Shreveport is a large city in northwestern Louisiana on the western banks of the Red River. The state's third-largest city sits at the intersection of interstates 20 and 49, with Minden to the east and Mansfield just south. Unlike many of the U.S.' other cities, Shreveport isn't just tall buildings and concrete - the city is full of sprawling residential neighborhoods with trees, parks and green spaces that the kids will love. In fact, homes for rent in Shreveport have a little bit of something for the whole family. Parents will like the convenient highways, short commutes downtown and variety of nearby hospitals, while the kids will enjoy exploring the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, playing baseball at Cargill Park or swimming at Splash Kingdom Water Park.
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Although the word "city" makes people think of urban landscapes, there are a ton of outdoor recreational opportunities in and near Shreveport. Families will like visiting the Caddo Lake and Red River National Wildlife Refuge. Parents may also enjoy the variety of golf courses and country clubs in west Shreveport.
Shreveport was founded by the Shreve Town Company as a place at the intersection of the Red River and the Texas Trail. Shreveport and the Shreve Town Company were named after Capt. Henry Shreve, who cleared the Red River and made it navigable.