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Pros

-Cost of living
-Downtown renewal
-Healthcare

Cons

-Economy
-Crime rates
-Heat and humidity


What Bert Has To Say About Shreveport-Bossier City Metro Area


Shreveport is a commercial and cultural center for northwest Louisiana, northeast Texas, and southern Arkansas. In the early 20th century, the area experienced a major oil boom which then declined through the century. Recently a new riverfront entertainment district with nightlife and casinos and a new convention center have revitalized downtown Shreveport.



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Quick Facts About Shreveport


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Shreveport is 7.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Shreveport jobs have Decreased by 0.24 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Shreveport's cost of living is 17.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Shreveport's population is 197,204 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -0.67 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Shreveport is $97,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 17.89 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Shreveport public schools spend $11,787 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.1 students per teacher in Shreveport.

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TRASHY!!!
This city has been the trash heap of North Louisiana for decades now and it looks like there is no plans to change that. There are some modern shopping centers in the... (read more)
Question on moving to Shreveport/Bossier City
Hi, We are looking to retire in the Shreveport/Bossier City area. We are looking there because it is affordable. However, we are very concerned because of all the... (read more)
Retired Here and love it--Southeast Shreveport is
We retired here 3 yrs. ago. First we retired to San Diego suburb to be with family and it was supposed to be the best weather in entire country, but this is even better... (read more)
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