what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Longview is a friendly, small town in which people tend to know and care about one another. If you are looking for a home church in which to grow deep roots, we have many choices that can fit anyone’s spiritual or religious needs. Community care and involvement is part of the culture, as most people genuinely care for their neighbors and fellow Longviewites.

The community contains coffee shops, high schools, churches, and restaurants. There are organizations to help the needy, such as the Salvation Army, Red Cross, and Meals on Wheels. The community has violence, theft, drugs, and homelessness. Longview, located in deep East Texas, offers a rural atmosphere but an array of “city” amenities. The mayor of Longview is a prominent local oral surgeon.

Longview is small town in the heart of East Texas, with beautiful scenery surrounding. Although being small, Longview is growing at a rapid speed, there is always something going on in town, so finding something to do isn’t hard. Longview is only two hours from Dallas and less than a hour away from Louisiana.

Lauren, says: 2020

Longview, Texas, is known for the yearly balloon races. Yearly many people come out to watch the balloon races. There are also many shops in historic downtown. The east Texas piney woods also offers many outdoor recreation, lots of yearly festivals. You can also find many fine restaurants to try. Centered between Dallas and Shreveport it’s a great spot to find what you want.

Angela, says: 2020

Longview, a medium sized town in Texas, is more of a retirement community. There is not a lot for the younger generation to do here. A skating rink recently opened. Also, there are a lot of parks to visit. Other than sports related activities, there is not much else to keep our younger residents entertained.

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