Friday, September 26, 2008

BusinessWeek online includes Highland, Shreveport, in a national quest for cool and affordable housing

If you're thinking of buying in Highland, you're part of a trend being promoted by BusinessWeek online. Kathryn Usher was the BusinessWeek respondent for a story on one of those old neighborhoods across the US that may be a bargain, yet. Here's what they've written:

Shreveport, La.
Neighborhood: Highland

The Highland community's wide streets, bicycle lanes, and affordable historic homes make it popular with the jewelry makers, painters, and sculptors who have lived here for years. Many of the houses have detached garages so there's plenty of space for creativity. Shreveport became Louisiana's movie capital after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, and actors, directors, and other industry types have found temporary lodging in Highland, which has also served as a backdrop for some feature films. Nice three-bedroom homes are available for $100,000 or less.

They mis-read her on bike lanes and the first illustration BusinessWeek ran was of Highland in Los Angeles. But the main is solid.

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