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Rent a One-Way Moving Truck to Your New Home in Shreveport, Louisiana!

Shreveport is known for its riverboat casinos, the “Once in a Millennium Moon,” never ending events and the beginning of Elvis Presley’s career. This culturally rich city celebrates many festivals, such as the Red River Festival, Mardi Gras Parades and Mudbug Madness. Louisiana, nicknamed “Hollywood South,” has one of the largest film industries, just behind New York and California. Many films have taken place in Shreveport, putting the city on the Hollywood map. Shreveport is also home to several attractions, including Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, R.W. Norton Art Gallery and Pioneer Heritage Center. Residents find comfort living in this city as the overall cost of living is ten percent lower than the national average. If your ideal weather consists of frequent rain, humid summers and short winters, then Shreveport is the perfect place for you!

Helpful Moving Tips for Relocating to Shreveport, LA

It can be a bit overwhelming moving to an unfamiliar place, so here are some tips that can guide you along the way.

  • No Basement Storage Space – The majority of houses in Shreveport, and Louisiana in general, do not have basements. Since the location is just above sea level, the ground is soft and can sink in. Consider looking into a two story house for more room. If you still need a little extra storage space, U-Haul offers storage units in various sizes.
  • Extreme Weather Conditions – The city is known to for its extreme weather conditions. Tornadoes and hurricanes tend to frequent the area, which can make traveling difficult. Be sure to check the weather forecast in advance to make sure it is safe enough to travel into the city. If severe weather disrupts your move, Moving Helpers® are always available.
  • Major Highway Constructions – Since Louisiana is surrounded by swamps and bayous, constant construction on major highways is often present. Before you travel, prepare yourself by locating alternate routes. If you get lost, don’t be afraid to ask around for directions, as the residents are typically very friendly and willing to help you get to where you’re going!
  • Traveling During Events –The festivities surrounding Mardi Gras lead to a very busy time for Louisiana. Even if the main event is in New Orleans, traffic gets heavy within and around the city of Shreveport. Fat Tuesday is typically in February or March and the Mardi Gras celebration leading up to it can start weeks in advance, sometimes as early as January! Be sure to double check when the events will be held to avoid traveling near that time.


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