The worse place I've ever lived
Beaumont is terrible, period. Within a 40 mile radius, there are four huge oil refineries and literally dozens of petrochemical plants. The air quality is marginal and if the sight of industrial flares dotting the landscape seems attractive to you, you'll love it.
The place is infested with ignorant, slack-jawed, inbred rednecks who cannot seem to force food down their gullet into their expansive midsections unless it is fried. "Oh, but the beach is close by." The nearby beaches are absolutely HORRIBLE. The water is brown and the sand is strewn with seaweed and more trash than you ever thought possible. On this last point, I cannot emphasize how disgusting the beaches are. Fishing line, rusty old lures, cans, broken bottles, syrofoam, food wrappers, etc., etc., etc. In the years I lived in Beaumont, I brought my children to the beach perhaps twice and both times I did not let them get in the water.
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