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Old 12-22-2014, 12:02 PM   #1
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Question on Longview

Is this city safe to live in ???
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:07 PM   #2
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I haven't been there for years. What I remember is the smell from the pulp mill.
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:25 PM   #3
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safe like Alberturkey?,,,,,,,,,,,,, No!



much safer!
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:44 PM   #4
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Interesting info:
http://www.city-data.com/city/Longview-Washington.html

Longview is safer than Albuquerque, but has a higher crime rate than the US average (according to this site).
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:15 PM   #5
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You mean Longphew, right next to Kelsmell? Yep, lots a fresh air...
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Old 12-22-2014, 02:30 PM   #6
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longview has a bit of a meth problem, but then so do a lot of other places nearby
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:23 PM   #7
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"Safe" is relative. Compared to Abq. I'm sure it's better, compared to most other areas in this region, you can do better. I'm sure you can do just fine in Longview, just choose your home with care.
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:49 PM   #8
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I haven't been there for years. What I remember is the smell from the pulp mill.
That's my memory too. That and the shitty truck stop at the bottom of the hill. I'd be there for days waiting for a load of paper.

Edit: Nevermind I was thinking Lewiston, ID when I wrote that.
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Old 12-22-2014, 04:11 PM   #9
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Any reason you are considering that area? I personally would move south to Woodland or Ridgefield/Battleground.
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:39 PM   #10
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A thought

We are considering Longview mainly because there is greater availability of apartments and homes for rent.
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Old 12-23-2014, 06:35 PM   #11
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Woodland is sweet..more expensive..we're currently shopping that way too...but looking for a little acreage. My wifes boss lives in Kelso, when they moved up from their country club life in Cali...they were taken back a bit... He was born there though and they came back to be near aging family.

You could do worse...just stay away from the river side row houses..
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Old 12-24-2014, 07:08 PM   #12
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Really mild compared to where you're from.
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Old 12-24-2014, 07:17 PM   #13
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My in-laws moved to Longview when they retired - not exactly sure how they came to pick Longview, but they like it. However, there was a little shoot-out next door to them once!
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Old 12-24-2014, 07:33 PM   #14
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Live in Longview now, ya it stinks sometimes. Then again so does the babies diaper. Most of town is fine. LIke any town ya got to stay out of the "hood" areas. The closer to the industrial areas, or the main hwy through town the more crime you see. All in all I kinda like it. Has everything you need, still feels a little like a small town.

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Old 12-24-2014, 11:56 PM   #15
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UGH! ABQ is a nightmare. The cops in Rio Rancho have a full time job keeping out the rif raf. LOL


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