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-Outdoor recreation
-Revitalized downtown
-Cost of living


-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.


Quick Facts About Beaumont

    The unemployment rate in Beaumont is 6.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Beaumont jobs have Increased by 0.79 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Beaumont's cost of living is 20.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Beaumont's population is 117,769 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 2.67 percent.
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Beaumont is $80,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.20 percent.
    Beaumont public schools spend $16,494 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 13.6 students per teacher in Beaumont.

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re: Beaumont is a Great place to live. - 5/13/2008
I've seen alot of good and bad opinions of Beaumont. Here's how I see it. Having grown up and leaving Beaumont in '86 when I joined the Marines I've seen alot of the... (read more)
This place is gross and so are the people. Everyone's fat, obese, lazy, uneducated, boring, small minded and the food blows. Coming here was the worst thing I could have... (read more)
re: I agree with Josh in Sour Lake - 12/18/2009
2 Seafood restaurants? Really do you even leave your house this post has got to be a... (read more)
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