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Old 02-26-2009, 01:18 PM
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we are moving to the area and will be looking for a house to rent. know of any in the area? really what is there to do in the area?
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:24 PM
 
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Not much to do out there. I haven't been there in years but there's a movie theater in Leesville and there used to be a place called Hog Heaven or something that had some little water amusements. Near Anacocoa there used to be a golf course and a place called Hodges Gardens that was pretty. You can also tour Fort Polk and there must be some lakes in the area. I haven't been there since about 97 when my grandpa died.
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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You're not far from Toledo Bend where you can take in some beautiful nature sights and do some fishing.

You didn't say where you were coming from, so we have no idea what sort of "bread and circuses" you require. The resourceful man can find plenty to do... even when he's alone.
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:43 AM
 
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Are there any apartment complexes or areas of town that you would recommend living in? What areas should I avoid as well.
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:09 AM
 
Location: mount airy nc
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Don't rule out DeRidder, La. which is about 20 miles down the road on hwy 171 better apartments and more family orientated. Leesville is a military town ...bars,strip joints.....some good restaurants. Tolebend is beautiful and gr8 fishing just a hop skip and a jump from Alexandria, good shopping ,Lake Charles is good. Just go in with a open mind military towns are kinda unique with lots of moblie homes, sub standard rentals the people there have always taken advantage of Fort Polk but let it close and they will burn down leesville it's happen before !!!
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:41 AM
 
Location: TX Hill Country-Helotes, Pipe Creek/Lake Hills & San Antonio, TX
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Talking Leesville, Louisiana

Leesville, LA, is a nice town with about 6,800 in population, if you include Ft. Polk it is just below 20,000 in population. The town is friendly and very welcoming. As far as rental properties, I would recommend contacting a local real estate agency and they may have rental property information or direct you to the right office. You can also do research on www.rental.com and/or http://www.move.com/; and/or look it up on their local classifieds and real estate at http://www.leesvilledailyleader.com/. The following site may also give you additional information about the town and resources - Chamber of Commerce: http://www.chambervernonparish.com/. The parish area is scenic, a outdoorsman's paradise with Anacoco Lake and Vernon Lake very close, and Toledo Bend just a few miles away - http://www.toledo-bend.com/, there are some nice shops, a movie theatre, and restaurants. The town has a city park with a swimming pool, great library, and parish fairgrounds where local fairs take place. Not too far from Leesville, LA is the Kinder Coushatta Casino and Resort, it is about 1 1/2 hours drive, great place to visit: http://www.coushattacasinoresort.com/. As mentioned in a prior response, Deridder is about 20 miles away, http://www.beauparish.org/, http://www.cityofderidder.org/, another great town with more shopping, parks, and restaurants. In addition, the nearest city is Alexandria, LA about 50 miles away, with access to the nearest and recently renovated airport. Alexandria has a minor league baseball team: Alexandria Aces, http://www.myacesbaseball.com/. A small local zoo, many nice shops, more and more restaurants, and a mall.
I have also provided two sites that may include local information for the city and upcoming events, and to the visitors convention bureau.

http://www.cityofalexandriala.com/home.asp

http://www.apacvb.org/

The drive to Alexandria, LA is scenic and takes you through part of the Kisatchie National Forest: http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/kisatchie/. There is also, another casino not too far from Leesville, LA, about another 1 1/2 hours drive, just on the other side of Alexandria, LA in a town called Marksville, LA. The Paragon Casino: https://www.paragoncasinoresort.com/site.php, another great casino resort to visit and enjoy.

Bienvenu Leesville, Louisiana!!!

Good Luck on your move to Leesville, LA.

I hope you enjoy the many things to do around there and many other things to do in Central Louisiana.

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Old 03-08-2010, 07:31 PM
 
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I need to be at Ft Polk daily but I have family in Camden, Ark, Dallas and Beaumont, TX. I like quiet adult living without too many children, are there places, condos, or townhouses to fit me? Coming from the west coast I'm especially concerned about weather and insects that I may not be accustomed to. Help!?
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Covington, La
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If a commute isn't out of the question, Natchitoches may suit you. When I was in college there I knew a few people who commuted daily between the two.

DeRidder was mentioned above as well and it would be nicer than Leesville (Sleazville is another term).

Insects...only mosquitos but I don't think they're that bad up there compared to the southern part of the state. The weather will be humid in the summer and that's about it. We're about to get into the nice part of the year.
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