1st Lake Apartments Spotlight: Boardwalk

If you like serenity and convenience, the Boardwalk apartments in Metairie, Louisiana might be just what you’re looking for. This intimate community made up of 112 studio, one and two bedroom apartments is centrally located in Metairie between the premier shopping and entertainment of Cleary and Clearview.

As with all 1st Lake apartments, the landscaping at Boardwalk is pristine, it’s pet-friendly and comes equipped with state of the art amenities. Sun rooms and flex spaces are available in select rooms and are convertible as extra living or office space.

The Boardwalk location is hard to beat. It’s near plenty of shopping, including Lakeside Shopping Center, the AMC Clearview Palace movie theater and is just a short drive to all the activity of New Orleans and relaxation and recreation of the North Shore. The surrounding Metairie neighborhood also offers plenty of great dining options.

Some highlights found in the Boardwalk area:

Food – Tandoori Chicken, Milano’s Pizza, Parran’s Po-boys, Pho Orchid

Grocery shopping – Rouses, Breaux Mart, Sam’s Club

Schools – St. Benilde School, Archbishop Rummel High School, Bridgedale Elementary School

Parks – Ney Rey Park, Green Acres Park, Zephyr Field, Lafreniere Park

Check back regularly for great deals and property specials offered daily on available Metairie apartments for rent.

Grand Opening: Brewster Commons Apartments in Covington LA

1st Lake Properties celebrates the grand opening of Brewster Commons apartments in Covington with an exciting array of giveaways for leasers. Starting on Friday, April 20th, leasers and anyone who tours the grounds will be eligible for the fabulous prizes.

Before we get to what you could snag by becoming part of Brewster Commons, here’s a little bit of background info on the Northshore’s newest luxury apartment complex. Brewster Commons is located in the River Chase subdivision, in close proximity to downtown Covington. There are a variety of floor plans to choose from based on how many bedrooms or square feet you require. Brewster Commons units are available in one, two or three bedrooms.

The state of the art interiors all have modern features including energy saving appliances from washers and dryers to self-cleaning ovens to refrigerators complete with ice makers. The amenities might just be the best part – because who doesn’t like extras? Brewster Commons affords the best in safety and convenience for its tenants, including a community access gate, garages, alarm systems and free wi-fi. Other leisure amenities include a resort style swimming pool, hot tub, massive sun deck, 24 hour fitness center and a Wii and yoga room.

Enough of all the extraneous details. Okay, well not extraneous, but on to the prizes you could win by leasing an apartment in Brewster Commons. The first 50 leases go into a drawing for six months of free rent. Anyone who leases from April 20 through May 27 and moves in before June 1 will have a TV installed in their kitchen. In addition to these incentives, anyone who leases now will receive $100 off their monthly rent for 12 months. Both seven and 18 month rents will also be offered.

Not only leasers, but anyone who just takes a tour of the premises will be entered in daily drawings for prizes up to $100 in value. So with the great features, convenience and amenities of Brewster Commons and all the lagniappe offered for just becoming part of the community, there’s no reason not to.

The Newest Must Have Address On The New Orleans Northshore

1st Lake Properties is opening a brand new apartment community on the Northshore this fall! Brewster Commons will be located in River Chase, which is a new and upcoming subdivision of Covington. Brewster Commons will feature all the comfort and luxury you’ve come to know and expect from 1st Lake Properties to the Northshore! There will be multiple floorplans available for reservation at Brewster Commons, including 1, 2, and 3 bedroom luxury apartment homes with garages that feature extra large doors and carports as well.

Brewster Commons will feature 240 apartment homes, with pre-leasing beginning on-site in July! Once you pre-lease your new apartment home, expect to make it your own in the Fall of 2011. Located in beautiful Covington at 16309 East Brewster Road, behind Target, off of I-12 at River Chase, Brewster Commons will feature many amenities that will make you feel right at home! Once you drive through the private gated entrance, the modern conveniences and stylish accompaniments will let you know you’ve come to the right place.

All interiors of Brewster Commons will include the very latest in energy saving appliances to keep your bills low and efficiency at its peak. These appliances include full size washers and dryers, self cleaning ovens, microwaves, and refrigerators with ice makers! Beyond the functionality and energy savings you can expect in your kitchen, the beauty that accompanies it will be quite impressive. You and your guests will dine on granite countertops and wood finish flooring, with stainless appliances. Outside of the kitchen, the apartment homes at Brewster Commons will have coordinated color schemes and wood faux blinds to accentuate your new living space. Personal Intrusion Alarm systems will also be in your apartment home at Brewster Commons.

Beyond the comfort of your new home, you will find many ways to unwind available to you on-site at Brewster Commons. Relax after a hard day’s work at the pool, which is equipped with a bubbling hot tub and a tanning deck for your convenience. If you’d rather unwind with a nice workout, the Brewster Commons fitness center will include the latest in gym equipment, complete with treadmills, ellipticals, excersise bikes, and a Catalina gym! Outside of the rental center’s work-out facility, there will also be a fully functional Wii and yoga room as well as a mail room. As with all 1st Lake Properties, you will also have the ease of on-site management and maintenance.

The Northshore just got a little cozier! Brewster Commons, opening this fall, will be a great place to live, work, and play. Lush landscaping, a relaxing pool, fitness and entertainment centers, modern design and appliances! You can follow the development of this exciting new community and pre-reserve your new Brewster Commons apartment home by contacting the property toll free at: 1-855-257-BREW. Give Brewster Commons a call today, and find your new home on the beautiful Northshore!

Northshore Living: Making Mandeville Home

Louisiana’s Northshore is full of unique and beautiful communities nestled away from the fast-paced lifestyle of the city.

Mandeville is located in St. Tammany Parish right on Lake Ponchartrain. Explore its beautiful homes, views, parks and restaurants.


Outdoor activities in Mandeville

Among all of the Northshore communities, Mandeville is the place for nature lover’s.  Mandeville is famous for its community involvement and abundance of outdoor activities. If you love the outdoors, Mandeville is the place for you.

Fontainebleau State Park

This 2,800 acre park follows the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain. A perfect family outing, Fontainebleau offers a small beach for swimming and sunbathing, bike and nature trails, campgrounds and more! Have a family barbecue or set up camp and stay the weekend. Fontainbleau is one of Mandeville’s most impressive attractions.

Tammany Trace

Once a railroad track, Tammany Trace is now a 31-mile paved nature trail unifying the Northshore. Tammany Trace is frequented by bikers, bladers and hikers alike. Both a tourist attraction and a local favorite, Tammany Trace has transformed the Mandeville experience.

Mandeville Trailhead Community Market

In the heart of the city lies the Mandeville Trailhead where you’ll find the weekly community market, amphitheater, and the Tammany Trace historical, environmental, and cultural interpretive center. The Trailhead is also host to a variety of special community events including a live concert series on Fridays – just pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and gather your family and friends!

North Lake Nature Center

This 400 acre center provides an unparalleled nature experience. As a visitor, you can experience a pond-swamp, a pine-hardwood forest or a hardwood forest. The cypress swamp area is home to several beavers and you can see their dams from the boardwalks!

Mandeville restaurants


Nuvolari’s is a local favorite. Known for an Italian menu wtih a Southern Louisiana flare, Nuvolari’s is a great place to celebrate a life event or just grab drinks with some friends.

Rusty Pelican

Rusty Pelican is a no-frills eating establishment. Dine on anything from salads and burgers to a crab cake basket! One thing’s for sure, you won’t be disappointed.


LaLou has a little something for everybody. Whether you’re an eggs Benedict junkie or a pasta connoisseur, LoLou is your brunch spot. Everything on the menu is rich and flavor and culture and you’ll love the atmosphere of this Old Mandeville gem!

Liz’s Where Ya’t Diner

Owned by a born-and-raised New Orleanian, Liz’s Where Ya’t Diner has a New Orleans feel in a tranquil environment. This is quite possibly the best breakfast in town!

Move to Mandeville

More and more, individuals are being drawn to the Mandeville area, but may feel there aren’t homes available at a reasonable cost. While, for many of the private homes and small communities, this may be true, there are options in Mandeville area that you can be comfortable with, without breaking the bank.

Grand Palms Mandeville Apartments

Consider a community like Grand Palms. Grand Palms is just minutes from the Mandeville Trailhead and offers two swimming pools, a covered picnic area and a playground for the best price on the Northshore. In keeping with the Mandeville appeal, this community has been newly renovated and features 1 and 2 bedroom rentals in a variety of unique and spacious floor plans.

Grand Palms is located near interstate 12 and the Causeway Toll Plaza, making this incredible community just minutes from Metairie and only 30 minutes from Downtown New Orleans where you’ll find a variety of additional shopping, dining and nightlife!

Move in today for as little as $125, and lock in our low prices with a 15 month lease! Call today for more information 888-822-9332.

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Northshore New Orleans: Our Guide To Living In Slidell

Slidell, Louisiana is a city rich with culture and more than 100 years of hometown history, just a short, scenic drive from downtown New Orleans. Just a short thirty minute drive from New Orleans, Slidell is located within a breathtaking tract of Louisiana known as the Ozone Belt. This name refers to the special mix of salty sea air and pine scented breezes mingling in the area. This special air was thought by some Native Americans to have restorative powers.

Slidell is home to a host of festive annual events, including the Slidell Heritage Festival held each July 4 and the Olde Towne Slidell Spring Street Fair held in April. Slidell’s Heritage Park even hosts an annual Christmas under the Stars celebration, a holiday spectacular featuring lights, cheer, gingerbread, even a miniature train village!

Slidell’s iconic DuBuisson Gallery, a popular spot for events held throughout the year, gets into the holiday spirit, too. This year, through December 23, DuBuisson Gallery is hosting a holiday market, which is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. An added bonus, shoppers can stop by the famous City of Slidell Train Display, which will be open for viewing through January 8 of next year.

In addition to being the setting of year-round festivities such as the aforementioned, Slidell is prospering in the face of grim national financial figures. The cost of living in Slidell is nearly 10 percent below the national average, according to Yahoo! Real Estate. While recent job growth is low, 1.5 percent, future job growth is projected to reach 26 percent. Slidell’s unemployment rate, 4.5 percent, is well below the national average, which has hovered around 10 percent nationally for more than a year.

The same source reports Slidell’s population at nearly 30,000 and growing. The median age of residents is 37 and the median income of 50,000 on average. The city also reports a pupil to teacher ratio of 12 to one. Combined, these figures show Slidell as an ideal settling place for young families with children.

There are more facts about this captivating city, visit the official city of Slidell web site. Visitors can also call the Department of Cultural & Public Affairs at (985) 646-4375 to learn more about Slidell.

Searching for an apartment in Slidell? Check out our Audubon Gates apartment community, located in the heart of Slidell. 

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