Longview, a city of approximately 75,000 people, is in the heart of Northeast Texas. Its pristine lakes, rolling hills and heavily forested countryside provide background for a dynamic and diverse business climate, making the right corner of Texas one of the state's best kept secrets.
Located 120 miles east of Dallas and 200 miles north of Houston, Longview has progressed from a predominantly agricultural community into a diversified industrial center with over 300 manufactures.
From Interstate 20 and U.S, Highway 259, both of which cross through Longview, to the 10,000 foot runway (which is an alternative landing site for NASA's space shuttle) at the Gregg County Airport, transportation is the best in the region. In addition, rail transportation, provided by the Union-Pacific and Santa Fe systems, enables local manufacturers to move large amounts of raw materials and products to and from Longview.
Port facilities are accessible through Houston, Texas and the Red River Inland Waterway in Shreveport, Louisiana, 60 miles east.See all homes for sale in the Spring Hill area.
Longview has an excellent primary, secondary and higher education resource base. Longview ISD, Pine Tree ISD, Spring Hill ISD and White Oak ISD all boast a strong history of excellence in education, outstanding academic programs, and a wide range of extracurricular activities.
The Greater Longview Organization for Business and Education (GLOBE) is a nationally recognized program, initiated by Eastman Chemical company, to challenge students with more sophisticated courses in public school. This program includes higher levels of math, science, literature and geography, designed to provide quantitative and qualitative skills. It is an opportunity for students to take courses that will enable them to excel as they continue their higher education, and to think critically and effectively as they enter the work force.
Excellent private schools include Oak Forest Montessori Schools as well as Crisman Preparatory School. Parochial schools in Longview include Longview Christian Academy, St. Mary's Catholic School and The Trinity School of Texas.
Longview is home to LeTourneau University, a non-denominational Christian university recognized nationally and internationally for its quality programs in engineering, aviation, business and science. In addition, Kilgore College, located in nearby Kilgore, but with a second campus in Longview, is an out-standing comprehensive public junior college.