Located in Caddo Parish and the third largest city in Louisiana, Shreveport has seen an increase of more than 8 percent in home prices in the past year. With a medium price of $168,000 in homes for sale, this city has a great deal to offer its residents.
In addition to its historical sites, this city, which is located along the bank of the Red River, provides residents with art museums, cultural centers, a zoo, and a hands-on interactive science museum. On September 21, the 2013-2014 season for the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Butterman, opens with Jennifer Koh, violinist, the Avery Fisher Career Grant Winner. The Symphony Orchestra also offers enrichment programs for students in local schools. Seasonal festivals that take place in Shreveport also include the State Fair; Christmas bazaars; and the Red River Revel, one of the largest outdoor festivals in Louisiana.
Benton, Louisiana, a commuter community, located about 11 miles north of the city center, provides housing to approximately 2000 residents and is an ideal option for those looking to live outside of the main metropolitan area. However, less than 47 percent of the residents in Benton are married although more than 67 percent of the homes are owner occupied. The medium home prices in Benton have experienced an increase of 8 percent in the last year and have sold at an average price of $282,000. Other equally desireable areas to consider in Louisiana include Bossier City and Haughton.