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September
30

Enjoy Nature with a Hike Around the SBC

Fall is bringing some milder weather to the Shreveport-Bossier City area, and it's a great time of year to head outside and enjoy nature. We have some truly exceptional hiking trails in our little corner of Louisiana, and our real estate agents are excited to share some of their favorite hikes in and around Shreveport.

  • Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park - 8012 Par Rd. 4, Shreveport, LA 71107
    There may be no better place to reconnect with the natural world in Shreveport than Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park. This 160-acre preserve is located just a short drive from these Shreveport homes for sale and features a nature center and outdoor aviary for birds of prey. Five miles of hiking trails meander through the park's landscape of rich oak-pine-hickory forest, providing a wild getaway close to the city. This is a great place to not only explore but also learn more about Louisiana's plant and animal life. 

  • Red River National Wildlife Refuge - 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112
    Nestled between the Arthur Ray Teague Parkway and a gentle bend on the Red River, the beautiful Red River National Wildlife Refuge offers a truly wild and unique experience. Although it's just minutes from these Bossier City homes for sale, the refuge maintains its truly wild character, with three hiking trails totaling 8 miles that traverse woods, wetlands, and meadows. The trails are clearly marked with various colored blazes and cover mostly easy terrain. Dogs are allowed but must be leashed at all times. 

  • Ford Park - 5784 S Lakeshore Dr., Shreveport, LA 71119
    Shreveport's Ford Park is best known for its disc golf course and boat launch facilities on Cross Lake. But this picturesque 85-acre park is also a great place to take a hike. Ford Park features a 1.6-mile loop trail that winds through shady woods and lawns and is a popular spot for walking and jogging. The trail usually takes just 30 minutes to complete, making it a great option when you want to squeeze in a quick hike but have limited time. 

  • Lake Bistineau State Park - 103 State Park Rd., Doyline, LA 71023
    Just a 30-minute drive from Shreveport-Bossier City, Lake Bistineau State Park spans a wild landscape of hardwood forests overlooking the banks of its namesake lake. Several trails are available, including a beautiful 6.4-mile loop that takes hikers from the lakeshore into the depths of the forest. It's an easy hike with minimal elevation gain, making it great for hikers of all ages and fitness levels. Leashed pets are welcome, and the full loop usually takes a little over 2 hours to complete. Lake Bistineau is also a popular fishing destination where anglers enjoy catches of crappie, largemouth bass, and catfish. 

  • Arthur Ray Teague Parkway Trail - Bossier City, LA 71112
    Following the banks of the Red River south of Bossier, the Arthur Ray Teague Parkway Trail offers one of the best easy, close-to-home hikes in the city. Stretching about 6.5 miles in length, the trail is paved and level, making it an easy and accessible walk. Hiking, cycling, and jogging are all popular ways to experience this trail, which offers some lovely scenery along the river. Several parks and picnic areas along the way are great for taking a break, and multiple trailheads make it easy to hop on and off the trail at various points. 

Contact us today to learn more about living in Louisiana. If you're looking for your dream home, our real estate agents are dedicated to helping you find it in Shreveport, Bossier City, and the surrounding areas. 

August
18

Don't you just love a good, sizzling plate of fajitas? Then you're in luck! August 18th is National Fajita Day, the perfect opportunity to head to a local Tex-Mex restaurant and order yourself a plate of deliciousness. We're lucky to have plenty of good restaurants serving fajitas in the Shreveport and Bossier City area. Here are the top spots our real estate agents recommend. 

  • El Jimador Mexican Grill: 2711 Alkay Dr., Shreveport, LA 71118
    El Jimador Mexican Grill 
    is a casual Mexican restaurant with friendly service and a fun atmosphere. Their menu has an entire section dedicated to fajitas. For something lighter, try the Chicken & Shrimp Fajitas. Another good choice is the Desoto's Fajitas, with grilled chicken, steak, bacon, and shrimp.

    In addition to fajitas, El Jimador has some incredible nachos and appetizers. Their guacamole is a fan favorite, and you can't go wrong with an order of flan for dessert. Save time to look at some Shreveport homes for sale after your meal.

  • Trejo's Mexican Restaurant: 2157 Airline Dr., Bossier City, LA 71111
    If you're in the area looking at Bossier City homes for sale, stop by Trejo's Mexican Restaurant for a fajita lunch. Start off with an order of the fajita nachos, which come with your choice of beef, chicken, or shrimp. Then, move on to the fajitas lunch, which comes with beef or chicken on a bed of grilled onions and peppers.

    Trejo's sells their guacamole, white queso, pico de gallo, and tortillas in to-go packages, so pick some up to take home and enjoy later. The fried ice cream and Hershey pie are awesome dessert options.

  • Don Juan Baja Beach Tacos: 2333 Airline Dr., Bossier City, LA 71111
    Don Juan Baja Beach Tacos is well known for their fish tacos, but they also serve some incredible fajitas. The Fajitas El Don Juan is made with aged skirt steak or chicken breast. Served with delicious guacamole and pico de gallo, it's bursting with layers of flavor.

    This Bossier City favorite sources most ingredients locally. They make their own tortillas and salsa in-house, and everything is prepared to order. 

  • El Patio Bar & Grill: 707 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City, LA 71111
    El Patio Par & Grill is a relaxed Mexican restaurant with colorful decor and a festive personality. Their express menu makes them a great place to stop for lunch. Choose a dish, and it will be ready in minutes for you to enjoy. The Taco Salad Fajita is delicious. So is the fajita quesadilla, served with rice and beans on the side.

    If you have a little more time to spare, consider ordering a margarita and staying a while. This restaurant also as a kids' menu, making it a great place to dine with family.

  • Ramirez Mexican Restaurant: 6715 Pines Rd., Ste. 108, Shreveport, LA 71129
    Ramirez Mexican Restaurant is an authentic Mexican restaurant that serves freshly prepared dishes made with quality ingredients. They have a great happy hour and an entire menu of fajitas. The shrimp and tilapia fajitas are a local favorite.

    At Ramirez Mexican Restaurant, you can also stay for dessert. Enjoy their Mexican cheesecake or their sopapillas with ice cream. Pair it with a glass of horchata or Mexican Coca-Cola, and you're set.

National Fajita Day is definitely a holiday worth celebrating. Whether you prefer steak, chicken, or shrimp, the restaurants above have the perfect thing to suit your palate. Contact us if you're new to the area and still looking for homes. We can help!

August
12

Picnicking in the park is a great way to spend an afternoon with family. You can eat some of your favorite foods, sit back and watch the wildlife, and go for a walk after your meal. Shreveport, Bossier City, and the surrounding areas are home to several parks perfect for picnics. Here are a few top options our real estate agents recommend. 

  1. Shreveport Riverview Park: 601 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport, LA 71101
    If you're looking at Shreveport homes for sale, stop by this park for a picnic while you're out. Shreveport Riverview Park is located on the banks of the Red River, which makes for some beautiful views. There are fountains, flower gardens, and sculptures throughout the park too.

    Kids will love playing in the splash pad at this park. When they're done splashing, you can take a walk and admire the outdoor amphitheater used for summer concerts and plays.

  2. North Bossier Park: 4307 Old Brownlee Rd., Bossier City, LA 71111
    North Bossier Park is a prime place to visit if you're looking at Bossier City homes for sale nearby. This is another lovely park with a splash pad for kids. It also has some climbing rocks and a playground, so you'll have plenty of things to do after your picnic.

    There are four pavilions at North Bossier Park, which means you can enjoy shelter from the sun while eating. Jogging trails wind through the park, and the on-site restrooms are kept clean.

  3. Mike Woods Memorial Park: 2200 Dennis St., Bossier City, LA 71112
    Mike Woods Memorial Park is a small but lovely park hidden away in a residential neighborhood in Bossier City. Within the park, a dedicated picnic area is a great place to eat lunch or dinner. There are three pavilions for shelter.

    After eating, enjoy a walk on the park's jogging trail, or play a few holes of disc golf with the family. Mike Wood Memorial Park also has tennis courts if you're feeling up for a friendly game. The park has a river view, which makes for some nice family photos.

  4. Betty Virginia Park: 3901 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport, LA 71106
    Betty Virginia Park is a small neighborhood park that's great for kids. You can have a picnic in the dedicated picnic area, nicely shaded by trees. Then, the kids can spend time on the modern playground, with plastic tunnels, several slides, and a climbing wall.

    Betty Virginia Park also has baseball and softball fields. Even if you don't play yourself, watching a local game while you're picnicking can be fun.

  5. East Kings Highway Park: 1200 E. Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71105
    East Kings Highway Park is the perfect picnic spot for families who love nature. The park offers a huge duck pond where you can see ducks swimming, bobbing for fish or food, and playing in the water. There's also a modern playground where kids can play.

    East Kings Highway Park has a short pedestrian path winding through it. There are several benches where you can stop, take a break, and perhaps snap a photo or two to remember your picnic.

From the Red River to its natural tree cover, the Shreveport and Bossier City area has many great views to enjoy during picnics. Stop by one of the parks above for a meal in nature, and enjoy. Contact us if you're still looking for a home nearby. We'd love to tell you more about our real estate services.

July
15

Few things taste as good as straight-from-the-farm fruits and veggies, bursting with flavor and freshness. You can get them at local farmers' markets or the farms themselves, often with the option of picking the produce yourself.

Our real estate agents recommend the following markets and farms to get farm-fresh produce around Shreveport homes for sale and Bossier City homes for sale.

  1. Shreveport Farmers' Market - 101 Crockett St., Shreveport, LA 71101
    The Shreveport Farmers' Market brings people together from Northwest Louisiana, Far East Texas, and Southern Arkansas. You'll find a wide variety of fruits, veggies, herbs, plants, meat (including ethically-raised beef, pork, chicken, and lamb), and more that are grown or raised within a 150-mile radius of Shreveport. Beyond the usual tasty offerings, the market also has specialty goods such as candies, soaps, and frozen logs of cheese wafers you can slice and bake at home. Or enjoy breakfast or lunch from a popular onsite cafe with meals from local food trucks and chefs. The market is open on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. from early June-late August.

  2. Bossier City Farmers Market - 2950 E. Texas St. (Pierre Bossier Mall behind Starbucks), Bossier City, LA 71111
    You'll find over 100 vendors at Bossier City Farmers Market, selling farm products and homemade goods and crafts. Local artists also set up shop at the market, offering unique jewelry, stained glass, multimedia creations, and more. Make sure to bring the kids, since live music is featured each week, along with plenty of activities they'll love, like painting classes, face-painting, bounce houses, and interactive games. The market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. from April-November.

  3. Blueberry Hill - 5121 Bellevue Rd., Haughton, LA 71037
    Get farm-fresh blueberries and blackberries at Blueberry Hill, where you can buy them already picked or pick your own. If you choose the latter option, show up early before it gets too hot! The farm also sells veggies (including several types of beans as well as okra and eggplant), honey made from bees at the farm, jellies, and juices. The farm, located near Haughton homes for sale, is open from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

  4. Lenox Acres - 6501 Vardaman Rd., Keithville, LA 71047
    Lenox Acres
    , located closed to Keithville homes for sale, started with blueberries and has since grown to include other fruits. Visit the family-owned farm to pick your own blueberries, blackberries, and muscadine grapes. And if you'd like to turn your visit into a short overnight or weekend trip, a full-service RV park is located nearby, just east of the Sabine River. The farm is open from 7 a.m.-noon Tuesday-Saturday.


  5. Provenance Farmers Market - Windrush Park, 1968 Bridgewater Ave., Shreveport, LA 71106
    Residents of Provenance, Shreveport, Bossier, and surrounding communities gather at Provenance Farmers Market for fresh food and unique arts and crafts items. In addition to produce, meats, and dairy products, you'll find baked goods and ready-to-eat foods. Take your time to browse and buy, and you can enjoy live music while taking in the sights, sounds, and delicious smells of the market. The market is open from 4-8 p.m. on select Thursdays.

Contact us if you're interested in buying or selling a home. We'd love to help you have a smooth real estate transaction.

July
1

There's nothing like enjoying a good beer with friends after a long day. You can get the big-name brands anywhere, but the best experiences are at places with local craft beer, where you can sample a few unique offerings. As you're looking at Shreveport homes for sale, you may be wondering, "Which places have the best craft beer around here?"

Well, our real estate agents have you covered. Some places brew their own beer in-house, while others provide samples from other microbreweries around the area. Either way, here are our favorite spots for craft beer around Shreveport.

  • Brewniverse - 1409 E. 70th St. UNIT 123, Shreveport, LA 71105
    Located in Pierremont Plaza, Brewniverse is a beer enthusiast's dream. The store sells over 350 different craft beers—the largest selection in the area—plus ingredients, equipment, and other supplies for you to do your own homebrewing. Open Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm, Brewniverse regularly hosts beer samplings and other events after hours for locals to get together and discover new craft beers.

  • BeauxJax Crafthouse - 501 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City, LA 71111
    There are plenty of Bossier City homes for sale near BeauxJax Crafthouse. In addition to an impressive selection of craft drafts and cocktails, they also serve a variety of delicious Cajun food, from poboys to gumbo to jambalaya and much more! Open from 11 am to 10 pm Sunday through Thursday and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, BeauJax is a great place to meet friends for a bite and a beer.

  • Great Raft Brewing - 1251 Dalzell St., Shreveport, LA 71104
    Great Raft Brewing
    has a taproom that serves a wide selection of beers on draft. In addition, they also sell them to go, either by the can or by the keg. You can even order your beers online and pick them up on-site. They also regularly offer free tours of the brewery, plus other fun events. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, they're open 4 pm to 9 pm Wednesdays and Thursdays, and noon to 10 pm Fridays and Saturdays.


  • Strange Brew - 235 Wall St., Shreveport, LA 71101
    With over 200 different beers on offer, Strange Brew is like Christmas for beer lovers. The bar also has a variety of games, from pool to pinball to air hockey and, of course, beer pong. They have live music, karaoke, trivia nights, and more throughout the week.

  • The Blind Tiger - 120 Texas St., Shreveport, LA 71101
    A great casual dining spot, The Blind Tiger also boasts plenty of "delicious regionally-inspired beverages"—i.e., great local craft beers. Located in the Red River District, it's a great place to have some Cajun food and discover your new favorite brew.

  • The Missing Link - 504 Texas St. #100, Shreveport, LA 71101
    While The Missing Link has a few good craft beers, their specialty is craft hot dogs. From their classic all-beef frank to their Cajun dog, made with alligator and pork sausage, they serve a variety of delicious, house-made hot dogs that you can't find anywhere else. And what better way to wash down those hot dogs than with one of their delicious craft beers? They may not have many, but the ones they do serve are top-notch.

These are just a few places in Shreveport where you can sample great craft beers, enjoy great food, and much more. If you're ready to make Shreveport your new home, contact us. We'll help you find the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood to meet your needs.

June
17

Summer fun is around the corner, and the Red River Balloon Rally is the perfect way to kick off the season. Held in a convenient location near Bossier City homes for sale, the Red River Balloon Rally brings together some of the best pilots and most creative-looking hot air balloons from around the country for two full evenings of family fun. Each evening of the event is packed with events that both kids and adults will love. Our real estate agents have the latest details to help you plan for the Red River Balloon Rally.

Event: Red River Balloon Rally

Dates: June 24-25, 2022 – 5 - 10 pm

Location: Brookshire Grocery Arena – 2000 Brookshire Arena Dr., Bossier City, LA 71112

  • A Unique Collection of Hot Air Balloons
    Participants in the Red River Balloon Rally come from all over the country, from Michigan to New Mexico and many points in-between. Some are here for the competitive flights, while others are here to show off the unique designs on their hot air balloons. From dazzling, multi-colored geometric designs to fun, silly designs like the giant mustache balloon, there's a design to suit every taste. The collection of pilots is just as unique as the collection of balloons, so there will be plenty to see throughout both nights of the event.

  • Tether Balloon Rides and Kidz Fun Zone
    Of course, it wouldn't be a proper Red River Balloon Rally without the chance to take to the skies yourself! On both nights, there will be tethered balloon rides offered so that you can enjoy a similar experience to the balloon pilots when they take off from the ground. Enjoy unmatched views of the event from above and give the whole family a thrill in the process. There will also be a Kidz Fun Zone open throughout the two-day event, with tons of fun activities, games, and events for the kids.

  • Four Live Bands on Two Evenings
    Live entertainment is also a big part of the Red River Balloon Rally, with two different bands taking the stage each evening. Friday night features a performance from Tipsey, followed by a set from Odyssey Road, a Journey tribute band. On Saturday evening, you can catch Shayliff on stage for the first show, followed by LANCO to close out the evening.

  • Cap Off the Night with the Balloon Glow and Fireworks Show
    Perhaps the two most spectacular sights of the evening will be the Balloon Glow which takes place after dark, and the fireworks show that closes out the evening. Both events take place on Friday and Saturday, so you won't miss a thing no matter which night you visit.

  • Start Your Day Watching a US Team Nationals Competition Flight
    In conjunction with the Red River Balloon Rally, a US Team Nationals Competition Flight will take place June 21-25 at the same location. This event brings together 36 of the most talented balloon pilots in the country for competition and is free to view every morning, including the dates preceding the Red River Balloon Rally. Competition flights take place every morning from 6:30 - 8:30 am, and you can find up-to-date details on the best locations to watch on the Red River Balloon Rally Facebook page.

Our local team is here to help with all of your Shreveport and Bossier City real estate needs. Contact us to view Shreveport homes for sale.

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