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Old 07-02-2010, 08:56 PM
 
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Hello, I will be soon moving to Shreveport from Los Angeles due to my husband job. I would like to know what's it like to live there. Is there any thing to do there?

Thanks,
Lynn
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Old 07-03-2010, 08:03 PM
 
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Default Moving to Shreveport from Los Angeles, Calif

I live in LA around the Lake Charles area but have been to Shreveport several times. Shreveport has a few casinos and a good mall on the river. It also has an arena football team. I think you will enjoy it being it is definitely smaller that L.A.
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Old 07-05-2010, 12:47 PM
 
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Hi Lyn,
I lived in Shreveport for many years, 12 years ago I moved to Bossier Parish (just across the river) and I would NEVER move back to Shreveport! There are quite a few things to do here, we have festivals, casinos, shopping, lakes and parks. I've often been told by service men and women from Barksdale AFB that have been transferred here, that you either love S'port/Bossier or you hate it. Here is a link: shreveport-bossier.org Hope this helps!
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:28 PM
 
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I moved here almost 2 years ago, and have been trying to get away ever since....
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:39 PM
 
Location: North Bossier
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Bloom where you are planted There are wonderful people, places and food here. We have festivals, casinos, the Red River and many other waterways for recreation. I live in North Bossier and love it. The schools are great and Bossier is home to Barksdale Airforce Base and we are proud to host all of our military families. You may experience a bit of culture shock moving here from LA but you will love the cost of living and housing prices! There is a place for you here...what are your interests?
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:53 PM
 
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Default Moving to Shreveport Area

Hi. Can anyone help? We live n New York, the suburbs, beautiful home, *excellent public school system, very low crime...great neighboorhood, honestly no problems. We are considering moving to the Shreveport area over the summer due work. We have 2 children, one in middle school and one graduating high school (he will be attending college). We have some family in the So. Highlands area and think it's beautiful...from what they say, we've never visited. BUT we hear so many things about how Bossier is a better place to live...we're so confused now! We will be visiting soon and would like to arrive in LA with some knowledge about the areas. Can anyone give us some advise? Thank you


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Bloom where you are planted There are wonderful people, places and food here. We have festivals, casinos, the Red River and many other waterways for recreation. I live in North Bossier and love it. The schools are great and Bossier is home to Barksdale Airforce Base and we are proud to host all of our military families. You may experience a bit of culture shock moving here from LA but you will love the cost of living and housing prices! There is a place for you here...what are your interests?
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:33 PM
 
Location: North Bossier
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South Highlands is beautiful! There are a lot of beautiful restored older homes there. North Bossier has the best public schools and very safe. Although Bossier is just across the river from Shreveport, they are very different. It really depends on what lifestyle you enjoy ( new construction subdivisions or restored established neighborhoods) Price range will also be a factor. Bossier has a couple of nice expensive neighborhoods and a nice golf course community ( Stonebridge ) and Shreveports golf communities are Southern Trace and Old Oakes. Local colleges would be LSU Shreveport, Centenary (private), and Bossier Parish Community College. Bossier has the better public schools but Shreveport has magnet schools for middle school age that are also good. Caddo Middle Magnet and Byrd High School are the premier public schools in Shreveport. Shreveport has most of the restaurants and shopping. We go to Shreveport to dine out and shop. Keep in mind they are only separated by a river so to most of us it is like one town though they have different governments. Bossier does a better job with fire, police, utilities and taxes under the leadership of Mayor Lo Walker while Shreveport is led by Mayor Cedric Glover. Bossier Parish schools board is tops over Caddo Parish School Board. Bossier I experiencing growth issues with traffic but plans are underway to correct it. Hope this helps! Moderator cut: not allowed

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Old 01-17-2011, 09:27 AM
 
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Hi thank you very much for that information! So is it safe to say that if I don't register my child in a magnet or private school in Shreveport, that the better option would be the Bossier school system (stay away from the Shreveport public school system, other than what you had mentioned)? That's one of our biggest concerns! We have the same type of situation here in some areas, either Catholic school or MOVE. Some school systems you just wouldn't put your child in.
What we'd 'like' is an area with the *best school system, lots of families and children (our children are 11/12) (and high school). We'd like to eventually find a home with a very nice, larger sized yard and a home 2000 sq ft or above in the under $200k price range with lo taxes, (is that unrealistic?). When looking in South Highlands it seems all the homes that meet our criteria are beautiful but are above $300k, but as you know we're not settled on that area now anyway.
Also - is one area more a suburb and the other more a city?
Thank you for all your help and taking the time to get back to me!
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:54 AM
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Don't let the real estate person above mislead you into thinking N Bossier is the greatest thing since sliced bread. N Bossier has it's share of downsides; the traffic for one is bad. The shopping is getting better but if you want more choice than WalMart and Target, then you'll have to drive way down to south Shv for it.

To meet your requirements, I'd suggest S Bossier. It's 10 min from the best shopping in the Shv/Bossier area, the neighborhoods are family friendly and safe, and the schools are no worse than N Bossier. I agree with you on the Magnet schools in Shv, my daughter has been in the magnet system since kindergarten (she's now a senior) and it is vastly better to anything Bossier Parish has to offer.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:17 AM
 
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Thank you...so as far as the schools you feel Shreveports magnet schools are better than the best Bossier public schools, correct?
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