Shreveport is the oldest settlement in Louisiana. I have lived here for over 40 years. After a brief stay in Indiana, we returned and I have remained. The small town city, with big city attributes proved to be a great place for my family. The area is rich in culture with great emphases on community and family. Southern Cuisine at its best, along with any food craving, can be found in Shreveport. The night life is equally exciting as the Casino's replicate the Vegas experience. Movie filming, national concert tours, professional sports offer top notch entertainment. In addition, Shreveport is connected to the adjacent city of Bossier by the Texas Street Bridge over the Red River, where you can find a duplication of all previously noted attributes, a winning combination. Shreveport/Bossier area is a great place to live. However, if I could change anything I would elevate income to the national level, and find a way to reduce prejudices that still exist in the Deep South.