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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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Small city complex - Extreme southeast Texas near Gulf Coast and Louisiana border See Local Real Estate
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City: Port Arthur
Zip Codes: 77642, 77640, ... 3 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 16 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Port Arthur


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Port Arthur is 9.20 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Port Arthur jobs have Decreased by 0.00 percent. Learn more...
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Port Arthur's cost of living is 22.00% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Port Arthur's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    Port Arthur's population is 55,340 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -5.76 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Port Arthur is $83,702. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 14.73%. Check out the homes in the area.
    SCHOOLS
    Port Arthur public schools spend $10,951 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.8 students per teacher in Port Arthur. Learn more...

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  7/28/2015
port arthur ace hole capital of the world

Port arthur and surrounding areas CONS: hot and very humid summers cant go outside during summer hungry mosquitos chase you. Most pdople on the road especially with... (Read More)

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Slow grind

Seattle, here we... (Read More)

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  4/26/2014
Pierre

I live in the Port Acres area of Port Arthur and I like the rural area very much. I do have to wonder what kind of hallucinogenic drugs he had used prior to writing his... (Read More)

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