Education options for every age
100 acres of heritage Main Street
View our most recent edition of the Longview Now magazine below.
Longview is nestled in the heart of deep East Texas, undeniably the most beautiful part of the finest state in the nation. Located on Interstate 20, just an hour from Shreveport to the east, two from Dallas to the west, and three from Houston to the south, Longview is perfectly positioned for any business venture.
From the cultural and corporate advantages of urban life to the natural serenity and country landscapes of the surrounding communities, you will find it all in Longview–Real East Texas! Our small town atmosphere, gorgeous surroundings, and friendly people make Longview a great place to live, work and play. There’s a “can do” attitude evident throughout the community–an attitude that promises to keep Longview’s quality of life high and opportunities abundant.
With a city population of nearly 90,000 and a regional population of approximately 300,000, opportunities for business abound in Longview.
Local, regional, and visitor support of retail outlets, restaurants, and hotels is strong. Our charming city is known for our urban appeal, offering an affordable place to live that provides a vibrant cultural scene, recreational activities, and higher education opportunities.
Longview’s geographic location is ideal for business with easy access from Interstate 20 going east and west, State Highway 59 going north and south. The Amtrak rail system has a very busy hub in Longview, and the East Texas Regional Airport includes a Foreign Trade Zone.
For many reasons, all of Longview’s standard economic indicators have been consistently rising. Sales tax, employment rates, construction, and home sales annually reflect positive trends.
Weather & Climate
One might say Longview provides a wonderful climate with 211 sunny days per year on average-perfect for outdoor living!
Traffic and Transportation
Traffic is not an issue for Longview. The one-way commute averages 18.6 minutes.
Economy & Job Market
Although forged from a rich history in the oil and gas industry, Longview also has a strong health care industry as well as manufacturing and technology base.
Everything You Need In One Place
Longview offers amenities to excite everyone! From churches and parks to cultural and performing arts to abundance of athletic fields. Longview checks all of the boxes. It boasts a newly opened 26 acre Arboretum and Nature Center and a children’s museum called World of Wonders (WOW). From the Longview Symphony to The Longview Ballet to Artsview Children’s Theater, we work intentionally and deliberately to create a place where people want to live work and play!
Employers offer competitive wages. Many have been in the area for decades, joined by new companies making the determined decision to house their facilities in beautiful East Texas. They all recognize the quality of life the area offers will increase talent attraction and retention of employees. The best part is living and working in Longview guarantees a short commute.
Longview has a thriving arts and culture scene – playhouses, museums, and area historical sites. You can catch live shows at the Community Theatre or at LeTourneau University’s Belcher Center. Live entertainment is an option every spring and fall in downtown. The Arboretum and Nature Center also offers a variety of fun options. Dining choices continue to evolve as several new locally sourced-focused restaurants have opened in the past few years.
Happy Longview Residents
“Longview surprised me in the best way possible. Moving from a large metroplex, I was impressed and excited about the amenities offered here. Options are endless for restaurants, entertainment and relaxation!”
“Longview is a welcoming, energetic community with plenty of options for eating, entertainment and outdoor activities. Our community has proven to be a great place to live, work, and raise a family. The area has much to offer, plus the bonus of being centrally located between Shreveport, LA and Dallas, TX. Another added benefit is the great industrial base we can boast about. As the HR Supervisor with Nucor Steel we hire and attract people with integrity, values, and leadership qualities that want a lifelong career.”
“I’ve lived in Longview all of my life except for my college years. Longview has always been home to me. It’s where my family is and a great place to raise my son. The family friendly environment is like none other. A place that’s not too big or too small. It’s a place you can retire and not have the hustle and bustle of a large city. We have the same restaurants, movies, etc. We are close to Dallas, Shreveport, and Houston if you want a weekend getaway! You too would love the family friendly environment that Longview provides. There’s resources galore and the Chamber does a great job with making sure it’s available to everyone!“
Get the Latest News & Events
Want to stay connected to all things Longview, including upcoming events and more? Just fill out the form.