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Old 07-21-2010, 08:16 PM
 
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My husband might get a job in the Shreveport area. We are moving from a small town in West virginia and lived in a college town in Ohio before that.. My question is.....are people in this area friendly and accepting of new people? We are in our 50's and won't have any family close by, so we hope to make good friends. Are people willing to let people in their "circle"? Also I am having a hard time figuring out where the safe areas are there. Any info will be helpful!
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:38 PM
 
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Bossier is a better bet as far as what area to live in. Its accessible to BAFB and only minutes to Shreveport. Also, the crime rate isn't too bad either. As far as people being friendly..... we have met alot of friendly people in the 2 years that we have lived here but we haven't really made any close friends. I don't know if its because we are a younger couple with three kids and therefore are a little more limited in the activites that we participate in. You can check out www.shreveportbossierfunguide.com to get an idea of what the area has to offer as far as entertainment and activities go.
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:38 PM
 
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Thanks for the response and the guide. I guess because you are the only one to answer this post so far, I take that as a sign that most people are related or grew up together and don't bring new folks into their group. ~sigh~ Hopefully we'll be neighbors!!haha
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:08 PM
 
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Oh no, there just isn't a great deal of SBCers on this site. They only seem to jump on here when you don't have a favorable opinion about their neighborhood. . The second poster I agree with about Bossiers somewhat better crime rate and schools.

Making friends around here can be easy if you get involved in a church-seriously. There are the usual groups around the cities-I guess it just depends what you want to do in your spare time and who you wish to be involved with. This is big hunting and fishing country. We also have minor league baseball and ice hockey. Just thought I would feed that to you.
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:09 AM
 
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Thanks hdwell!
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Del Norte NM
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Thanks hdwell!
CoCo,

There's friendly people whereever you go except maybe in Massachusetts. I'm just kidding about that. I like to rib the Yanks a little sometimes because of the perceptions they have of the Great People of the South.

You'll find that SBO is a friendlier than usual city. One thing I wouldn't do that I wouldn't do anywhere I lived was to put down where I'm living and compare it to where I came from. By and large people all over this great country don't like you to put down their home.

Good luck! You'll make friends! You'll also find that SBO is easy to get around. I liked it there a lot but it's a little too warm and a little too flat for me. On that note there's a diversity of landscape in the area. You can be on the Red River's flat delta or in rolling hills in less than 20 miles of each other.

Cheers!
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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Well Zia, actually SE Shreveport and all of Bossier sits in the Red River Valley. On either side you do encounter those low rolling hills. I discovered the other day driving on 71 north of Hosston that the newly constructed but not yet open I-49 comes off the hills and goes down into the valley. You get quite a panoramic view with hills in Bossier Parish seen in the distance. It will be interesting once completed.
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Old 07-23-2010, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Del Norte NM
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Well Zia, actually SE Shreveport and all of Bossier sits in the Red River Valley. On either side you do encounter those low rolling hills. I discovered the other day driving on 71 north of Hosston that the newly constructed but not yet open I-49 comes off the hills and goes down into the valley. You get quite a panoramic view with hills in Bossier Parish seen in the distance. It will be interesting once completed.
How is the construction coming along. I heard one day 49 will replace US 71 as a route from KCMO to Lafayette. Pretty cool...I love Kansas City.
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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Zia? What is "SBO"?
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:29 PM
 
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SBO = Shreveport/Bossier area.
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