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What Are The Most Important Things To Know Before Buying A Mobile Home In Shreveport, Louisiana?

If you are one of the many people interested in buying a mobile home in Shreveport, you probably already know about the very low cost of housing in the city – roughly half the US average, as well as the lower cost of living generally – around 22% lower than the US as a whole. It is both an ethnically and culturally diverse city, combining the traditional “Bible Belt” way of life with the progressive idealism you’d expect in a large city with a bustling economy.

In this article, we’ll look at some of the best places to buy mobile homes in Shreveport, LA. We’ll also explore some of the most exciting neighborhoods which make up the city, and what makes each of these areas special. We’ll look at Shreveport’s geography, climate and demographics. We’ll also find out what the locals do for fun.


Shreveport was founded in 1836, when the Shreve Town Company was formed to develop a town at the head of the navigable section of the Red River and the overland route into a part of Mexico, soon to become the Republic of Texas. It was a major riverboat port, as you might expect, and remained primarily a transportation hub until oil was discovered in Louisiana in the 19th century. It soon became a major player in the oil and gas industry, and the headquarters of the companies which would become known as ExxonMobil and Pennzoil were located in Shreveport until the latter half of the 20th century, when the city began efforts to diversify its economy.

Things to do in Shreveport

If you will be buying a mobile home in Shreveport, why not get to know the city better first? There will be plenty to keep you occupied, such as the State Fair of Louisiana, the Red River Revel Autumn Arts Festival, the Red River Balloon Rally, the famous Mardi Gras parades, the Let the Good Times Roll Festival, the Independence Day Festival, the Independence Bowl, the Holiday in Dixie Springtime Festival, the Highland Jazz & Blues Festival, the Cinco De Mayo Fiesta, the Barksdale Air Force Base Air Show and the ArtBreak Festival, just to name a few.

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Anyone looking to buy land in Northwest Louisiana should know what to expect from the region. Shreveport is located at the border between Louisiana and both Arkansas and Texas. It is the center of what is called the Ark-La-Tex region, as well as a part of the I-20 Cyber Corridor stretching from Dallas-Fort Worth to Greater Atlanta. Geographically, Shreveport sits on a slight elevation over the Red River. It is surrounded by wetlands, waterways, pine forests and cotton fields. This location and terrain combine to give Shreveport a rainy humid subtropical climate. It gets around 51 inches of rain most years, with occasional severe storms in the spring and summer. Winters, however, are very mild. Shreveport usually sees 91 days per year whose peak temperature exceeds 90 degrees F, combined with high humidity. The average low temperatures in January are around 37 degrees F, but freezing is not uncommon. Before you decide to buy a mobile home in Shreveport, LA, though, consider what kind of neighborhood you prefer, and who you would want your neighbors to be. What amenities would you want to be near? How long or short would your commute be in different parts of the city? A few of the most exciting neighborhoods in the city include: Shreveport Neighborhoods University Terrace The University Terrace neighborhood surrounds Century Park. It is suburban and mostly residential, featuring many small single-family homes and apartment buildings. It is also a great place for buying a mobile home in Shreveport. Median home prices are just over $255,000, which is in the lower 45% nationally but in the top 26% for the state. Acadiana Place The Acadiana Place neighborhood is a great spot to look for mobile homes in Shreveport, LA. It is east of Ridge Country Club, and is located just southeast of the airport. The population is made up mostly of homeowners, and most of the properties were built between the 1970s and the turn of the 21st century. Housing is quite affordable, with median prices in the range of $260,000. Vacancy rates are very high, around 24%, so you should not expect too much trouble finding a unit. Lynbrook West Lynbrook West is east of the airport, and just east of Wildwood Park. It is a suburban neighborhood with plenty of small and medium sized homes and quite a few apartment buildings, many built in the 1970s and 1980s. Median housing prices are higher here but still approachable at $323,000. The high vacancy rate of nearly 18% also suggests that this is a good spot to buy a mobile home in Shreveport, LA.

Shreveport demographics

Shreveport’s population has been declining in recent years. As of the 2010 census the population was 199,311, while the 2020 figure was 187,593. As smaller properties become vacant, many are taking advantage of the fact to redevelop them into more spacious lots, and the number of people looking to buy a mobile home in Shreveport may soon exceed those looking for more traditional homes and condos.

Just over 87% of Shreveport’s residents over the age of 25 have high school diplomas, and more than 26% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income was $40,809, in 2020. That sounds low, until you factor in the low cost of living – for example, the median value of owner-occupied housing units at the same time was only 15,700.

Arts in Shreveport

Anyone looking for mobile homes in Shreveport, LA will want to know about the city’s booming art and cultural scene. Major cultural fixtures of the city include the Theater of the Performing Arts of Shreveport, the Strand Theater, StageCenter Performing Arts, the Spring Street Museum, the Southern University Museum of Art, the
Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, the Shreveport Opera, Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet
Shreveport House Concerts, Robinson Film Center, the R. W. Norton Art Gallery and the Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College.

Local performance venues like the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, the Shreveport Little Theater, the RiverView Theater, the Multicultural Center of the South and the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse (located on the Centenary College Campus) never fail to attract crowds, as well.

Schools in Shreveport

One of the things making Shreveport, LA mobile homes for sale so popular is the quality of education on offer in the city. Just a few of the best primary and secondary schools include Southwood High School, South Highlands Elementary School, A. C. Steere Elementary, Fairfield Elementary Magnet School, Caddo Parish Magnet High School, Eden Gardens Elementary School and Claiborne Fundamental Elementary. Colleges and universities in and around Shreveport include Centenary College, the Northwestern State University College of Nursing, Southern University at Shreveport, Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana Baptist University and Theological Seminary, Ayers Career College and Remington College.

Why Shreveport?

Maybe. Odds are you and your family could be happy there, and you certainly get a lot of house for your money in Shreveport. The local economy is diversifying and improving, especially in the gaming and hospitality industries. But the decision whether any of the many Shreveport, LA mobile homes available would be right for you should be personal as well as economic. Would you enjoy being a part of this city and its culture? Could you raise a family there? Retire there? Only you can decide.


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