Broadmoor and its surrounding neighborhoods of Shreve Island and Anderson Island are situated among numerous local and private schools along with churches of almost every denomination, making it the choice of over 8,000 households and about 18,000 people. Residents love this area because of its parks, libraries, restaurants and shopping interspersed through the area. Broadmoor was first developed in the 1920’s, with some of its early architecture represented in both residential and school properties. Growth in both residential and commercial areas continued and was strongest from 1950 through 1970 when Shreve Island, Anderson Island and Broadmoor Terrace were established. A few smaller developments in the 1990’s and 2000’s include King’s Crossing and Pierremont Place, which accommodate many former residents of this area in their retiring years.
The “duck pond,” or park that runs along East Kings Highway, throughout the Broadmoor and Shreve Island areas is not only a favorite park for neighborhood children, but the setting for Northwest Louisiana’s two largest Mardi Gras parades that roll through the Ark-La-Tex each year during Mardi Gras season. More than 200,000 people line the parade route each year and the duck pond area is the place to be for Mardi Gras revelers young and old. Other favorites of Broadmoor residents include locally-owned restaurants such as Rollin’ in the Dough, The Hickory Stick and Shane’s; shopping favorites include large retailers like Belk, Hobby Lobby and TJ Maxx, along with boutique shopping and dining at the Shoppes at Bellemead. There is a strong family presence in Broadmoor and a common sight is watching the number of people walking their dogs, strolling their children and friendly chatting with neighbors. The Broadmoor area is active, friendly and welcoming!