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Bossier City, LA

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Fueled by early speculation in riverfront trade, and bolstered by oil discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico and casino money flooding in from gaming operations, Bossier City is booming. While it might play second fiddle to nearby Shreveport, it has much to offer in terms of hospitable living. There are scenic spots, tasty treats, and plenty of gambling. The real draw for people who live here is the low cost of living, mild climate, and abundant entertainment options.

Bossier City Apartments


The Reserve at Bossier City
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


The Landing at Willow Bayou
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


Cypress Pointe
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


$1495 Three bedroom in Shreveport-3257 Bert Kouns Ind. Loop
Beds: 3
Baths: 2


$1200 studio in Shreveport-Furn Bills Pd Carrollton
Beds: 1
Baths: 1


$2400 Three bedroom in Shreveport-314 Meadowbrook Lane
Beds: 3
Baths: 3

Key City Stats

The average age of Bossier City, LA is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 9.0%
  • 5.94%
  • 6.79%
  • Female
  • 8.47%
  • 6.23%
  • 7.08%
is average rent in Bossier City, LA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 7.1%
  • 7.77%
  • 6.36%
of units are available for rent in Bossier City
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 786
  • 70
  • 830
Getting Around in Bossier City, LA

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Bossier City is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 4.34%
  • 8.7%
  • 0.55%

Loose Slots on the Ri

Are you into gambling and want to test your luck on easy street, Louisiana? Look no further than the river because this city is host to not one, not two, but three floating riverboat casinos. Nestled along the east bank, the Horseshoe, Boomtown, and Diamond Jack’s stand out like pillars of gaming fun. If betting at the tables is not your thing, then head to Harrah’s Louisiana Downs for quality horse racing action. You can play the slots while your horse sprints to the finish. Either way, you can plan on having a good time.

Boardwalk Bonanza

While playing the slots and drinking the night away might be a draw for some people, there is still plenty to do gambling is not your thing. Take a stroll to the Louisiana Boardwalk for premier outlet shopping. There are hundreds of name-brand stores offering clearance-level discounts and slashing prices weekly. The place is so massive you could easily waste a day just wandering around and treating yourself to those new shoes or bag you have had your eye on recently. Take a breather and grab some ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery if you need a break.

Red River Revel

The Red River Revel is the place to go in late October when you want to do a little booth shopping as you peruse the local arts and crafts and nosh on some fair food. Located right on the banks of the Red River, it is a great way to spend an evening with the family, enjoy rides, or just relax to the sounds of children playing. If you get someone to watch the little ones, mom and dad can also go enjoy a beer or glass of wine while listening to local musicians jam out on stage.