Apartments for Rent in Shreveport, LA
Shreveport is well known for its hospitality and Southern charm. It has a rich history embedded with great cuisine, music, and art. Shreveport and Bossier City are separated by the Red River but are known to locals as twin cities or simply as Shreveport-Bossier. Captain Henry Shreve chose the Red River as the site of a settlement in 1836 and Shreveport quickly became one of the major Louisiana trading ports.
The Louisiana Hayride (aka “The Cradle of Stars”), was a local radio program that aired out of the Municipal Auditorium located in downtown Shreveport. This nostalgic radio program began the career of many famous country music singers: George Jones, Elvis Presley, and Hank Williams Sr. just to name a few.
The area of Northwest Louisiana is known as the Ark-La-Tex because it is where the three states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas meet one another. Being so close to other areas allows residents to participate in a number of festivals throughout the year, such as Mardi Gras, Holiday in Dixie, Mudbug Madness, The Red River Revel, Poke Salad Festival, Zwolle Tamale Festival, and the Ruston Peach Festival.
Shreveport is home to Louisiana State University Shreveport, Centenary College, Louisiana Tech Barksdale, and Bossier Parish Community College. This large student population adds additional energy to the area. Apartments in Shreveport are ideal for students, singles, couples, and retirees.
The major employers to the area include General Motors, Barksdale Air Force Base, several casinos, Fry Master, LSU Medical Center, Schumpert Hospital, Libbey Glass, and Louisiana Downs.
Area sports include a wide variety of hunting and fishing. Louisiana is coined the “Sportsman’s Paradise.” With many local lakes, bayous, and the Red River, Shreveport has been chosen for the Bass Master Classic twice. Shreveport is home to the Shreveport Captains, a triple-A ball club for the Major League San Francisco Giants. Shreveport is also home to the Mudbugs, a championship hockey team. Louisiana Downs, one of the best horse tracks in the nation, is home to the Grade II Super Derby, an American Thoroughbred horserace.