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Pros

-Outdoor recreation
-Revitalized downtown
-Cost of living

Cons

-Uncertain hurricane effects
-Industrial landscape
-Hot, humid summers


What Bert Has To Say About Beaumont-Port Arthur Metro Area


The towns of Beaumont and Port Arthur are located 20 miles apart in extreme southeast Texas. Port Arthur is located on Sabine Lake, a body of water deep enough to support ocean shipping and connected to the Gulf by a canal. Beaumont is inland. The area’s destiny changed in 1901 when the first oil well blew in the nearby Spindletop field, and it changed again in September 2005 when Hurricane Rita swept through the area. The 1901 event turned the area from a quiet lumber and port town into a thriving oil and gas economy, with one of the largest concentrations of oil refineries, oil, and petrochemical-related businesses in the state.


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Quick Facts About Beaumont


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Beaumont is 6.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Beaumont jobs have Decreased by 0.00 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Beaumont's cost of living is 16.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Beaumont's population is 118,129 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.33 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Beaumont is $113,808. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 14.25 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Beaumont public schools spend $10,298 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.6 students per teacher in Beaumont.

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  9/29/2015
Bryan/College Station/TAMU

I am amazed at what I read on these items about the twin cities of Bryan/CS and Aggieland in general. I was dragged there from Houston by my husband in 1980, kicking,... (Read More)

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  1/5/2013
BEAUMONT IS A BIG FAT UGLY JOKE!!!!

I swear the only thing I love about Beaumont is my FAMILY who lives there. That's IT! Everything else, I HATE IT! There's nothing to do in Beaumont what so ever! The... (Read More)

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  4/20/2011
Hot and Humid most of the time!

The humidity here is why I want to investigate other places to... (Read More)

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