Working For A Better Community
Whether you are looking for tourism information, community demographics, potential business sites, or simply a nice place to live, we are only a call away. Whenever in town, we hope you come by to see us in the downtown area at 410 North Center Street, between Whaley Street and Marshall Ave.(U.S. Hwy. 80).
If you would like additional information about Longview contact:
Longview Chamber of Commerce/CVB
410 N. Center Street
Longview, Texas 75601
|Longview, Texas on the Map|
Longview is the central city of the Longview Metropolitan Statistical
Area which includes Upshur, Rusk and Gregg County. Kilgore, Gladewater
and Gilmer are neighboring cities to Longview, Texas. Longview, is the seat of Gregg County and is
located on the U.S. Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 80 corridor that
stretches 275 miles through a chain of metropolitan statistical areas
from Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana, through Dallas-Fort Worth.
Dallas lies 125 miles west of Longview, and Shreveport is 60 miles east.
|Longview As A Place To Live||Longview is the county seat of Gregg County. Gregg, Harrison, and Upshur
Counties comprise the Longview Metropolitan Statistical
Area. It is the largest MSA in the eastern part of Texas.
|School Systems||Longview has five excellent public school systems and many parochial and
private schools. Additionally, seven colleges are within 40 miles of
our community. You will find the following public school systems in the
|Things to See and Do Around Longview||The Longview Convention and Visitors Bureau publishes a variety of brochures on tourism venues. This website has listings of attractions and activities as well as area golf courses, shopping and dining opportunities. |
|Transportation||Longview is located on Interstate 20; U.S. Highway 259; Historic U.S. Highway 80; Longview is the terminus for two Texas Highways 31 & 300. Served by regional commercial airline and national passenger rail.
|Climate|| Monthly averages
|Longview's Local Government Structure and Tax Rates||Longview operates under a Home Rule Charter with a council/city manager form of government. The Longview City Council
is composed of seven people, six elected from geographic districts and
the Mayor is elected at-large. At least two of the seven come up for
election each year, and serve three-year terms.
|Utilities in Longview||Utility services in Longview are provided by public and private companies.
|Population, Workforce, and Employers|| |
The 2000 census recorded 73,000+ people in Longview. The racial
composition of Longview is 77% White, 19% Black, and 3.2% Hispanic. For more information on Longview area workforce, contact the Chamber of Commerce.