The Location of DeSoto Parish is just minutes away from great shopping opportunities for families or businesses. There are shopping malls, wonderful antique stores, and major discount stores in both Mansfield and Logansport. You’ll find variety around every corner and I-49 puts you within easy driving range of Shreveport. No matter which direction you choose to travel, you’ll discover shopping convenience, quality, selection and stores that are eager to make you their customer.

Health Care

DeSoto Parish is experiencing a surge of growth in the health care industry with one hospital in the DeSoto Parish area and two clinics. DeSoto Regional Health Systems, a general hospital, is located at 207 Jefferson Street in Mansfield.

DeSoto Regional has been recognized for being one of a hundred hospitals in the United States making the greatest progress in improving hospital-wide performance over a span of five years (2000-2005).

The two clinics are DeSoto Regional Family Medicine of Logansport located at 110 Main Street in Logansport and DeSoto Regional Family Medicine of Mansfield located at 130 Jefferson St. in Mansfield. A completely new ambulatory care wing for DeSoto Regional Hospital opened mid 2001. This 23,000 square foot facility includes state of the art facilities for emergency care, surgery, radiology and laboratory services. Seven primary care physicians are based in the parish with many consulting sub-specialists visiting on a regular basis. DeSoto Parish is also home to two large nursing homes, with a capacity of 235 beds.


DeSoto Parish has been described as distinct, diverse and delightful. Add the word "beautiful" to the description of this southern parish. The hundreds of acres of towering pines, enchanting cypress, dogwoods and magnolias make a perfect setting for a comfortable and relaxed lifestyle. The entire area combines the convenience of a big city and the hospitality of a small town with affordable housing and a moderate cost of living.

The options for housing are plentiful, from nice subdivisions, patio homes, lakefront homes, to apartments and condos. Many homes in the area date back to the 1800’s and early 1900’s with many large and stately structures restored and livable. There is a unique blend of housing styles and income levels in every township in the parish. A $75,000 homestead exemption in Louisiana plus very reasonable property taxes are great incentives for home buyers.