“One of a kind…..Must see…..Nothing like it…..Best neighborhood” are phrases often used in referencing New Longview in Lee’s Summit. These phrases are quite appropriate for this vibrant community of just over 260 acres that remain from the historic R.A. Long country estate originally established in the early 1900’s. Known nationally for its exquisite architecture, New Longview has already gathered a room full of awards for its aggressive efforts in preserving the historic architecture both in restoration of original buildings and construction on all new buildings.
What is not quite as apparent is the overwhelming bond and camaraderie the current resident’s exhibit on a regular basis. On any given day our homeowners can be observed gathering for spontaneous BBQ’s on the back alley, participating in Bunko night, poker night, or a game of catch out in the street, parents playing with children on playscape equipment and in green spaces, or neighbors simply sharing a cold beverage together on the front porch. You can’t buy that sense of belonging – except in New Longview.
In addition, residents have organized a Halloween costume parade, a Fourth of July parade followed by fireworks, Easter egg hunts on the front lawn of the historic
Longview Mansion grounds, and Breakfast with Santa inside the majestic Longview Mansion. It’s also not an uncommon sight to spot residents or students from the nearby Longview Community College strolling across the Boulevard for a cup of coffee at Gusto’s, or to catch a bite to eat at the neighborhood pizza place – Next Door Pizza. Other storefronts include: Subway sandwich shop, Longhorn dry cleaners, Rejuvenate Mind-Body Wellness Center, CVS Pharmacy, Advanced Nutrition, and a Phillips 66 station with convenience store and carwash.
Extraordinary efforts have been taken to preserve the legendary architecture of R.A. Long, and those designs were also maintained in the completely overhauled Show Horse Arena, now home to Longview Farm Elementary School. The school currently showcases the original stall doors as a separation wall between the gymnasium and cafeteria, exposed wooden support columns, and Loula Long Combs’ saddle for the children to gaze at while brushing up on their reading skills in the library.
There are homes meeting the needs for all walks of life ranging from the $230’s to the $800’s. We have a great mix of homeowners including young couples just purchasing their first home, young families, single parents, and empty nesters. All of New Longview’s homes have been designed featuring front porches and detailed in timeless architectural styles such as Craftsman, Victorian, Colonial, Tudor, or Shirtwaist exteriors, for an aesthetic community appeal unlike all others. These classically styled homes feature modern conveniences and spaces on the interior for greater ease in daily living and entertaining. In a saturated real estate market, that’s huge. New Longview’s residents recognize the value of owning a home that is unique compared to everything else for sale.