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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 with our handy guide!

Enjoy tranquil and relaxing days of Northshore living in Mandeville.

Outdoor activities in Mandeville

Among all of the Northshore communities, Mandeville is the place for nature lovers. 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 spot for a 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 and is definitely worth experiencing.

Mandeville Trailhead Community Market

In the heart of the city lies the Mandeville Trailhead. This thriving spot is 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. It’s a great place to 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 explore a pond-swamp, a pine-hardwood forest and 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 with a Southern Louisiana flare, it’s 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 lover or a pasta connoisseur, LoLou is your brunch spot. Everything on the menu is rich and flavorful, 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!

Enjoy Northshore Living in 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 this may be true for some private homes and small communities, there are options in Mandeville area that you can be comfortable with without breaking the bank.

Grand Palms Mandeville Apartments, a lovely community offering rennovated apartments with the comfort of Northshore living.

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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