Developed in the 1890s, the Highland Historic District is one of the oldest and most important residential neighborhoods in Shreveport. Built on “high land” south of downtown, the district contains a wide variety of architectural styles, from Colonial Revival mansions and Queen Anne cottages to Romanesque churches and one of the finest collections of Craftsman bungalows and foursquares in the state.
Today Highland is home to an eclectic and vibrant group of residents who like to celebrate their beautiful neighborhood with events such as the Highland Holiday Tour of Homes, the Highland Jazz and Blues Fest, the Krewe of Highland Mardi Gras ball and parade, the Highland Experience, and other signature celebrations that just can’t be found anywhere else.
The modern boundaries of Highland are commonly considered to be Stoner Avenue to the north, Youree Drive to the east, Kings Highway to the south, and Line Avenue to the west. The Fairfield Historic district, which lies to the west of the Highland district, is often considered to be part of the greater Highland neighborhood. Scenic Fairfield Avenue is one of the finest streets in the area, with many gorgeous mansions in a variety of architectural styles. Click here to see a map of Highland.
Since 1977, the Highland Restoration Association (HRA) has focused on the revitalization and preservation of Shreveport’s historic Highland neighborhood. From the initial core group of twenty homeowners, the HRA has grown to become one of the state’s largest volunteer neighborhood associations. It’s a grassroots organization through and through.
Our neighborhood association works with government and local developers to maintain and enhance the neighborhood. The HRA gives you another voice in important issues that affect the neighborhood, from zoning issues and property standards to Haynesville Shale negotiations and neighborhood beautification. We strive to promote the Highland neighborhood and build an active, caring community that also likes to have a good time! You don’t have to live in Highland to join.