Longview : Texas


What It Is Like to Retire in Longview

Longview is a town and certified retirement community of about 80,000 in east Texas. Being a certified community insures retirees have the facilities for a happy and welcoming retirement via minimum standards for infrastructure. Longview hosts a number of festivals throughout the year such as AlleyFest, a Balloon Fair, and The annual Memorial Day Weekend Motorcycle Rally, otherwise known as Party In The Pines.

Where to Retire in Longview and Home Prices

There are many types of homes for prospective retirees in Longview.
According to Zillow, the median home value was $191,832 in late 2021.


What Is Special about Longview

Heritage Plaza is a City of Longview Park and used by the community for a variety of events such as ribbon cuttings, announcements, celebrations, open air concerts and political/religious meetings. There are three colleges here: Le Tourneau University, Kilgore College, and the U. of Texas at Tyler.

What Is Not Special about Longview

Longview's crime rate is above the national average.


Who Will Like Retirement in Longview

Longview has been recognized as a Certified Retirement Community as it has a low cost of living and excellent health care. 


Local Economy Is Driven by

Major sectors of the Lonview economy include East Texas Oil Field, technology, and manufacturing. In 2007 Lonview was recertified as a Texas Urban Main Street City, and was included in the "Top 100 Best Cities for Young People".  The largest employer is the Good Shepherd Medical Center.


Climate and Physical Environment

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Having three institutions of higher education is a big advantage in this town.


Crime in Longview is higher than the national average.


Medical Facilities

Good Shepherd Medical Center and Longview Regional Medical Center are both located in Longview.



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Valuable Links

City of Longview

Longview on Wikipedia


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