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Old 05-12-2010, 01:34 PM
 
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Hello Louisiana,

My family & I are moving to Shreveport, Louisiana in July this year.
We are moving all the way from Alaska.
We have 2 children ages 5 & 2.
My husband & I are in our mid 20's.
We have a moderate income.
My husband does already have a job there.
We have never lived in the "lower 48" & we know it will be VERY different.
We are thinking of renting a place in one of the apartment communities.
We are just looking for any advice about living in Shreveport that anyone has to offer about the good or the bad (We know there are good & bad points to any city).
Any advice about good/bad neighborhoods, schools, entertainment, family things to do, parks, where to go, what the city is like, what the people are like, cost of living, daycares, stores to go to, driving in the city, etc.
Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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We're moving there, too. Very soon. We bought a house so if you need the name of a realtor, I can DM you ours. She's a developer and has a handle on the market/rentals and was great when we spent a week there house hunting, etc.

I'm in the process of the daycare hunt. A first for me was not finding centers with websites. I've called a few. One was happy to mail me info., another was not sending me a thing. I looked their review up and someone put this year that that center was not welcoming to 'outsiders'. Though my husband is an La. native and a Cajun, we're in the 'outsider' category since the military is bringing us there.

Check the Social Services website to see all the licensed centers there.

P.S. Husband lived in Fairbanks for 2 years. :-)

Good luck with your move.
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia PA
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I am also moving to the area within the next month or so. We are wanting to remt, but not in a complex, if anyone has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:48 AM
 
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hi everyone..
seems like we are all new to the city.
My husband and i Just moved to shreveport last week... we have done some reasearch on where the safe areas are before we come here... ppl from other forum recommended the southeast part of the shreveport is safer espeically near the campus of LSU. also bossier city is a good too... it's right next to shreveport. about the apt hunting.. my hobby has tried to call up at least 15 apt. complex and we ended up come to pier landing apt on knight st. because the rent is good comepare with other apt. complex.. only 575 dollars for one bed room. ( not like others' rent is up to 600-900) the size of the apt is spacious.. the manager team is efficient.. so overall it's pretty good.
good luck on the move!
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Shreveport
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I am a real estate agent and property manager (homes, not apartments). Southeast Shreveport is known for its safe neighborhoods and good schools. Also the Broadmoor and South Highland areas. Bossier has several nice neighborhoods to the north and south.

The cost of living is well below that of Alaska, and you'll be moving here during the best time for family fun ala festivals, etc., although it will be HOT. If you want to get an idea of what you can buy when the time comes, visit my website http://nestrealtyshreveport.com and click on the Search for Homes button. There you can look to see what the home prices are in this area.

The rental market is very tight right now because of all the military and gasfield workers moving into town for long-term, temporary jobs. I will have a 2/1 house coming available in August for $1200/month as well as a garage apartment for $600. Both of these have just been updated.

If there's anything else you want to know, just send a PM, and I'll be happy to try to help.
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