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Throughout St. Tammany Parish, you will find many new home subdivisions and communities.  The entire area has experienced unprecedented growth in the last 8 years since Hurricane Katrina.  During 2006 and 2007, many displaced people, as well as those people who did not want to rebuild in New Orleans moved from the Southshore moved to the Northshore.  Because of this, there was actually a high demand for housing.  Builders could not build new homes fast enough for home buyers looking and needing to buy real estate in St. Tammany Parish.


The “after-hurricane” rush has slowed, but the demand for houses in St. Tammany Parish with its high-quality schools, exceptional healthcare facilities, and convenient lifestyle keeps builders steadily building new spec / inventory homes as well as new custom and semi-custom homes.  During the Recession, builders in the area were pleasantly surprised to stay busy with requests for new, fully custom homes from some of their customers.  Even with new developers moving into the area and breaking ground on subdivisions with new homes starting in the low $200’s, many long-standing builders still have a steady flow of requests for homes from the $500’s – to the millions.

Home values in St. Tammany Parish, especially on the western side of the parish, tend to trend upwards in price.  Slidell, Louisiana, which is located in East St. Tammany Parish offers new homes for sale starting as low as the $160’s.  Slidell and even some cities in West St. Tammany Parish offer new condos and townhomes for sale starting from the low $120’s – $130’s as well.
New home subdivisions are prevalent on both sides of the parish.  Most popular are 2 master-planned subdivisions, just down the street from each other, 
Bedico Creek Preserve and Terra Bella Village.  Bedico Creek, located in Madisonville, Louisiana, has 6 different neighborhoods within the community with lot prices starting in the $40’s and new home prices starting in the $200’s.  Terra Bella Village is in Covington, LA and offers lots for sale, new homes for sale, and commercial lots / buildings for sale and for lease.


Other new home communities in Covington include Maison du LacNatchez TraceTchefuncta Club EstatesBarkley Parc, Del Sol, Oak AlleyPalm PlazaSavannahsWindstone, Tuscany WestCountrysideLakewood NorthshoreWeston GlenThe Village of Normandy Oaks, and Eagle Landing.  The “suburbs” of Madisonville, which is unincorporated land that is not located in the town center of Madisonville also features 6 new home communities: Autumn CreekWillow BendPalm CourtsVillages at BocageGrand Oaks, and Raiford Oaks.  One almost completed new home neighborhood, Grande Maison, is located in Mandeville, Louisiana.  Money Hill is a golf course, new home community in Abita Springs, LA.

According to the St. Tammany Parish Home Builders Association, there are approximately 260 active builders in St. Tammany Parish.  Many of these builders build 1 – 3 homes per month and some builders only build 2 – 5 homes a year.  Builders in St. Tammany Parish build because they love what they do and are proud of it.  With such a large selection of builders from which to choose, home buyers can ensure that they get exactly the new construction home design in a location in which they would like to live.

Contact Information

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Kim Higgins, Broker/Owner
Realty Executives NOLA
1742 N. Causeway Blvd.
Mandeville LA 70471
Northshore: 985.231.3130
Southshore: 504.564.7676

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Licensed in Louisiana, USA

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