Bossier City

73 reviews
  1. Town in Louisiana
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$144,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$862
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    480
    264
  • Murder
    7
    5
  • Rape
    46
    37
  • Robbery
    108
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    677
    575
  • Theft
    3,849
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    222
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,103
National
$53,046
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

73 reviews
  • Excellent
    13
  • Very Good
    24
  • Average
    27
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    1
This is the BEST place to live and raise a family! Bossier has some of the best schools and the local people here are AMAZING! We are a city built around Barksdale Air Force Base and there are many amenities this area has to offer. We have a local hockey team, The Shreveport-Mudbugs. We have tons of great places to eat and shop. Bossier City really is the best!
  • Current Resident
  • 2 days ago
I Sadae McHenry,grew up in BossierCity,Louisiana most of my life. The city is people friendly and the crime rate is extremely low.I love the school systems in Bossier ,the teacher take pride in teaching. The neighborhood that we live in was were quite and well keep. I don't have to worry about my kids playing outside with friends.
My children love it and they hate that we are about to relocate. The cost of living is great. The nightlife is wonderful the have karaoke and casinos. I myself don't gamble!
Looking for a place to stay is hard because no one really moves. It's very healthy living mentality.Physically there are numerous numbers of fast food chains. Bossier City is a very divers neighborhood. Overall I think Bossier is a great place to live.
  • Former Resident
  • 21 days ago
This area is not the safest place in the town, nor the most uncomfortable. There is public transportation and we are conveniently located near grocery stores, shopping centers, several large churches, a decent sized public library, and not far from downtown Shreveport. However, downtown Shreveport is not much to show for. And the schools in the zone where I live are almost all failing. I do not feel safe enough to go for a run outside by myself. The railroad tracks are a nuisance and seem to stop on the tracks every time the cross. Eventually you learn ways to get around them, but you waste a lot of gas doing it and sometimes there's nothing you can do but wait. I've had to call the cops on my neighbors and had a car broken into. I probably would not choose to live here again, but that I feel is more about personal preference. There are other areas where I would be more comfortable.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 18 2016