Longview, Washington 

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Overview of a City in Trouble - July 2015 - 8/6/2015
This is an overview of current conditions and problems facing the residents and leaders of Longview, Washington from the perspective of a resident of only nine years in Longview. Living in Longview was wonderful, and the city has a beautiful setting and offers much in the way of potential quality of life. But Longview is in serious trouble governmentally and economically, and the infrastructure is rapidly deteriorating due to lack of maintenance and poor decisions by the city’s leaders. Only the active participation and commitment of the citizens to take back ownership of their city and community and to hold their city leaders accountable for their decisions will allow this city to survive and thrive. Much must be rapidly overcome in order for Longview to once again be a wonderful city in which to live.

Brief History:
Longview, Washington was founded in 1923 by R. A. Long as a lumber mill town and seaport. It is one of the few truly planned cities in the USA Read More

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Cheap here - 5/20/2013
Cost of living is pretty low here in Longview. I make a good wage so I stick around. But not alot to do here, unless your into bars. No book stores or Read More

Beautiful little mill town - 10/11/2009
I grew up in Longview, moved away to the madness of Southern California in my early teens. Live in in the Arizona desert. Always relished our visits back to this peaceful little town. The center of the town, the draw, the beauty, is majestic Lake Sacajawea, around which much of the town's activity takes place: 4th of July celebrations, every event you can think of, walkers, joggers, bikers, just those wanting to savor the beauty of the Fall season as those incredible and ancient leaves change colors. I am contemplating moving back to my hometown, for it's beauty, it's simpleness, and to raise my two 9 year old daughters. You might have to hit the hwy and on down to Portland to find a decent restaurant....but this little hamlet holds a special place in my heart. And my high school sweetheart lives there. Ah the Read More

genereal - 11/25/2008
I have moved here and resided here for 2 years now. My own personal expierences are that the employeement rate is extremally low and hard to find a good job. The cost of living is farely good, The cost for food is kinda a bit above average. You do need a car to get around to place because the bus on runs form 6 am to 7pm and only once a hour each way. People here are kinda strange, they say are your friends but then turn around and can be mean behind your back, so makes hard to trust to many people. The rate of drugs in this city is extramely high for a small town. There is nothing fun to do but out doors things. over all, It is not a good town and i would not advise any one to move here unless it is to buy property and work in a bigger Read More

Where I live now - 12/25/2007
Where I live now is Longview, WA. Did not choose to live here by my own choice originally, but am adapting. It certainly is the cheapest place to live (neck and neck with the Kelso, Centralia/Chehalis) area on the I-5 corridor in Washington. For a Read More

Longview Transportation - 2/22/2007
Sadly, Longview has a bus transit system that only runs between 8A and 6P... which does not allow for any work schedules other than an 9-5 Read More

Not a bad place to live - 5/26/2006
I've lived in Longview on and off for the last 10 years. It's really not a bad place to live. The house prices are certainly cheaper than Vancouver Portland while the commute is still very reasonable. The town had been lacking for a long time in the shopping and dining end of the spectrum but I suspect that as more people are forced out of the Portland-Vancouver markets the area will gain more options.

Crime is a big problem and will only be rectified by the public. Many sex offenders and drug addicts are shipped to Longview from other areas of the state. People are starting to take notice of it and put up a fuss. When the city gets a handle on it Longview will be a great place to Read More

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