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Retirement Living In Shreveport-Bossier - Louisiana

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Area Description

Working has been rewarding, but retiring will be even better, especially when retiring in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana. The sister cities, located in the northwest corner of the state, are a mixture of Louisiana culture with a Texas twist.
Shreveport-Bossier is the second most visited destination in the state. The things visitors love – gaming, riverfront shopping, festivals, sporting events and cultural attractions – are the same things retirees enjoy about the area.

Other amenities that retires appreciate include the climate, tax structure, local housing availability, volunteer opportunities, healthcare and medical services, recreational areas and fun things to do. In 2018, the Encore Louisiana Commission named Shreveport-Bossier an official Louisiana Retirement Certified Area because of its appeal to retirees.

This military-friendly community, home to Barksdale Air Force Base, is a great place to call home. The climate is warm, the food is spicy and the people here are extremely friendly.

Includes Cities/Towns: Barksdale Afb, Bossier City, Shreveport.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Shreveport-Bossier has many great things to see and do. Here is a short list of the many experiences you are bound to have:

-Annual festivals every month that celebrate everything from Mardi Gras and craft beer to mudbugs and African American culture
-The historical Strand Theater, CenturyLink Center, and Municipal Auditorium are great concert and event venues
-The Robinson Film Center and Abby Singer’s Bistro are great for dinner and a movie
-Six riverboat casinos and horserace track offer 24-hour Vegas style entertainment
-Boom or Bust Byway is a great self-driving tour of Caddo, Bossier, Webster and Claiborne parishes
-Great museums offer a glimpse of the communities past and present at Global Power Museum, new Shreveport Aquarium, Artspace, Multicultural Center of the South and more
-Great tours include Spirit of the Red River Cruise, Us Up North Food Tour, Art and Soul Tour, All About the Roses, and Backstage Music Tour at the Municipal Auditorium

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What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana?

For those of you that retire in Shreveport-Bossier, you will have hotter temperatures than other areas of the USA.

Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 30's. Expect some rainy days in the winter.

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in Shreveport-Bossier such as a movie, a visit to a museum, dining, nightlife or some shopping. Spring temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Expect some rainy days in the spring.

Summertime in Shreveport-Bossier is a great time to enjoy your retirement with a day at the lake, an outdoor concert, a local festival or other outdoor activity! Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the low 80's and highs in the low 90's. Nights are mild with lows in the low 70's. Expect a lot of days above 90°. Humidity with lots of moisture in the air may feel oppressive. Expect some rainy days in the summer.

If you retire in Shreveport-Bossier, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as biking on a bike path, hiking, enjoying a walking path and more! Fall temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Expect a few days above 90°. Humidity may feel "sticky" with muggy evenings. Expect some rainy days in the fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  35  46  56
 Feb  38  50  61
 Mar  46  57  69
 Apr  53  65  76
 May  62  73  83
 Jun  70  80  90
 Jul  73  83  93
 Aug  72  83  94
 Sep  65  76  88
 Oct  54  66  78
 Nov  45  56  67
 Dec  37  47  58

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  13  0
 Feb  0  8  0
 Mar  0  2  0
 Apr  0  0  0
 May  3  0  0
 Jun  15  0  0
 Jul  23  0  0
 Aug  25  0  0
 Sep  13  0  0
 Oct  1  0  0
 Nov  0  3  0
 Dec  0  11  0

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  4 "  8  37 %
 Feb  5 "  8  40 %
 Mar  5 "  8  46 %
 Apr  4 "  7  53 %
 May  5 "  8  63 %
 Jun  5 "  8  70 %
 Jul  4 "  7  72 %
 Aug  3 "  6  71 %
 Sep  4 "  6  65 %
 Oct  5 "  7  56 %
 Nov  5 "  8  48 %
 Dec  5 "  9  40 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  0 "  0  0
 Feb  0 "  0  0
 Mar  0 "  0  0
 Apr  0 "  0  0
 May  0 "  0  0
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Cost of Living for Shreveport-Bossier, LA

Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Assistance in Shreveport-Bossier, LA

Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana offers the following assistance for seniors:

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Shreveport-Bossier Offer For Retirees?

The Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission is always looking for volunteers to assist with sporting events in Shreveport-Bossier. These opportunities range from a one-hour time commitment to several hours over a course of a few days.

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