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Old 02-19-2009, 01:39 PM
 
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Hello Forum,

I really need some help, I have been transferred to Shreveport for my job in sales. I am from Chicago and currently live in downtown Charlotte NC. Could some one please recommend Condo's / Apartments for rent downtown.

I don't mind paying for location/pool/ amenities. Definitely want something nice and safe but prefer to live in walking distance of the action. Is there anything new that has been built recently, I see the United Jewelers and Lee Hardware buildings but I can't find much else.

Also, I haven't been able to visit yet but where is the nightlife at? Bars, Restaurants?

I am 24 years old, my girlfriend would like to come with me. Any info on what it is like to be a young professional in Shreveport would be so greatly appreciated!

Thanks so much,
Larry
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:26 PM
 
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There is not much in the way of condo living downtown. Unfortunately, while I like to think this area is somewhat progressive, it is certainly not Charlotte.

There is a building in downtown called the Milam Place Condos. I'm not sure about availability, so you might have to look into it. The building is only about 5 floors, but there is a rooftop pool I believe. And it's right around the corner from Phoenix Underground, which is a popular nightclub. Also a few blocks away is the riverfront with the other nightclubs, the casinos, etc.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:52 PM
 
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There is not much in the way of condo living downtown. Unfortunately, while I like to think this area is somewhat progressive, it is certainly not Charlotte.

There is a building in downtown called the Milam Place Condos. I'm not sure about availability, so you might have to look into it. The building is only about 5 floors, but there is a rooftop pool I believe. And it's right around the corner from Phoenix Underground, which is a popular nightclub. Also a few blocks away is the riverfront with the other nightclubs, the casinos, etc.
This would be exactly my post. I'm originally from Shreveport, and now live in Chicago, so I can give you a little more information on the differences. Shreveport is very car oriented, and is almost like a giant suburb. In fact, living in Shreveport would be pretty comparable to living in Schaumburg or Winnetka, except there is not a big city nearby. The concept that it is "cool" to live the urban lifestyle has not quite gotten to Shreveport yet, though I think that it is on the way with the rennovation of buildings like the Lee Hardware building. Those apartments, and the Jewelers building, are very cool, but I think they are restricted to a maximum income qualification. If you want to buy a place, check out the Milam Place condos. They are very nice, and while pricey by Shreveport standards, very cheap compared to condos in any other downtown.

Most of the nightlife is downtown. And to be honest, I've lived in Shreveport, Austin, and Chicago, and Shreveport has the best nightlife of the three. Most clubs downtown are open til 6 am, and of course the casinos never close. And with the cultivation of the film industry in the area, you really never know who you could end up sharing a bottle with at the club.
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:37 PM
 
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This would be exactly my post. I'm originally from Shreveport, and now live in Chicago, so I can give you a little more information on the differences. Shreveport is very car oriented, and is almost like a giant suburb. In fact, living in Shreveport would be pretty comparable to living in Schaumburg or Winnetka, except there is not a big city nearby. The concept that it is "cool" to live the urban lifestyle has not quite gotten to Shreveport yet, though I think that it is on the way with the rennovation of buildings like the Lee Hardware building. Those apartments, and the Jewelers building, are very cool, but I think they are restricted to a maximum income qualification. If you want to buy a place, check out the Milam Place condos. They are very nice, and while pricey by Shreveport standards, very cheap compared to condos in any other downtown.

Most of the nightlife is downtown. And to be honest, I've lived in Shreveport, Austin, and Chicago, and Shreveport has the best nightlife of the three. Most clubs downtown are open til 6 am, and of course the casinos never close. And with the cultivation of the film industry in the area, you really never know who you could end up sharing a bottle with at the club.
Just a note, Lee Hardware Apartments are income-restricted. You have to basically be living at poverty level to get accepted into them, but the United Jewelers complex has no limit. And the rent there is a bit higher, around $700-$800 for a 1-bedroom. I was down there a couple months ago talking to the people, so that's the latest information on those. And apparently they're not easy to get into either, everyone seems to want to live downtown.

If Shreveport were to be a suburb, it would have to be to Dallas... and really. a 3-hour commute down the interstate is similar to what many people in California do every day, so I wouldn't go as far as to say that it never would be. Though I'd much prefer Shreveport build itself up than to rely on the nearest large city.
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