Tammany, Tangi & Washington
The southeastern area of the state known as the northshore, along the northern edge of Lake Pontchartrain within an hour’s drive from New Orleans, is composed of St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes. Offering a distinctive combination of cosmopolitan sophistication and country charm that reflects the state’s diversity, northshore cities, towns and villages have much to offer residents and visitors alike.
St. Tammany Parish
St. Tammany is one of the fastest-growing parishes in Louisiana. It's close to New Orleans, transportation accessibility, low business costs, availability of labor, superb school system, low crime rate and first-rate medical facilities are just some of the many reasons for the area’s rapid development.
St. Tammany’s thick pine forests, scenic rivers, lakes and cypress swamps create an outdoor playground. Approximately 14 percent of the parish’s total land area, are designated as public land, with two state parks, two national wildlife refuges and a wildlife management area. The Tammany Trace offers a 31-mile recreational corridor for pedestrians, bicycles, equestrians, rollerbladers and joggers.
The St. Tammany Parish school system is one of the best in the country and has been named one of the top 100 school systems within the nation’s major metropolitan areas by Money magazine. On the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, parish schools consistently averaged scores above the national norm at every grade level and in all subject areas. Students scored above the state and national averages on the American College Test. And if private schools are the choice for your family, the options are diverse and offer exceptional quality and value.
St. Tammany Parish offers many public and private medical facilities that provide a wide array of services, state-of-the-art equipment, qualified personnel and specialized medical practitioners. There are three public hospitals and a variety of private medical providers. In addition, the parish has numerous resources focused on its senior residents.