Beaumont Apartments for Rent
When the first settlers arrived to southeastern Texas to farm near the Neches River, it didn’t take long for a community to develop. This small, peaceful town changed completely in 1901, when oil was discovered on Spindletop Hill. This discovery kicked off the Texas Oil Boom, and the US became the world’s leading oil producer. Today, Spindletop is a National Historic Landmark.
The Port of Beaumont is the second largest US military port in the world. The port plays a major role in Beaumont’s economy, along with the ever-present oil industry – Beaumont is a major refining and petrochemical center, even today – over 100 years since that day oil gushed from the top of a hill. Another major contributor to the area’s economic stability is Lamar University, a public research university offering 63 undergraduate programs, 47 master’s degree programs, and nine doctoral degree programs.
While the economy may draw apartment renters, the location and beauty of Beaumont is what will keep them there. This picturesque city wraps around a historic downtown, complete with locally-owned shops, restaurants, and businesses. It is only about an hour from Houston and roughly 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico’s parks and beaches.