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Old 07-31-2007, 02:12 PM
 
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Could anyone give me info on Lufkin? Is it a good place to live? Is there a lot of crime?
Things to do? How are the restaurants, shopping, daycare?
Thank you!
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Lufkin, Texas
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The population is less than 40,000 and there are over 100 registered sex offenders here. I have lost count of the number of murders, rapes and violent crime here in the 14 months we have lived here, but it is far too much for such a small community. Drugs are a huge problem. I have been checking out many cities in many states recently trying to find a better place to live. I have seen that the higher the percentage of Non-Hispanic whites and the lower the number of blacks and hispanics, the lower the crime rates. There are good people here but it was a mistake for our family to move here. There are far too many ignorant rednecks here. They have trash everywhere which attracts vermin and helps breed mosquitoes. And they are too stupid to clean up the mess and form a vector control district in this county to control the mosqitoes which carry diseases like West Nile and Encephalitis. There are jobs but the pay is low and the employers in this state forgot that slavery has been abolished. But expect to have Sunday off, whether you want it or not. But there is nothing to do except go to church or Wal-Mart. I work long hours for low pay and the benefits were such a joke I decided not to waste my meger earnings on them. There are two colleges in the area but their offerings seem limited to me. There are plenty of places to eat, if you like hot spicy food. As for shopping...There is Wal-Mart, Target, Sam's Club (can't save any money there), Lowes and Home Depot. If you need any special sizes expect to travel at least two hours to Tyler or Humble/Houston or order what you need. There is only a tiny bookstore. Thank goodness there is only one Starbucks.

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Old 09-01-2007, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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I visited Lufkin almost one year ago, and I loved it. I don't know about the quality of life there, but it's a beautiful area, with many trees, gardens, flowers, avenues, and gazebos. In fact, it won a "Beautiful City America" award recently.
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