Ok, so I read that the area around Barksdale ( shreveport/Bossier city) isn't all that great and crime is on the rise, but can anyone recommend a house or appartment complex near the base that is decent, safe, and within 30 min of the AFB ? I would really appreciate it. So far my gf and I have found a few places but arent' sure about the area. we've read reviews but want to get more opinions. she narrowed down today to : chimney hill apts and stockwell apts. any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks... Wanna kill these ads? We can help!