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Embrace Your Dream Lifestyle on the North Shore!

Tucked along the sparkling coast of Lake Pontchartrain, the North Shore offers an unparalleled lifestyle that you won't find anywhere else. This charming district is home to Covington, Slidell, Mandeville, and Madisonville—and there's no better place to call home. 

Some of the biggest draws to this rapidly-growing community include its top-rated school district, beautiful pine forest, excellent restaurants and shopping centers, and homes that are larger and more affordable than the properties to the south. Although you'll be a little further from the New Orleans city center, the privacy and serenity are well worth it.

Ready to make your move to the North Shore? This one-of-a-kind district is one of the best-kept secrets in Metro New Orleans, but we're pulling back the curtain to show how how great life can be on the banks of Lake Pontchartrain.

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The History

Although the North Shore is just now becoming a popular choice for buyers, its rich history dates back hundreds of years. Native Americans were the first settlers of this area, which later became known at St. Tammany Parish. The area was also put on the map in 1956 when it became the site of the world's largest over-water bridge: the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.   

The Culture

European, Creole, Cajun, and African Americans cultures all continue to thrive on the North Shore. Despite being a little further from New Orleans, the area has its fair share of top-notch cuisine, historic destinations, and unique touches that make it a fantastic community. You can explore some of the North Shore's history and culture at spots like Otis House and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum.

The Neighborhoods

Searching for a new place to call home? Look no further than the communities of the North Shore. Each neighborhood has its own special flair, but the area as a whole is home to endless green space, waterfront views, and tons of shopping and dining. Slidell is a popular choice for luxury buyers, and Covington offers a blend of small town life and city excitement. Don't forget about Mandeville and Madisonville, too!

The Location

The North Shore might be a little further away from the Big Easy, but that doesn't mean it isn't convenient. It's still a short to commute to the city center when you take the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, which spans 24 miles across the lake. Typically, it takes around 38 minutes to get to Nola and 45 minutes to get to Metairie—but those lakeside views make it totally worth it. 

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Shopping

Whether you're just running some errands or want to shop the day away, you won't have to wander far from home when you live on the North Shore. Here, there are plenty of shopping centers, malls, and locally-owned businesses to choose from. Don't forget to check out historic Olde Towne Slidell, which features antiques, clothing shops, and so much more. Fremaux Town Center and Pinnacle Nord du Lac Shopping Center are other popular choices.

Dining

Bring on the gumbo, andouille, and local eats—the North Shore has some of the best cuisine in the area. If you're looking to embrace our unique culinary scene, there are a few spots you just have to try. Copeland's is a local favorite that serves up from-scratch classics, and Orlando's Seafood offers a laid-back atmosphere with Cajun bites. On the hunt for a great cut of steak? Gallagher's Grill is the place to be.

Getting Around

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is a 24-mile bridge that connects the North Shore with the south—and it's easy to commute to New Orleans. Public transportation options includes the STAR Transit System, which operates throughout St. Tammany Parish. Their urban and rural transportation provides curb-to-curb service on a call-in basis, and fares are free for registered seniors.

Your Dream Home is Waiting...

The North Shore is a coastal community unlike any other, and so many buyers are vying for a home of their own. Ready to make a move? Let the Nugent Freeland Team help you navigate every step of the buying process—we can't wait to lend you our expertise. If you're looking for more info, check out our North Shore buying guide or give us a call so we can chat!

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