Kids and parents alike will feel at home in Westwood, which offers a number of family-friendly amenities and shops. There are other great apartments in the surrounding area. Even more apartments are available in the adjacent neighborhoods of Southwest Shreveport and Airport Pines Road.
Eating, Drinking and Recreation
There's no shortage of basic to more specialized amenities and services in Westwood. To help focus your search, the streets of Youree Dr. and Line Ave. are two of the busiest streets in the neighborhood. On these streets you can find something worthwhile to do, dine out or have a drink. With our easy-to-use apartment finder tool, skip the search and head straight to what matters most.
Enjoy a tasty dinner at Shogun Of Japan and have cocktails afterward at Fat Tuesday's. Food variety includes beer and ale, pizza, deli snacks, sandwiches and barbecue. Drink up at one of more than a dozen local hot spots and spend the night sipping on delicious cocktails. A few options include Josh Lounge, Havana and Koko Entertainment. On top of that, easy and delicious grub can be ordered up at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar and Wingstop. Both restaurants are in the neighborhood.
For health and wellness enthusiasts, Westwood has it covered. On Dixie Garden Dr. is Complete Pool & Spa, and Gym is also in the neighborhood.
For a more comprehensive list of places to eat, drink and be merry in Westwood, check out the Yelp page.
With numerous grocery stores located throughout the Westwood area, residents can conveniently cook, clean and care for their home. Frank's Five Star Seafood and Bst on Greenwood Rd. are just a couple of options in the area. Enjoy the aroma of Tasty Creme Donuts's freshly baked goods and stop in for a taste on Pines Rd. Furthermore, Southern Maid Donuts is located on Youree Dr., so your sweet-tooth stomach will always have options. Furthermore, the neighborhood is home to a few more universally familiar grocer chain stores, such as Brookshire's and Albertsons.
Residents can take advantage of the many retailers in the Westwood area, including Orleans Trading Co and Dunn's Flea Market. Or, if you want to add a touch of color and an artistic flair to your apartment, Norsworthy Gallery is on Texas St. For residents who like to shop, several retail options are located nearby. Area shopping malls include Portico Shopping Ctr and Shreve Island Shopping Ctr.
Local School Statistics
The schools near the apartments in Westwood are Caddo Career & Technology Center, Caddo Middle Career And Technology School and Werner Park Elementary School. In most neighborhoods, the listed addresses of the apartments for rent you are considering will likely decide which schools your children may attend. You should talk with school districts in the area to confirm what schools your children will attend.
A middle school in the Caddo Parish Public district, Caddo Middle Career And Technology School has a low student-teacher ratio of 15-to-1.
Caddo Parish Public district has 44 elementary schools, 16 middle schools and 14 high schools. Caddo Parish Public district has a lower student-teacher ratio and smaller student-body size than Bossier Parish district. Caddo Parish Public district has a higher Great Schools score and more blue ribbon schools than the Bossier Parish district.
Living, Demographics and Costs
Westwood is similar in price to other suburban areas in the greater Shreveport area, such as Southwest Shreveport. On average a household in Westwood spends $51.4K/year in total expenditures. Compare these expenses to those of Southwest Shreveport, which come to around $49.2K/year.
The neighborhood of Southwest Shreveport is somewhat different from Westwood in terms of median age, although they are more comparable relative to household sizes and the number of households with children. The median age in Westwood is 32, while in Southwest Shreveport it's 28. In Westwood, the average household size is 2.2 people, and it's 2.47 people in Southwest Shreveport. Of households in Westwood and Southwest Shreveport, 31% and 33% have children, respectively.
Reflective of Southwest Shreveport's, the average household income in Westwood is $63.4K. In terms of education, however, fewer residents of Southwest Shreveport have earned a master's degree than those in Westwood.