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Old 04-13-2011, 11:09 AM
 
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We have the Centurytel Center that is the home to the Mudbugs hockey team, and arena league football, and all kinds of concerts. Tim McGraw was just here the other night. There are also several casinos that have good places to eat, night life, and entertainment as well.
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:27 PM
 
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We have the Centurytel Center that is the home to the Mudbugs hockey team, and arena league football, and all kinds of concerts. Tim McGraw was just here the other night. There are also several casinos that have good places to eat, night life, and entertainment as well.
Yes we have plenty of good things. I don't expect SBC to be to everyone's liking but it is not so bad. The summers are hot and humid, if you can get past that it will be ok. Don't expect a (ahem) "major metro area" like Dallas Houston or Atlanta. It isn't that at all. Approxiately 400,000 in our 3 parish (that's county for you all outside of Louisiana) metro. Go figure
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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Shreveport is not the city it used to be a lot of blight and backward thinking. Shreveport-Bossier was about the same size as Austin in 1965.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:00 PM
 
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Someone mentioned previously about mountain biking trails around the city. The monkey trail is great and Bodcau is a lot of fun. Also there are a few road biking groups that meet and bike around the highway 1/ ellerbe road area. I have young kids so Sci-port which was mentioned is fun and there is a chimpanzee reserve which is open on weekends during part of the year. Also there is a great alligator park/petting zoo which my girls absolutely love. They get to feed and pet all sorts of animals: camels, goats, llamas, deer, etc. The Red River Revel is held the first 2 weekends and 1st week of October. It is centered around the arts, but there is live music and many activities, especially for the little ones, and great food. There are also 2 small community theatres that put on plays and musicals. You can stay pretty busy considering the size of shreveport/Bossier I think. As far as racial, political, class issues, I don't find it any worse than any other city of a comparable size south of the mason-dixie line. Goodness, I love in Dallas now and I think there is much more racism here. Not everyone in Shreveport either totes a gun or a ten gallon hat. It isn't THAT backwards.
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:17 PM
 
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Someone mentioned previously about mountain biking trails around the city. The monkey trail is great and Bodcau is a lot of fun. Also there are a few road biking groups that meet and bike around the highway 1/ ellerbe road area. I have young kids so Sci-port which was mentioned is fun and there is a chimpanzee reserve which is open on weekends during part of the year. Also there is a great alligator park/petting zoo which my girls absolutely love. They get to feed and pet all sorts of animals: camels, goats, llamas, deer, etc. The Red River Revel is held the first 2 weekends and 1st week of October. It is centered around the arts, but there is live music and many activities, especially for the little ones, and great food. There are also 2 small community theatres that put on plays and musicals. You can stay pretty busy considering the size of shreveport/Bossier I think. As far as racial, political, class issues, I don't find it any worse than any other city of a comparable size south of the mason-dixie line. Goodness, I love in Dallas now and I think there is much more racism here. Not everyone in Shreveport either totes a gun or a ten gallon hat. It isn't THAT backwards.
Thanks for the kind comments. And anyone who thinks otherwise of Shreve really doesn't know the area very well. One visit may make a first impression, but you really have to live in a place for awhile and get to know people, don't you? There really truly is plenty to do here; I know of nothing it really lacks other than professional sports and we do have semi-pro.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:07 PM
 
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Someone mentioned previously about mountain biking trails around the city. The monkey trail is great and Bodcau is a lot of fun. Also there are a few road biking groups that meet and bike around the highway 1/ ellerbe road area. I have young kids so Sci-port which was mentioned is fun and there is a chimpanzee reserve which is open on weekends during part of the year. Also there is a great alligator park/petting zoo which my girls absolutely love. They get to feed and pet all sorts of animals: camels, goats, llamas, deer, etc. The Red River Revel is held the first 2 weekends and 1st week of October. It is centered around the arts, but there is live music and many activities, especially for the little ones, and great food. There are also 2 small community theatres that put on plays and musicals. You can stay pretty busy considering the size of shreveport/Bossier I think. As far as racial, political, class issues, I don't find it any worse than any other city of a comparable size south of the mason-dixie line. Goodness, I live in Dallas now and I think there is much more racism here. Not everyone in Shreveport either totes a gun or a ten gallon hat. It isn't THAT backwards.
Not everyone in TX totes a gun or a ten gallon hat either.
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:41 PM
 
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My family and I moved to Shreveport about a year ago and we are very happy here. We love it compared to Corpus Christi, TX, where we lived the last 4 years, but not as much as South Louisiana, where we are from originally. We've had no problems with crime and have met a ton of really nice folks.
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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I've read all the bad stuff about the Shreveport area, but I would like to know... What is good about the area? What do you like about where you live? What do you do on a typical Saturday, Sunday, or a day off?
No bad things in Shreveport
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