Special Series Part 2 of 3: The top 7 reasons to move to Bossier City

Editor’s Note: We are publishing the top 7 reasons to move to communities in our region. The information was compiled and provided by A-1 Transport. We appreciate their efforts in the series.

7 Reasons To Move To Bossier City, Louisiana

Thinking of joining us as a resident of Bossier City, Louisiana? Whether you’re moving your family or you’re making a commercial move to open a new business, our fair city is a great place to live. But before you make your move, you should take the time to learn a little bit about what we have to offer! Let’s explore the top 7 reasons to move to Bossier City, and explain why our citizens are so happy with their lifestyle.

1. Reasonable Cost Of Living

If you’re moving from a high cost of living area, you’ll find that Bossier City lets you stretch your budget further. The cost of living index is 85.8, compared to the national average of 100. The housing index, in particular, is 70, so renting and buying homes is pretty affordable. The median home cost is $161,900, and the average rental for a 2-bedroom home is $1,040. 

2. Plenty Of Job Opportunities

If you’re looking for a new line of work, Bossier City has plenty of job opportunities available – as does nearby Shreveport. Some of the top industries in the area include oil & gas, construction, industrial manufacturing, retail, finance and insurance, and real estate. The unemployment rate is lower than the national average of 6%, coming in at 5.2%, and jobs are forecasted to grow up to 21.2% in the upcoming years.

3. It’s One Of The Best Places To Live In The Country

Don’t just take our word for it – Bossier City has been recognized as one of the best places to live by MONEY Magazine in 2020 which ranked it at #98 out of 100 locations spread throughout the United States – it was the only city in Louisiana on the list, and it was also named as “The Best Place To Live In Louisiana” in 2019.

This prestigious honor was determined based on a wide variety of factors including public education, income, housing, economics factors, safety, cost of living, and local amenities, to name just a few things, with over 160,000 data points in total.

4. Bossier City And Shreveport Offer Lots Of Events & Amenities 

Bossier City and nearby Shreveport offer plenty of big-city amenities for residents, including three riverboat casinos and horse racing track Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. Downtown Bossier City is chock-full of trendy bars, excellent restaurants, and unique shops and retail stores.

In addition, there are plenty of family-friendly recreation facilities and destinations like Party Central Family Fun Center, Barksdale Global Power Museum, Krewe Of Gemini Mardi Gras Museum, and Shreveport Aquarium (which is technically located within Bossier City), to name just a few.

5. Outdoor Recreation Opportunities Are Plentiful, Too 

Sure, the Bossier City-Shreveport area may be home to nearly 400,000 people, but it’s also nearby plenty of rural wilderness so that you can escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Red River National Wildlife Refuge is located just a few miles south off of U.S. Route 71, and Bodcau State Wildlife Management Area is just a short drive northeast of the city. 

Lakes and streams are plentiful, too, offering opportunities for boating, fishing, kayaking, swimming, and more. Flag Lake and Cross Lake are both popular destinations for residents looking to enjoy some fun in the sun.

6. Beautiful Public Parks With Modern Amenities

You don’t have to leave the city to enjoy nature – Bossier City also has plentiful public parks throughout its various neighborhoods. The Bossier City Parks & Recreation Department is well-regarded, and operates diverse parks like North Bossier Park, Patricia Drive Neighborhood Park, Mike Woods Park, Shed Road Community Playfield, and more.

Whether you’re looking for a playground for your kids, hiking and biking trails, tennis courts, or just a gorgeous, natural area for your next picnic outing, Bossier City has you covered.

7. Excellent Public Schooling Through Bossier Parish Public Schools

Bossier Parish Schools serves more than 22,000 students throughout Bossier City, with 21 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, and 7 high schools in the area. It’s been noted for its academic achievements, as well as its diversity and top-notch sports programs. According to Niche, it’s the best school district in the Shreveport area. 

Ready To Join Us? We’re Happy To Have You!

Whether you’re moving from across the river in Shreveport, or you’re coming from elsewhere in Louisiana or anywhere else in the country, Bossier City is a great place to live, and we’d be happy to have you join us. Start planning your move today, and see why Bossier City has been ranked as the best place to live in Louisiana! 

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