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Posted: 8/9/2022 8:23:44 AM EDT
I've been hit up by recruiter for a position in the Beaumont / Port Arthur area.  What can anyone tell me? Should I run, do I need a 20g for skeeters...Tell me everything.
Link Posted: 8/9/2022 10:42:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: bigthicket] [#1]
You do not want to live in either one.
Nederland,Pt.Neches and Groves are in between the two.
They are great places to live,with good schools.
Sort of a modern Mayberry.
Tons of work here too.


ETA: Beaumont is the 4th. most dangerous city in Texas.
The hood rats in Beaumont and Pt.Arthur kill each other
at an amazing rate.Daily thing in the news.
Link Posted: 8/9/2022 11:13:35 AM EDT
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I am in Nederland. Agree with Bigthicket. I grew up in Port Arthur. I dont there anymore unless I have to.
Link Posted: 8/9/2022 8:33:48 PM EDT
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Born and raised in Beaumont. Live in way, way, way north PA now. It's a shit hole. None of us stay here for the beauty though.

The suburb cities aren't bad. My wife is from Port Neches. Beaumont has done a lot to be nicer but the crime is bad. PA is just a dump now. It's sad watching it spiral further and further into a third world shit hole.

But like anywhere, stay out of crime areas and don't be a drug addict and you're most likely gonna be ok. But be on your toes. It's violent to be a small area. PA has several shootings a week counting drive by's and same for Beaumont. The mid county cities are full of meth and heroin. Orange County also is full of heroin and meth. We get a lot of spill over crime from Houston too. The average person isn't victimized much. Other than idiots in mid county leaving their guns in unlocked cars.

There isn't much to do if you aren't into waterfowl hunting or fishing though. Houston isn't far though. Cost of living isn't bad. We can use more conservatives too. Two very good gun clubs nearby too.
Link Posted: 8/9/2022 10:35:50 PM EDT
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Live in Lumberton and commute
Link Posted: 8/10/2022 11:01:42 AM EDT
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This. I lived in Beaumont for 2 years in the early 2000’s as my wife and I got started in life. It didn’t take us long to realize that we wanted to move. Ended up in Lumberton for the next 7 years and loved it.  FWIW, the one thing I routinely hear from co-workers who are still in the Beaumont area is if you’re already married and like outdoor things Beaumont isn’t a bad place to be. If you’re young, single and want a more active social life you likely won’t be as happy.  

We’ve moved around a lot, and are back in Texas now, just not the Beaumont area.
Link Posted: 8/12/2022 10:06:45 AM EDT
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I grew up in Lumberton but currently live in Beaumont. Best school district is Hardin Jefferson if you have kids. Worst is Beaumont. My dad always called SETX the arm pit of the universe since it’s hot and humid 10 months out of the year with a hurricane every 8-10 years, floods, mosquitoes that will carry you away. Plenty of fishing and the beach sucks with the brown water. Good money to be made thanks to the refineries. Golden Triangle gun club has 600 yard range and good pistol ranges and matches but run by old men and has gotten expensive. Orange gun club has a 500 yard rifle range and run better.
Link Posted: 8/12/2022 8:00:34 PM EDT
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As others have said, live in Lumberton, Sour Lake, even Liberty.
Link Posted: 8/12/2022 8:42:12 PM EDT
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As others have said, live in Lumberton, Sour Lake, even Liberty.
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Lumberton and Sour Lake I can get, but Liberty? It's always struck me as a run down dump.
Link Posted: 8/13/2022 7:10:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: lilMAC25] [#9]
The area is home for me, as I was born and raised here. Lived in Conroe for 15 years and moved back this year so kids could be closer to grandparents (currently live with InLaws). Love where I work, but I wouldn’t live in Beaumont or Port Arthur proper. No way.

We are looking in Orange or Vidor. I want 4-10 acres.


If you like to fish or duck hunt, you’re gonna love the area. If you like night life, it’s boring.
Link Posted: 8/13/2022 9:09:24 PM EDT
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There is a surprising number of us around here. We need to have a range day one time.
Link Posted: 8/13/2022 11:20:52 PM EDT
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I love SE Tx
Link Posted: 8/14/2022 10:33:52 AM EDT
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There is a surprising number of us around here. We need to have a range day one time.
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Agreed. I would be open for a meet-up.
Link Posted: 8/14/2022 1:17:18 PM EDT
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Same here.I belong to OGC.
Link Posted: 8/14/2022 3:35:09 PM EDT
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Same.
Link Posted: 8/15/2022 7:25:42 AM EDT
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If Texas had am asshole.  It'd be Beaumont/Port Arthur
Link Posted: 8/15/2022 11:53:06 AM EDT
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Depending on where you are working, I would try to live in a county that doesn’t touch the gulf so you don’t have to buy windstorm insurance.

Any idea on you budget for housing and what you are looking for in a house?  How far are you willing to commute?

Kids and schooling interests? (I would only live in Beaumont if I was wanting to send my kids to private school or if I sent them to a different district like Hardin Jefferson or Hamshire/Fannett…)

Link Posted: 8/15/2022 7:48:06 PM EDT
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Depending on where you are working, I would try to live in a county that doesn't touch the gulf so you don't have to buy windstorm insurance.

Any idea on you budget for housing and what you are looking for in a house?  How far are you willing to commute?

Kids and schooling interests? (I would only live in Beaumont if I was wanting to send my kids to private school or if I sent them to a different district like Hardin Jefferson or Hamshire/Fannett )

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Being off the coast isn't gonna help that. Jasper and Newton got rocked hard during Rita.
Link Posted: 8/17/2022 2:38:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ManiacRat461:
Being off the coast isn't gonna help that. Jasper and Newton got rocked hard during Rita.
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Actually, if you don't live in a coastal county in Texas, you aren't required to have  separate windstorm coverage policy.  I live in Hardin county, and my normal homeowner's policy covers windstorm and/or hurricane damage.
Link Posted: 8/17/2022 3:20:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Pawdog:


Actually, if you don't live in a coastal county in Texas, you aren't required to have  separate windstorm coverage policy.  I live in Hardin county, and my normal homeowner's policy covers windstorm and/or hurricane damage.
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Originally Posted By Pawdog:
Originally Posted By ManiacRat461:
Being off the coast isn't gonna help that. Jasper and Newton got rocked hard during Rita.


Actually, if you don't live in a coastal county in Texas, you aren't required to have  separate windstorm coverage policy.  I live in Hardin county, and my normal homeowner's policy covers windstorm and/or hurricane damage.


Exactly..
Link Posted: 8/17/2022 6:55:59 PM EDT
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My sister’s first husband worked at JD Murphree wildlife area for a while. They lived in PA and their house kinda sucked. But man, if you loved to fish, this was the place.

We did some crabbing too with a string and a chicken leg. My mother claimed a crab had her string and wouldn’t let go. I grabbed the string and pulled up a 4 ft alligator who promptly broke the line. My mother crawled on top of the truck.

But the fucking flies would chase and bite you. Hard. Almost like getting pinched with pliers. And the burning tire smell was pretty common. Glad I visited but wouldn’t stay. Maybe if you could live a bit further inland.
Link Posted: 8/17/2022 8:29:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Pawdog:


Actually, if you don't live in a coastal county in Texas, you aren't required to have  separate windstorm coverage policy.  I live in Hardin county, and my normal homeowner's policy covers windstorm and/or hurricane damage.
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Didn't know that. Learn something new everyday. I just thought he meant going without.
Link Posted: 8/19/2022 4:58:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ManiacRat461:
Lumberton and Sour Lake I can get, but Liberty? It's always struck me as a run down dump.
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Originally Posted By ManiacRat461:
Originally Posted By USMC0352:
As others have said, live in Lumberton, Sour Lake, even Liberty.
Lumberton and Sour Lake I can get, but Liberty? It's always struck me as a run down dump.


I live between Liberty and Raywood. It’s quiet and rural. The town might be a dump, but it’s got that small town feel.
Link Posted: 8/21/2022 3:05:08 PM EDT
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Lumberton and Silsbee both are just a hop and a skip from Beaumont and things are pretty laid back here.
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