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Shreveport, LA

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With a population of close to 200,000, Shreveport is the third largest city in in the state of Louisiana after New Orleans and Baton Rouge. It is the central city of the Ark-La-Tex, which is where the three states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas converge, and, based on its status as a commercial capital and its location on the Red River, is commonly referred to as “The Port City.”

Apartments in Shreveport LA

$845-$1160

The Reserve at Bossier City
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$875-$1385

The Landing at Willow Bayou
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$755-$975

Cypress Pointe
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

$1495

$1495 Three bedroom in Shreveport-3257 Bert Kouns Ind. Loop
Beds: 3
Baths: 2

$1200

$1200 studio in Shreveport-Furn Bills Pd Carrollton
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

$2400

$2400 Three bedroom in Shreveport-314 Meadowbrook Lane
Beds: 3
Baths: 3

Key City Stats

The average age of Shreveport, LA is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.06%
  • 6.55%
  • 6.08%
  • Female
  • 7.74%
  • 6.74%
  • 5.72%
$711
is average rent in Shreveport, LA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 9.34%
  • 8.59%
  • 6.32%
21.29%
of units are available for rent in Shreveport
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 2316
  • 732
  • 5619
Getting Around in Shreveport, LA

The vast majority of people living in Shreveport—or about 91%— drive cars to get around. Several highways form a loop freeway structure around town, which is widely used. There is, however, a local public transportation provider called SporTran. Operating in Shreveport and Bossier City, SporTran offers 17 bus routes that run seven days a week. For longer trips, Shreveport is also served by two airports: Shreveport Regional Airport, which is the larger of the two, and Shreveport Downtown Airport.

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The average commuter time in Shreveport is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 3.45%
  • 7.71%
  • 0.85%

Parks in Shreveport

<p>Although Shreveport is a city, residents have easy access to the outdoors. Richard Fleming Park, for example, is located on Fordney Bayou where it empties into Cross Lake. The 15-acre park offers two boat ramps, a 60-foot dock, a fishing pier, picnic tables with grills, a pavilion, two playgrounds, and a large grass playing field. Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Park, on the other hand, has an abundance of hiking trails, as well as a pavilion. Just outside the city are several larger parks, including Lake Bistineau State Park, which has cypress and tupelo trees and offers plenty of hiking, camping, biking, and fishing.</p>

Community Activities

<p>Shreveport has plenty to offer in the way of community activities. Markets, for example, have long had a place in the Shreveport community, and today the Shreveport Farmers' Market is held under the pavilions at Festival Plaza in Downtown Shreveport. Since it's a covered market, it takes place rain or shine. Shreveport festivals include Cinco De Mayo, Highland Jazz &amp; Blues Festival, Holiday in Dixie, Independence Bowl, Louisiana Film Prize, Mardi Gras, and The State Fair of Louisiana, held annually each autumn since 1906. In addition, the monthly "Movies &amp; Moonbeams" series occurs at Riverview Park &amp; R.S. Barnwell Memorial Center.</p>

Arts in Shreveport

<p>One of the best festivals of the year is the Red River Revel, an annual arts and music event that lasts for one week in the beginning of October. However, art-related events happen year-round in Shreveport, which is home to several theatres, museums, and performing arts groups. These include the Louisiana Dance Theatre, the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse and the Meadows Museum of Art, both located on the Centenary College Campus, the R. W. Norton Art Gallery, the River City Repertory Theatre, the RiverView Theatre, the Robinson Film Center, the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet, the Shreveport Opera, the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, the Southern University Museum of Art, and the Spring Street Museum.</p>