âVidor is located a few miles east of Beaumont in Orange County. Vidor, referred to as the "crossroads to southeast Texas," is a flourishing small town with many commercial enterprises and small businesses. Homes for rent in Vidor give residents access to the Vidor School District and large companies in Beaumont and Port Arthur.
Facts for Future Residents
The area was widely used for lumber in the early 1900s when a nearby railway to Kansas City was constructed. The city got its name from the co-founder of the Miller-Vidor Timber Company which was the community's main employer from 1913 to 1924.
The Art Museum of Southeast Texas is located in neighboring Beaumont. The museum holds pieces from the 1800s to modern times with a focus on Texas and folk art. It's open seven days a week and is free to visitors.
The Beaumont Botanical Gardens are a popular attraction to residents of Vidor. The flowery paradise was established in 1968 and includes a nature trail and conservatory.
The South Texas State Fair is held in the area every year during March. It's the second largest fair in Texas and usually draws close to 500,000 visitors. It features a livestock show, a carnival and commercial exhibitions.
Some notable former residents of Vidor include country music artists Tracy Byrd, George Jones and Clay Walker.