Come see the place Money Magazine called the 2018 Best Place to Live in Louisiana – Bossier City. Our area is uniquely situated as the hub for culture and commerce – in the three-state region, known as the Ark-La-Tex. Located in the northwest corner of Louisiana, Bossier-Shreveport is centrally located among major metropolitan areas such as Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Little Rock, Jackson, Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Bossier-Shreveport is located at the intersection of Interstate 20 and Interstate 49 with Interstate 220 providing a loop around the twin cities. Situated on the Red River, a navigable waterway with access to the Mississippi River, Bossier is a growing city in the heart of it all!
Our local area and state are comprised of several tiers of government that serve to maintain various aspects of your new home. Our local government seeks to serve the people of this area, working together to create opportunities and pass policies that best support the people of Bossier City and surrounding municipalities.
Here you will find the Bossier Chamber’s Legislative Agenda and Political Directory. It lists all of our current elected officials from the local, state and federal level.Click here to see the full directory.
HOUSING IN BOSSIER AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS
Bossier is broken up into two sections; North Bossier and South Bossier. Below you will find a selection of our fine neighborhoods to help you decide where your next home will be.
North Bossier is both convenient to most things you need, and yet peaceful with its large pastures and woodlands. With I-220 only minutes from residential areas, residents can gain access to the area’s regional airport, casinos, Downtown Shreveport, or Cross Lake. The shopping and dining along Airline Drive and nearby Benton Road, is diverse and widespread. From a national chain, to a locally owned business, these areas offer it all! In addition, a few minutes to the west is the Louisiana Boardwalk, with its movie theater, carousel for the kiddos and shopping fun. Willis-Knighton Bossier Hospital is also in close proximity, as well as several top notch private and public schools. All-inclusive neighborhoods, like Stonebridge and Old Oakes, include beautiful homes poised in a golf-course setting with tennis courts, pool and more for residents. Plenty of new neighborhoods abound in North Bossier, including Legacy, Kingston Plantation Subdivision and Lost River Estates.
With easy access to many great aspects of our community, South Bossier is a great place to find your home. It is home to Barksdale Air Force Base and is minutes from Arthur Ray Teague Parkway, allowing South Bossier residents to enjoy great shopping opportunities and all that both Shreveport and Bossier have to offer. South Bossier is also close to Lake Bistineau, the parks along the riverfront and the Brookshire Grocery Arena, which is a hub of great entertainment in the area.
If you are looking for a historic home full of charm and character, our area has plenty of that as well. The Highland and South Highlands neighborhood of Shreveport are just across the Red River from Bossier City, making it convenient to live in a 100-year-old home with established tree cover, charm and elegance, and enjoy a very short commute to work anywhere in Bossier-Shreveport. To the east down Interstate 20, the smaller city of Minden also boasts the historic charm with a small-town feel.
*Apartments listed represent current members of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce
Caring For Each Other
The Bossier Metro area is a hub of healthcare excellence and is the site of many well-equipped medical centers.
Along with CHRISTUS Schumpert, Willis-Knighton Health System and LSUHSC, Shreveport is also home to Promise Specialty Hospital, Bio-Medical Research Institute and Overton Brooks VA Medical Center. Our community also provides many outstanding rehabilitation, special needs and senior care facilities to treat the long-term needs of people of all ages. Living in Bossier, you are guaranteed to have all of your healthcare needs taken care of.
WILLIS-KNIGHTON HEALTH SYSTEMS
Willis-Knighton Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare provider that is locally owned and operated to respond to the needs of local citizens. The hospital that was to become Willis-Knighton opened in 1924 as Tri-State Sanitarium on Greenwood Road. With over 85 years of serving the community, it has grown in the same location and is now Willis-Knighton Medical Center. Also in the health system is the first satellite hospital in the state, Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women’s Health in Southwest Shreveport, in addition to WK Bossier Health Center located in North Bossier, and WK Pierremont Health Center, convenient to Southeast Shreveport and South Bossier. The health system also includes fitness and wellness centers, urgent care centers and occupational medicine clinics as well as an active adult lifestyle community for adults 55+, The Oaks of Louisiana. Willis-Knighton maintains strong relationships with hospitals in nearby parishes and with LSU Health Shreveport. The health system has been recognized for its excellence by national organizations, including U.S. News & World Report, Top 100 Hospitals in America, Top 100 Hospitals Cardiovascular, “Nursing Professionals” magazine as well as online rating agencies.
CHRISTUS HEALTH SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER
CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier has a proud history of providing health care in Northwest Louisiana for over 115 years. With 850 employees, 600 affiliated physicians, and over 200 volunteers, the system remains committed to our mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and improving health in the communities we serve. Two hospitals are currently being operated under the CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier flag: CHRISTUS Highland and CHRISTUS Schumpert. A 160-bed acute care hospital, CHRISTUS Highland includes birthing suites, medical and surgical care, comprehensive coronary care, orthopedics and emergency services. Over the next 18-24 months, services will be moved from the Schumpert campus to the Highland campus, where significant facility and service expansion is occurring. In addition to the hospital campuses, CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier offers extensive outpatient services through the Wound Care Clinic, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Breast Clinic and two Wellness Centers.
CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier is a part of CHRISTUS Health, an international Catholic faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprising almost 350 services and facilities. CHRISTUS HEALTH services can be found in 60 cities in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Georgia and New Mexico in the U.S. and several locations in Mexico. It is listed among the top ten Catholic health systems in the U.S.
SHREVEPORT'S SHRINER'S HOSPITAL
The Shreveport Shriner’s Hospital is a 45-bed pediatric orthopedic hospital providing comprehensive and complex orthopedic care to children at no charge. Built in 1922, the Shreveport Hospital was the first Shriner’s Hospital in the US and Mexico. A totally new, modern facility was constructed on the same site in 1986. Today, there are 22 Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.
OCHSNER LSU HEALTH SHREVEPORT
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveportis a world-class academic hospital system. The academic mission of Ochsner LSU educates the doctors of tomorrow, emphasizes specialized health care services, maximizes research potential, and aligns medical interests across north Louisiana. Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is the clinical partner of the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine, where internationally-recognized faculty physicians and scientists train most other doctors practicing throughout the region. With acute care hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, Ochsner LSU offers the latest developments in medical care. Patients throughout Louisiana and neighboring states travel to our region for individualized treatment, regardless of the severity of the condition.
Specialty care at Ochsner LSU Health System of North Louisiana is built around centers of excellence like Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, the Trauma Center, Arthritis and Rheumatology, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport’s Children’s Hospital, the region’s only dedicated Burn Center, and one of only six St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Affiliate Clinics in the nation. Extensive inpatient and outpatient services are provided by employees Ready to Help, Ready to Heal, and Ready to Care.
LIFESHARE BLOOD CENTERS
Through the support of volunteer blood donors and the communities it serves, LifeShare Blood Centers is the steward of the community blood supply. Founded by local business, medical and civic leaders in 1942, LifeShare has a long tradition of partnering with local businesses and organizations to provide the blood components needed every day by patients in local medical facilities. Individuals and groups of all kinds are encouraged to participate in the vital community service of volunteer blood donation. LifeShare is the exclusive provider of blood components and related services in over 140 medical facilities throughout Louisiana, east Texas and south Arkansas. LifeShare Blood Centers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community service provider, governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees, licensed by the Food and Drug Administration and accredited by AABB.