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Old 06-02-2011, 08:05 PM
 
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Hello,

My family and I may be moving to the Shreveport area. My husband's job would be in the southwest side of Shreveport. I'm looking for ideas on neighborhoods with several criteria:

1. Walkable and bike-able
2. Good schools
3. Access to public transportation
4. Community feel where you know your neighbors
5. Access to organic food/farmer's market
6. Short commute for my husband

Thanks for any and all kinds of information...good or bad!

Lily

P.S. home budget is around $300,000.
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:26 PM
 
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Hello,

My family and I may be moving to the Shreveport area. My husband's job would be in the southwest side of Shreveport. I'm looking for ideas on neighborhoods with several criteria:

1. Walkable and bike-able
2. Good schools
3. Access to public transportation
4. Community feel where you know your neighbors
5. Access to organic food/farmer's market
6. Short commute for my husband

Thanks for any and all kinds of information...good or bad!

Lily

P.S. home budget is around $300,000.
1--Not much walkable/bikeable if you actually want to get somewhere.Just walking around a neighborhead,maybe.If you can take the heat

2-schools--Shreveport is not known for good schools.High schools I can't say a lot,although private school Evangel is good.Elementary schools there are a few.But--the school system is going through huge changes right now.Just layed off 160 people last week.Is closing some schools,losing magnet schools,lots of bad stuff.

3--public transportation--very ,very little.A limited bus system that does not run everywhere or all the time.

4-some areas

5-not much organic but there is a weekly farmers market in the summer near the bridge in downtown,by the casinos,bars,and strip clubs.

6-other than if you had to pass through a very small downtown during rush hours,nothing over 20 minutes is my guess

I just cant off the top of my head suggest an area.I would suggest looking in Ellerbe road area,Bossier City,I am sure some others will suggest better.

Where are you moving from?Have been here for a visit?
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:42 AM
 
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1. Most of the older Shreveport neighborhoods (Highland, South Highlands, Broadmoor) have sidewalks and depending on which area you live in, walking to your destination may be an option. Check out different neighborhoods on walkscore.com. Biking in the older neighborhoods is a viable option as well. Most of the traffic in these areas tends to be on the major streets (Kings, Youree, Line, Pierremont, E.70th) this leaves the well connected side streets nearly empty most of the time. There are also bike/walking paths on both sides of the river. The one in Shreveport follows the river from downtown to hamel park.
2. Do not have kids, can't really say much here.
3. Public transit here isn't great, but Shreveport isn't really a large enough city to warrant a larger system. If you live in the city, Sportran can be utilized to get around a bit. I use it sometimes, but never if I have to be somewhere at a specific time.
4. I have lived here about 8 months now, and I know all my neighbors. People here are pretty friendly.
5. As previously mentioned, there is a farmers market shreveportfarmersmarket.com, the only other one im aware of are Sunshine health foods on youree. Sadly no whole Foods.
6. I can't think of anywhere in the area where you would have a long commute. The area is a bit overbuilt, and short of a major accident traffic volumes are pretty low.

Hope this helps!
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:59 PM
 
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In Shreveport I would suggest the Twelve Oaks community. South Bossier will put you in a better public school system than Shreveport, and for your budget I would suggest Savannah Place and Gardens of Southgate
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