Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB+
- Crime & SafetyC
- Good for FamiliesB-
- Cost of LivingA
- Health & FitnessB-
- Outdoor ActivitiesC+
Paris is a town in Texas with a population of 24,842. Paris is in Lamar County. Living in Paris offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Paris and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Paris are above average.
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Working in Paris
Born and raised here. Still live here. I have never felt welcomed here. It could be great! But never will be. The rich families own most properties and let them decline in value before making it what they want and profit while the rest literally rot away or spontaneously combust. Come for the beautiful, historic downtown and leave with the realization there is nothing beautiful let alone historical about it. Don't get me started on that damn fountain. The only real history exists at the court house and stories of its lynching tree and the statues of dead British loyalists slave owners, immortalized on the courthouse grounds. Oh and there was a fire 100 yrs ago and "Jesus in Cowboy Boots" grave stone which is in fact, not an image of Jesus but appears to be a young woman. We have Wal-marts but no Target or really, anything. Churches, bars and grave stones
When I think Paris, I think potential. In my experience, my hometown is not for young adults. The limited amount of activities and events leads young people to either participate in dangerous activities or to leave Paris for a larger city. Working with the geriatric community and getting their opinion of the town has led me to the conclusion that Paris, Texas is a great town for older adults having already started and had many years of experience in their career. It's a great town for retirement. I see potential for career advancement opportunities and community involvement for young people.
I recently moved to Paris and my family and I enjoy living here. It has a lot of family friendly events. They also have events for a night out for adults. It's nice having shopping close by (within a couple miles). There are both nice and rough areas, but that's expected everywhere. It's looking to be our home for a long time.