Before you head out on the Great Longview Apartment Hunt, gather up the information that most of the area’s apartment complexes and property management folks request: proof of employment and income; your last four paycheck stubs -- unless you’re moving to Longview to take a job, then they want a letter of intent from your new employer. They’ll run a credit check and a criminal background check. Most complexes charge for these services, but call it an “application fee,” and it usually runs around $50.
There’s not much to do here as far as entertainment, but locals justify that with the fact that Dallas is a couple hours west and Shreveport is only 60 miles to the east. Shreveport you ask? Good spot to get your gambling on and a quick drive from Longview.
This little slice of East Texas heaven does have lots of outdoor festivals that not only bring out all the locals but outsiders as well: the biker festival on Memorial Day Weekend and the Great Texas Balloon Race in July, with hot air balloons from all over the world competing against one another.