I like the fact that you don't pay an arm and a leg to live in Shreveport - houses for $160,000 and rents for $700 aren't uncommon. It's safe, we have good schools and, when I want spicy food, I hit Bears (named after Bear himself) for Cajun/Creole. Bears is also a good place to watch an LSU game. I'll get lunch at Jacquelyn's Cafe for creole jambalaya, po-boys, and etouffe. Who has better food than Louisiana, folks - I want to know. Jacquelyn's is only open for lunch, and they're slammed - so you order at the counter and watch like a hawk for an open table. The best pasta in Shreveport is, in fact, across the street at Monjuni's too - lots of olives in their salad.
It's easy to get around Shreveport, too. The roads are never congested and the highway and roads are laid out so that I can get from one end of town to the other in 20 minutes or less. You'd think that a town like Shreveport would have traffic jams, but they just don't happen here. I-20 gives me access to the airport and it I want to skirt town all I need to do is hop on I-220 and avoid the traffic all together.
It's the diversity of Shreveport that I really like. No matter what you're in the mood for, it's here - music is an example. We have a long history of blues and rockabilly musicians spending time here, including Jerry Lee Lewis and Raymond Blakes. Weekly festivals at the Dixie Jamboree in Ruston are a tradition, and the Monday Night Blues Jam on Jerry Beach has a lot of local talent playing delta blues. Shreveport is cosmopolitan without feeling so vastly spread out or urban concentrated that you can't enjoy it. Doing real estate appraisals in Shreveport LA involves getting around, knowing the context of the area, and being familiar with property values.