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Located on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain and founded in 1834, Mandeville is the oldest inhabited locality of St. Tammany Parish. Mandeville is the gateway to the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans across the Causeway. At 23.8 miles the Causeway is the world’s longest bridge over a body of water. Home to outdoor recreation resources like Fontainebleau Sate Park or Tammany Trace, a 31-mile hike & bike trail, Mandeville offers an incomparable lifestyle. Outstanding schools, restaurants and shopping with easy access to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport make Mandeville an exceptional choice to make your home!"
Madisonville was founded in 1817 and is the oldest permanent settlement of St. Tammany Parish. Originally named “Cokie” the town was later renamed for President James Madison. Located on the Tchefuncte River, Madisonville offers many river-front homes, direct boating access to Lake Pontchartrain and is home to the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum which hosts the Wooden Boat Festival each Fall. Another outstanding feature is the Tchefuncte River Lighthouse operated by the Maritime Museum and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. Madisonville is also a short drive from New Orleans across the Causeway and through Mandeville.
As the seat of St. Tammany Parish, Covington is located at the fork of Bogue Flaya and Tchefuncte Rivers. Also located in Covington is the trailhead of Tammany Trace, a 31-mile paved hike & bike trail connecting Mandeville, Abita Springs, Lacombe and Slidell. The historic downtown of Covington abounds with restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and antiques. This charming, walkable district is also home to an array of free concerts, art walks and festivals. A short drive through Mandeville and across the Causeway of Lake Pontchartrain leads you to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and the Big Easy!
Abita Springs
Originally a Choctaw Indian village taking its name from a nearby medicinal spring, Abita Springs is a small town of only 4.5 square miles. Brewing its beer with pure water from Artesian wells, Abita Brewing Company is a focal attraction. Another mainstay is the Abita Springs Opry presenting six concerts annually to preserve Louisiana roots music. The Abita Springs Trailhead Park is part of the 31-mile Tammany Trace hike & bike trail stretching from Covington to Slidell. This park has wonderful features such as the Trailhead Museum, playground and “Splash Pad”. Abita Springs is rich with history and close to New Orleans across the Causeway!
Hammond is the largest city in Tangipahoa Parish with over 20,000 residents and home to Southeastern Louisiana University, which is one of the fastest growing Universities in the Nation. Hammond is also the commercial hub for the parish and conveniently located near the intersection of I-55 and I-12. Known for it’s fine downtown dining, great shopping and beautiful parks Hammond is a wonderful community to call home.
Ponchatoula is the oldest incorporated city in Tangipahoa Parish and home of the popular Strawberry Festival. Ponchatoula earned the title of “America’s Antique City” for its many antique & collectible shops, hand-crafted items, and specialty shops housed in historic buildings. In addition, Ponchatoula has wonderful local restaurants from home-style cooking to casual fine dining. Ponchatoula is conveniently located at the crossroads of interstate I-55 and I-12 less than an hour from New Orleans or Baton Rouge.