Shreveport

242 reviews
  1. City in Louisiana
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$125,600
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$761
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    451
    264
  • Murder
    10
    5
  • Rape
    60
    37
  • Robbery
    200
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,043
    575
  • Theft
    3,308
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    247
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,413
National
$53,046
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

242 reviews
  • Excellent
    23
  • Very Good
    73
  • Average
    117
  • Poor
    20
  • Terrible
    9
Shreveport is a sleepy city, which despite it's size doesn't have a lot of the typical busy city life style. The schools in this area tend to do well, and the living is generally easy.

That being said, it does have a few issues. Lack of traffic enforcement means that you'll regularly see people driving 10+ miles over the speed limit, running red lights and stop signs, and in general driving dangerously. There's a big wreck here on almost a daily basis.

The night life isn't much either. There are few clubs and plenty of bars, but the city itself shuts down around 9 pm. If you aren't into social drinking, you'll be seeing that the night time offerings are severely lacking.

That being said, it is a nice city. There's not a lot to note about it, but if you're into a more relaxed atmosphere, then this is the right place for you. Just be careful when you drive!
  • Current Resident
  • 21 days ago
The Crime and safety is not the problem! The problem is we have a law enforcement system that forces meant that's designed to wage war on citizens. Law-enforcement here is not worried about protecting and serving the community, it's more concerned with adding revenue to local and state economies through citizens. This can show itself in many forms such as getting a traffic ticket or being arrested and sent through the court system for minor offenses but paying way more than you should. This is aimed at lower income citizens so they do not know how to combat this nor do they care as long as they are left alone.
  • Niche User
  • 9 months ago
Shreveport is the oldest settlement in Louisiana. I have lived here for over 40 years. After a brief stay in Indiana, we returned and I have remained. The small town city, with big city attributes proved to be a great place for my family. The area is rich in culture with great emphases on community and family. Southern Cuisine at its best, along with any food craving, can be found in Shreveport. The night life is equally exciting as the Casino's replicate the Vegas experience. Movie filming, national concert tours, professional sports offer top notch entertainment. In addition, Shreveport is connected to the adjacent city of Bossier by the Texas Street Bridge over the Red River, where you can find a duplication of all previously noted attributes, a winning combination. Shreveport/Bossier area is a great place to live. However, if I could change anything I would elevate income to the national level, and find a way to reduce prejudices that still exist in the Deep South.
  • Current Resident
  • 22 days ago