Beaumont is located on the south eastern part of Texas near the Louisiana border. The city is surrounded by green farm areas, oil refineries, paper mills, rice factories, and a port, Port Author. Lamar University is the highlight of the town. Their programs are well known nationwide. The town offers a variety of local and commercial businesses and restaurants. The demographic is mixed of lower socioeconomic individuals in less taken care of neighborhoods and some higher-wealthy neighborhoods as well. Overall the people are friendly. There isn't much of a nightlife, spare a few bars, but Houston is about an hour and a half away which offers much more. The biggest thing that could change about the town is how it smells. Often there is an awful odor in the air.