Easton, Texas


Pros

-Cost of living
-Historic interest
-Nearby recreation

Cons

-Entertainment
-Viloent crime rate
-Summer heat

Location

Northeast Texas, 30 miles from Louisiana border
Profile: Small-city complex
Elevation: 259
Time zone: Central Standard Time

What Bert Has To Say About Longview Metro Area


Longview is a small city in eastern Texas about 130 miles east of Dallas. Marshall is a small but culturally and historically rich former boom town an additional 35 miles east. Originally a transportation center for nearby agriculture and timber industries, the Longview-Marshall area prospered from the oil booms of the 1920’s and 1930’s, and Longview has a sizable, downtown, historic area (“One Hundred Acres of History”).

Today’s Longview still has a manufacturing and basic industry economy but also supports a large region of East Texas with retail, health care and other services. The largest employers are Eastman Chemical and the Good Shepard Health System, and there is an assortment of smaller manufacturers in recreational vehicles, heavy equipment, railroad cars and fabricated parts. Contrary to the popular Texas stereotype of endless dry Western prairie, Longview and East Texas in general are known as the “piney woods” part of the state, and large trees and forests dominate the landscape where they weren’t cleared for cotton growing and other agricultural interests.

The most notable of the area’s many lakes is Lake of the Pines to the north. While Shreveport to the east provides some amenities including air service, the area is fairly isolated and offers little to do. The low Cost of living is one of the area’s biggest attractions.

The city sits on level to gently rolling land with pine forests and intermittent agriculture. The climate is mainly continental with a strong subtropical influence from the Gulf. Summer months are hot and fairly humid. Winters are mild with a few short periods of cold temperatures. Rainfall occurs as steady winter rains or as spring and summer thundershowers. Storms may be strong, particularly in the spring.


Highlights


COUNTRY - United States
STATE - Texas
COUNTY - Gregg County
METRO AREA - Longview Metro Area
CITY - Easton
ZIP CODES - 75641
REAL ESTATE - For Sale  For Rent
SCHOOLS - See Local Schools

Quick Facts About Easton


ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Easton is 4.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Easton jobs have Increased by 1.66 percent.

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Easton's cost of living is 26.60% Lower than the U.S. average.

POPULATION
As of 2014, Easton's population is 669 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 15.74 percent.

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Easton is $53,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.60 percent.

SCHOOLS
Easton public schools spend $12,792 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.1 students per teacher in Easton.


Easton Housing Market


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