Reasons to Retire in Shreveport (1)

Reasons to Retire in Shreveport

At The Glen, we love being a part of the Shreveport community. While our town boasts a population of more than 190,000, our community still feels close-knit, giving us the benefits of big city culture with the charm of a small-town feel. It’s the best of everything in Shreveport and no matter if you are moving south to escape cold winters or coming to the area to be near family members, we know you’ll love it in this community.

Need a few more reasons to call Shreveport your home in your retirement years? We can help with that!

Make the Most of Your Money

It is important to note that your dollar will go further in Louisiana and the Shreveport area than it will in other states. Shreveport specifically ranks as one of the most affordable places to live in the state with a cost of living that is 91.9% of the national average. You’ll be able to get the most for your money whether it comes to grocery bills, real estate purchases, or recreational splurges.

It’s Beautiful Here

Shreveport weather is lovely, especially in the winter season. The area is full of lovely azalea bushes and a canopy of tall trees offers beauty and well-timed shade. In fact, Shreveport has been recognized as a “Tree City USA” recipient for the last 24 years.

Strong Military Ties

We especially love that Shreveport has strong military ties to those currently serving and to Veterans. Barksdale Air Force Base is an award-winning base in Bossier Parish and home to warrior Airmen of the 2nd Bomb Wing, Air Force Global Strike Command, 8th Air Force, 307th Bomb Wing and other mission partners. For Veterans, the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center is located in Shreveport and offers a variety of services from outstanding physicians.

Small Town Atmosphere with Big City Culture

Shreveport is large enough to have a thriving arts community. You’ll easily find events, concerts, and opportunities throughout the city during any season. The dining is outstanding with fresh seafood arriving daily from the coast of Louisiana to any of the local restaurants. Local shopping is also a wonderful way to spend the day. However, while Shreveport offers museums, cultural opportunities, and more, the city is still a small-town charmer at heart. And, you don’t have to worry about bad traffic. Everyone is friendly, offering a helping hand and a good dose of southern hospitality.

A Wonderful Retirement Destination

Shreveport is the ideal retirement destination, offering a great climate, a wonderful city full of opportunity, and in a state that allows you to get the most for your money. Our area is recognized as a certified retirement area in the Encore Louisiana program, being named as one of the best places in the state to retire to. You’ll have easy access to excellent health care, public transportation, recreation opportunities, festivals, and more.

Welcome to The Glen

Now that you have all the reasons to retire in Shreveport, it is time to find a retirement community that offers the best lifestyle, amenities and support. At The Glen, we offer all lifestyle options all on one beautiful campus: independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing. This means once you call The Glen your home, you can count on us to be able to meet your needs no matter what the future may hold.


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