Bossier City is located on the east side of the Red River is just outside of Shreveport, Louisiana. The city boasts a population of over 65,000 residents. Although it has not seen a significant increase in the price of properties for sale in the last year, the medium home price exceeds that of $200,000. Located only 7 miles from the regional airport, Bossier City is home to three riverboat casinos, and the new Margaretville Casino and Hotel, which opened June 16, 2013.
With expanding business initiatives, the this city area now promotes more than ten studios that provide production facilities for sound, film, and digital media; cyber research facilities such as the Cyber Innovation Center at the National Cyber Research Park; and more than 15 institutions of higher learning. The major employers in the area include Barksdale Air Force Base, educational facilities, hospitality and entertainment facilities, and government agencies.
For those who desire to live outside of the metropolitan area, Haughton, primarily a family oriented area, consists mainly of privately owned homes. The medium price for homes for sale in this area currently sits in the $200,000 range. With an average of 20 miles to the city center, the area offers an alternative locale for homeowners. Benton is also an attractive area for those who are looking to live outside of the main city.