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)
Lexington Place (located right outside the north gate of BAFB)
Fellow military members voted for this apartment complex for its location (backs up to base) and amenities. Someone even mentioned they offer furniture packages.
- 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
- 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!
- 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.
- On-site laundry
- On-site manager
- Fitness center
- Storage space(s)
- On-site maintenance
- High-speed internet available
Villages of Williamsburg - (less than 10 minutes from BAFB )
3215 Knight Street, Shreveport, LA 71105
This community was recommended for price, location and amenities.
- 24 hour fitness center
- Tennis court
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!
- Across from Cross lake (boating,
- Tri-level resort style pool with
- Courtyard with volleyball area
- Fireplaces available
- Alarm systems available
- W/D hook ups in select apartments
If you are looking for a house to rent, check out www.AHRN.com for military owned properties for rent!
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