Longview, Texas is located is situated within Texas Lake Country, to the south of the Sabine River and is surrounded by the pinewood and heartwood forests of north east Texas. Those moving to Longview will discover that it has an agreeable climate. Its mild winters have very small precipitations of snow and an occasion ice storm. It has very sunny, hot and humid summers which are the driest period of the year. Springtime is the rainiest season and has many strong thunderstorms, while fall lasts for three months.
The major income generator and employer in Longview is the oil and natural gas industry, specifically the East Texas Oil field. Manufacturing plants producing equipment for this industry and other machinery, as well as railroad cars and trailers employ many. Longview is also a center of horse and cattle breeding. With all of these exciting opportunities, it's no wonder why so many Longview moving companies are so busy.
The city was established in 1870 and incorporated in 1871. By 1872 the first railroad to the city had been built and Longview continued to grow until the boom of 1931 when oil was discovered.
Longview hosts many unusual festivals throughout the year. Chief among them are the Zonta Antique Show and Sale, a three day event held every March; the Memorial Day Weekend Motorcycle Rally in May, the AlleyFest art festival in June; the Great Texas Balloon Race in July which attracts enthusiasts from around the world; and the autumn Multicultural Festival which celebrates the culture of Longview.