Those who retire in Shreveport – Bossier, Louisiana area will find the Red River running through town with a big bridge connecting the two towns. Combining two great cultures; Cajun and Cowboy, the area is a fine example of laid back gentility, friendly people and history. If you want a little more excitement, Shreveport offers everything from ziplining over an alligator pond, to gambling, and getting wet in one of the many waterparks in the area.
Shreveport-Bossier is home to about 300,000 with 13.5% over the age of 65.
Many of the retirees in the area retired from the nearby Air Force Base and just stayed. There is the Overton Brooks VA Medical center as well as 18 other hospitals in the area. The average temperature in July is 93 and you might find January in the low 30 degrees, with an inch or two of snow! The cost of living is well below the national average and the median home price is just $140,000. We easily found rentals in the $700-900 range. Before you pack your bags for Shreveport, you would do well to check out the crime rate in certain parts of the city as some areas are quite high. Like most cities, the downtown area ranks higher than the suburbs. Our research found that Bossier is a safe, nice neighborhood.
For the shoppers out there, The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk is the state’s largest outdoor lifestyle, dining and entertainment destination. Find out why Shreveport-Bossier is known as “Sportsman’s Paradise” through its outdoor recreational areas for fishing, swimming, camping and more at Cypress Black Bayou, Caddo Lake and the Red River National Wildlife Refuge.