If you can get to one of those places once a week, it will help out a lot just by being around people who have the same mentality as you do towards lifting.
My PL gym is about 45 minutes away, on a very good day (2 hours to get there in traffic, once). Since I started working at a gym 2 minutes from my house, I've been too busy to get to the PL gym and that bothers the hell out of me. Nothing like powerlifting in a gym full of gangsters who only work biceps and do pull-ups. I miss the guidance and encouragement from the other PLer's. Not to mention the understanding of what a bench shirt.