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Longview is located in two counties, Gregg and Harrison. The city neighbors Marshall and Gladewater. Homes for rent will give a renter access to numerous locations and satisfying amenities such as Teague Park, Guthrie Park, Posados Cafe, Oakland Heights Baptist Church, Brookwood Village, Longview Mall, Texas Roadhouse, Smashburger and Hinsley Park.

History of Longview

  • In the 1990s, Longview had the honor of being the largest city in Gregg county. The community was founded in the 1870s.
  • Ossamus Hitch Methvin Sr., who bought the acres on the site of modern Longview, purchased the land to serve as a community along the route of the railroad that had been recently built near Longview. The name of the city also owes its existence to Methvin - reportedly, the picturesque view from his house inspired the moniker of Longview.
  • The city was officially incorporated in 1871. 
  • There have been quite a few newspapers in Longview during its long history. The Longview New Era was first published in 1873. The New Era was published weekly. Currently, residents can get their news from Longview News Journal. 
  • The East Texas oilfield was a vibrant industry in the city - it helped Longview withstand the worst effects of the Great Depression. 

Resources for Renters

  • The city's informative website will be helpful for renters. Online applications and other resources are available for residents to print out or use online. Other pages include information on community resources, the city's contact information, services such as applying for a job, mentoring and volunteer programs, and the city's numerous departments. 
  • Longview Independent School District's website provides a parent with the essentials on the educational scene in Longview. Pages include "Our Schools," which lists the different levels and names of schools in the district. There's also a page specifically for parents and others on the board that lists the goals of the district.