In the mid-19th century, the only way for visitors to reach Mandeville, Louisiana from New Orleans was to take a steamboat across Lake Pontchartrain – which they did, quite often. Mandeville is the “first city” that is reached once you cross the lake and is considered the oldest inhabited city in St. Tammany Parish. It began as a weekend destination for New Orleanians and eventually turned into a diversified small business and bedroom community. Once the over 24-mile bridge over Lake Pontchartrain (The Causeway) was built, Mandeville began to establish itself as an independent and thriving city.
Today, Mandeville consists of a tightly-filled, 7 square mile city with dozens of retail locations, restaurants, new home subdivisions, and well-established and historical communities and homes. Mandeville has been name numerous times byRelocate America as one of the Top 100 Places to Live. Mandeville offers top rated schools in the state of Louisiana with Blue Ribbon and Five Star Schools, and they were named by Money Magazine as One of the Top 100 School Systems in the Nation’s Major Metropolitan Areas. Mandeville has an extensive medical community with state-of-the-art, upscale health facilities with many smaller specialty clinics from which to choose.
Mandeville has many natural amenities, including a bird sanctuary and offers recreational and historical sites and events as well. After crossing the bridge from New Orleans to Mandeville, the first thing that visitors will notice is the gorgeous live oaks that line the winding, scenic lakefront on Lakeshore Drive. The lakefront is a family-friendly amenity with a bike and jogging/walking path as well as a children’s playground complete with a mini-waterpark. Many warm, sunny days are spent by residents with their kids and pets walking, swimming, or playing music on the lakefront. There is even a gazebo on the lakefront that is used for local festivals and music events.
Even though it is just 7 square miles of property, Mandeville, Louisiana is the home to two historic attractions – The Dew Drop Dance & Social Hall, which is considered the birthplace of jazz on the Northshore where Louis Armstrong performed and The Seven Sisters, the oldest living live oak in the United States. As far as lifestyle, health and education, shopping, dining, entertainment, and historic and natural amenities, Mandeville, Louisiana is an ideal place to relocate or move to buy your home!
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