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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. 


Always Changing

At 1st Lake Properties, one of our primary goals is to make apartment living a pleasant and worry-free experience for our residents. We are strongly committed to customer service for our most important customers, our residents.

As part of our customer service commitment to you, our residents, we are constantly updating our communities. Here is just a partial list of the work we have done recently and work that is ongoing.

Our Completed Projects

Lemon Tree Apartments: We have modernized each apartment with new washers and dryers for your convenience. The new exterior siding, roofs, pool deck, landscaping, and signage create a bright new look for the community.

Lost Bayou Apartments: Wow, doesn’t the community look just wonderful with new siding, roofs, pool deck, landscaping and signage? And how about those new washers, dryers, and sun-rooms in each apartment, really worth the rate!

Flowergate Apartments: We have really spruced up the community with extensive landscaping and major exterior updates. Don’t they look great?

Fox Run Apartments: We know you like our new exteriors, exterior lighting, landscaping, more parking and new signage.

The Gallery Apartments: Just take a look at the exterior. Renovations are complete with fresh paint, carpentry and more, don’t they sparkle?

Millstream Apartments: Don’t you just love the significant exterior improvements that we’ve made. Wait until you see the new railings and panels.

Citrus Creek East and Citrus Creek West: We have put in new landscaping to give the communities
a nice, fresh look.

Northbridge and Lanai Apartments: We have completely refurbished each apartment. They just look great with new cabinets, countertops, appliances, washers and dryers. The exteriors have taken on a whole new look too, with new cobble stone pool decking, new landscaping and a new pool surface at Lanai.

Sugar Mill East and Sugar Mill West Apartment Homes: We’ve enclosed the balconies, added more parking, and have given the community a new look with not just a paint but new signage, a new office, a new pool area and new landscaping.

In Progress

Crossroads Apartments: Your community will soon look even better with enclosed balconies, more parking, exterior renovations, new signage, a new office, new pool areas, and new landscaping.

Frenchman’s Creek Apartments: We are always working to make your apartment living better. In fact, we’re completing new carpentry, painting, landscaping, pool and deck work. We know you will enjoy your new washers, dryers and sunrooms.

Spring Brook Apartments in Baton Rouge: We are doing extensive work to improve your community. We painted the exterior within the past few months for a fresh new, eye-pleasing look. We are currently in the process of renovating our office and clubroom and are completely overhauling the fitness center with new equipment to be installed soon. Future plans include additional landscaping and parking lot refurbishing.

Willowood Apartments: We have just started working on new roofs.

Premises Apartments: We only have a few finishing touches left and it is truly a community transformed! The exterior looks totally different with all patios and balconies closed in. Residents are enjoying the extra square footage of the sunroom and love the convenience of the washer and dryer.

Turtle Creek Apartments: We are working on the exteriors to capture the signature look of 1st Lake Apartments, something we know our residents enjoy.

The Breakers Apartments: We are currently working on major exterior improvements to improve your community, with new painting and wood replacement complete. Don’t you like the new gazebo and lighting? The new irrigation system will be up and running soon and we are scheduling new landscaping and new parking improvements.

As you can see by this extensive list, our investment in resident satisfaction is significant but we won’t stop here. We don’t just rent apartments; we help our residents build satisfaction in their housing and lifestyle choices.

If you have any ideas on how we can improve our properties even further, please let us know. Your feedback is important.