Leesville LA
July 28, 2021

Our Guide to Leesville, LA

Relocating to the Leesville-Fort Polk, LA, community? Get to know your new home and experience it as a local through our Guide to Leesville. We love our city, and we are excited to welcome you as our neighbor! Learn more about the area below, and be sure to check out our restaurant recommendations on your next night out!

Living in Leesville, Vernon Parish County, LA

Population: 5,891

Median Home Value: $93,200

Discover the Leesville Economy

Leesville is home to Fort Polk, a U.S. Army installation that is the largest military base in Louisiana. It was opened as Camp Polk in 1941 as a space for the Louisiana Maneuvers, a series of Army training exercises for World War II. In the ‘50s, the camp served the 1st Armored Division, and it became a basic training post during the Vietnam War. Fort Polk helped to grow the Leesville community, and it is still an essential part of the city’s economy. Today it houses about 8,000 soldiers, 13,000 family members on and off-post, and 6,000 civilians working on post.

Favorite Local Restaurants

  • Wagon Master Steakhouse – Wagon Master is the premier destination in Leesville for mesquite-grilled steaks and ribs. It also offers some Cajun dishes for a complete look at the best Louisiana has to offer.
  • Ranch House Cafe – Have you ever tasted the perfect baked potato? Ranch House Cafe prides itself on the art of the perfect potato, and its menu highlights the brisket, pulled pork, and crawfish additions to make it even better.
  • Hazel’s Tea Parlor – Come relax for a morning for breakfast with friends or afternoon tea—complete with finger sandwiches and pastries—in this charming spot. 
  • Starlite Grill – Right off South 5th Street, Starlite Grill is a Korean restaurant providing generous portions of favorite dishes, like bulgogi and yaki mandu.
  • Fatboy and Skinny’s – For a homemade burger and fresh-cut fries, Fatboy and Skinny’s boasts to be some of the best in the area. And you can wash it all down with a milkshake or snow cone!

Storage Sense’s Facility in Leesville, LA

Have you considered renting self storage near you? Storage Sense has premium storage units on Lake Charles Highway in Leesville, LA. Self storage can be an easy way to give yourself more wiggle room to organize your home or work space. When you rent a storage unit with Storage Sense, you can come and go as you please within gate hours to swap out items. That means whether you need to pop in before work or right before you’re heading home to bed, you can always access your belongings. See how we can help you take control of your clutter!

Storage Sense offers drive-up and temperature-controlled storage options in a variety of sizes. We can get you set up with something small for seasonal items or a large storage unit up to 360 square feet for your long-term storage. Not sure what kind of self storage would work best to protect your items? Our storage experts are available in person at our office on Lake Charles Highway or over the phone to answer any questions. If you need a sizing recommendation, you can get an estimate from our online storage calculator. Get started with Storage Sense in Leesville, LA, by renting online!