B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$129,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$789
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

Longview Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    288
    283
  • Murder
    18
    6
  • Rape
    51
    41
  • Robbery
    158
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    962
    500
  • Theft
    3,659
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    343
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,304
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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Longview is a small town that gives you the resources to explore and be entertained. As a local, Longview has transformed from the mindset of "having nothing to do" to an excited day running around having fun with new resturantes, shopping areas, parks, and entertainment based attractions. I am not saying that Longview is by any means bustling like Dallas but it is a professional enviornment for a great childhood. Not only is Longview one of the fastest growing towns in the country, it is full of community based activities to get involved and make a difference!
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Longview is a great, up-and-coming town nestled in the Piney Woods of East Texas. The community here is like no other! No matter where you go (grocery store, restaurant, gym, etc.) you will see someone you know, who will smile and ask about your well-being! Longview's downtown is developing into a thriving cultural and entertaining area. With all the growth going on in Longview, I am excited to come back a visit and see just what it has become!
Longview is your average Texas city. The people are for the most part, kind but there are issues with the socio-economics of the city. There is a large disparity in income with the north side of town being well off with many businesses and nice places to go but the south side of town is riddled with low income neighborhoods and crime. There is a gang issue that has been going on for years and gun shots are a nightly occurrence in the south part of town. Overall, it is not a bad place to live and there is everything you need to be happy here.