Housing & Cost of Living


Crafting Your Timeless Legacy Starts Here

Longview offers an exceptional environment for businesses and residents, combining an ideal place for living, working and raising a family with affordable housing and a cost of living that enhances our residents' quality of life. The affordability of homes and the overall cost of living play a pivotal role in our employee retention efforts and in attracting the skilled workforce essential for the growth and prosperity of Longview's businesses.

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Beautiful Neighborhoods & Communities

Longview offers a diverse array of housing choices, catering to the preferences of our residents. Whether you seek the tranquility of tree-filled master-planned communities, the charm of historic neighborhoods, expansive farmland and acreage, or the opportunity to design your dream home on available lots and land, we have options to suit your desires. Additionally, for those looking for multifamily dwellings, we provide a range of choices, including apartments, townhomes, duplexes and the convenience of downtown-living options.

Longview's housing market presents a strategic advantage over the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Our homes offer affordability that rivals local communities like Tyler and Kilgore, while providing convenient access to a diverse array of amenities and vibrant community events within the city.

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Increasing Housing Availability

Since 2019, there has been a consistent and robust increase in residential building permits for both single and multi-family residences. This trend underscores a strong forecast for sustained development and a persistent demand for new homes.

Affordable Cost of Living

Along with highly affordable home prices, Longview also offers a low overall cost of living that is more than 15% lower than the national average and lower than major Texas metropolitan areas such as the DFW Metroplex.

Affordable housing prices and low cost of living benefit residents and the companies and organizations that do business in and provide services to the community, allowing for more disposable income that can be utilized for recreation, leisure, savings and investments, leading to a higher quality of life and enhanced financial security.





Overall Cost of Living