Benton is the parish seat of Bossier Parish. Located in northwest Louisiana just 15 miles away from Shreveport, Benton may be a small town, but it has plenty of amenities and activities that attract people looking for homes for rent in a quaint yet multifaceted town. As a town in the Ark-La-Tex region, Benton serves its residents and those from surrounding communities with high-quality facilities and a slew of shopping opportunities.
Fun Facts About Benton
Benton is named after U.S. Senator Thomas Hart Benton, who hailed from Missouri and was a political ally of President Andrew Jackson.
Benton is considered part of the Ark-La-Tex region, which is where Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma intersect. The town is the eighth-largest municipality in this region.
About 96 percent of Benton residents commute to work by car.
Useful Benton Resources for Future Renters
New renters can find all they need to know about the town's municipal departments at the Benton official website.
The Benton Elementary School website provides information on the town's primary-school education services.
The website for the Benton Library tells book lovers how they can get their fill.
All About Benton
Avid golfers will no doubt love to settle in Benton, as one of the town's biggest attractions is the Palmetto Country Club. Designed by a PGA Tour professional, the pristine 18-hole course is one of the most respected golfing facilities in northwest Louisiana. The country club also features a luxe bar and grill called The 19th Hole, a high-quality dining room and a swim club with plenty of aquatic activities for both children and adults. The town's close proximity to the Cypress Bayou Reservoir also provides renters with a chance to appreciate nature at the reservoir's park and recreation area. There, visitors can fish, swim, kayak or rent a cabin for a night.