Barksdale AFB Military Recomended Apartments

Real Estate Agent with JTR Property Network at Keller Williams Realty Red River

Recently, I conducted an impromptu survey on the Barksdale Military Life and Information Facebook group to see what the most highly recommended apartments are for those PCSing to Barksdale AFB. Criteria for the list would be location, military friendly, and amenities.

Below are the top 5 apartment complexes as voted by current Barksdale AFB residents. (Note: I am just the messenger! I have never personally rented from these apartments, so this is not an explicit endorsement of any of them. They are not listed in any particular order)


Bossier City:

Lexington Place (located right outside the north gate of BAFB)

1301 Williamsburg Drive, Bossier City, 71112

Fellow military members voted for this apartment complex for its location (backs up to base) and amenities. Someone even mentioned they offer furniture packages.
Community Features:

  • Business Center with Copy & Fax Services
  • Clubhouse with Fireplace, Kitchen & HDTV
  • 24-Hour Fitness Center
  • Gated Community
  • Jogging Trail
  • Dog Park
  • Covered Parking
  • Laundry Facility
  • Playground
  • Resort-Style Swimming Pool
  • Whirlpool Spa



Jamestown Place ­ (less than 5 minutes from BAFB)

5400 Barksdale BLVD, Bossier City, LA 71112

Fellow military members voted for this apartment complex also for its location (less than 5 minutes from the Main Gate) and amenities. These apartments also offer a furniture package. Access to Shreveport is just over the river!

Community Features:

  • Gated
  • Resort styled pool
  • Lush landscaping
  • Community center with: Billiard table; 2 flat screens; Coffee bar; Business center; 24hr fitness center with children’s play place; Wi-fi; Outdoor kitchen for residents





The Willows at Wright Island (less than 5 minutes)

1333 Coates Bluff Drive, Shreveport, LA 71104

The Willows are located right over the river from the Main gate. They have 2 community pools
and whirlpools. There are also on-site management and maintenance that are very responsive.


Community Features:

  • Clubhouse
  • Whirlpools(s)
  • On-site laundry
  • On-site manager
  • Fitness center
  • Storage space(s)
  • On-site maintenance
  • Pool(s)
  • High-speed internet available
  • Dishwasher



Villages of Williamsburg - (less than 10 minutes from BAFB )

3215 Knight Street, Shreveport, LA 71105

This community was recommended for price, location and amenities.

Community amenities:

  • Pool(s)
  • 24 hour fitness center
  • Tennis court
  • Volleyball
  • Pet-friendly



Summer Pointe (about 20-25 minutes from BAFB, but worth the drive I am told)

5720 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71119

This neighborhood is not the best location to base, but was recommended because of the peaceful retreat feel it has and location to Cross Lake. Ideal for those who want to get away from base when you’re not working!

Community Amenities:

  • Across from Cross lake (boating,
    sailing, hunting..etc)
  • Tri-level resort style pool with
  • Clubroom
  • Courtyard with volleyball area
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Fireplaces available
  • Alarm systems available
  • W/D hook ups in select apartments



These (of course) are not the only apartments available in the area. Here are map views of apartments in Bossier City and Shreveport. I fyou have any recommendations, please share!

If you are looking for a house to rent, check out for military owned properties for rent!

If buying is an option or if you would like to explore the possibility of owning your own home, contact me today for a FREE, no obligation Buyer Consultation!

Comments (1)

Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

I think publishing the info is a good public service.  Thank you for the post.

Jan 08, 2012 04:23 PM