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    Barksdale AFB, LA Local Information

    Bossier City is the closest major city to Barksdale AFB. It has about 63,000 people, and is in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, which has a population of about 120,000 people. Directly across the Red River lies the larger city of Shreveport, with a population of about 200,000.

    It is about 5 miles from downtown Bossier City to Barksdale; this takes about 12 minutes to commute, depending on traffic.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in Bossier City area is about $700 per month. Rental homes can run from $800 to $2,500 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Bossier City is about $137,000, about the same as the Louisiana statewide average. The average price for a house in Bossier Parish is about $139,000.

    Short Description of the Area: Bossier City is a small city in northern Louisiana, in the Louisiana-Arkansas-Texas tri-state area. The city began as a river port serving local cotton farms.

    Climate and Weather: The area has a humid climate with a steady year round 80-95% relative humidity, winter temperatures of 35 to 65, and summer temperatures in the 70 to 95 range. The area has wet winters and humid but less rainy summers. This area of the country is very prone to tornadoes, and new residents will want to practice tornado safety.

    Cuisine: Food enthusiasts will want to check out the local Creole and Cajun food, Tex-Mex, and Mississippi River cuisines.