St. Tammany Parish, located just North of Lake Pontchartrain is a fast growing, densely populated parish. After Hurricane Katrina, St. Tammany saw an immense uptick in population growth and the infrastructure is still trying to catch up. With an estimated population close to 245,000 people, most of the residents are near the largest cities in the Parish. The cities of Slidell, Mandeville and Covington account for most of the population of the parish and attract many of the residents and visitors alike. These cities have so much to offer in way of entertainment, shopping, restaurants and schools. St. Tammany schools rank pretty high in the state for their test scores. The question you need to ask yourself is which of the wonderful cities in St. Tammany parish is the best choice for you and your family. St. Tammany Parish has a city that can satisfy any needs you may have. If you love living in a large city where you are close to any amenity you could ever need, then Covington and Mandeville would definitely be your top choices. Most of the cities in St. Tammany give you easy access to New Orleans as well. Interstates and the causeway bridge give easy access to residents who choose to live on the North shore away from the city of New Orleans and possibly a little higher in elevation in case of another storm. You can click on each of the cities to get a better understanding but we will try to name a few key interests in each of the major cities in St. Tammany Parish.

Covington– Covington contains a downtown that is holding on to its historical value and holds several highly attended events including festivals and car shows. Covington also has many restaurants, a trailhead on the St. Tammany Trace scenic bike trail, and even two breweries.
Mandeville- Mandeville, like Covington, has a trailhead on the trace, restaurants on the lakefront, and recreational areas. Mandeville has lots of lakefront which gives you access to homes with boat slips or near marinas and beautiful scenery. Fishing, riding , walk, jogging, you name it and you can do it here in Mandeville.
Slidell– Slidell, the largest city in the parish, has one of the more popular fishing areas on the North shore of Lake Pontchartrain with places like the Rigolets that have gained popularity and attract visitors from other parishes as well. Slidell also has lake front subdivisions like Eden Isles and a few others that can serve as a second home or vacation spot.
Abita Springs– Mostly known for the name of the bottled water company, Abita Springs has grown popular from the Abita Brewery located there. You can enjoy a beer brewed right here in Abita Springs almost anywhere in the country. Like other cities in the parish, it too has a trailhead there and allows people riding or walking on the trace to stop in and visit the brewery or play in the park.
Madisonville– Small and tucked away on the lake shore is the beautiful town of Madisonville. The town may not be large but it contains many wonderful sights and things to do. Every year the wooden boat festival attracts many visitors and the old lighthouse constructed in 1837 is a sight to see as well.
These locations have so much to offer and words can barely describe the atmosphere of St. Tammany Parish. With all that it has to offer, St. Tammany Parish is one of the leading parishes in growth post hurricane Katrina. Many road improvements and other infrastructure improvements are paving the way for St. Tammany to grow even larger and accommodate all of the residents who recognize the many positive attributes of the cities located there. If you would like to visit home in St. Tammany Parish, please take a look at our listings and call us so we can show you some that we feel best suit your needs. Our team has plenty of knowledge of the area and exactly which locations offer the services near and dear to your family.  Your HOME team is dedicated to finding the perfect place for you and will work with you from the very beginning to well after the process is complete and you have been in your home for a while getting settled.

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