Located across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans, the city of Mandeville, La., is 35 miles from The Big Easy and 71 miles east of Baton Rouge. Mandeville's natural beauty and Southern lifestyle make it an ideal community for families of all shapes and sizes. Home to about 11,500 people, Mandeville maintains a small-town atmosphere that delights its many residents. Thanks to its many attributes, the town's population has increased dramatically in recent years. According to City-Data, Mandeville's population grew by more than 10 percent between 2000 and 2010. Those searching for Mandeville apartments for rent will be delighted to discover this Louisiana community.
Mandeville is known as the oldest settlement in St. Tammany Parish. The area's high quality of life and many amenities make it an ideal destination for families and singles alike. Lake Pontchartrain offers swimming, boating and other recreational activities, while the area's Southern landscape provides a beautiful backdrop for a thriving bird population. Restaurants and entertainment venues provide a sense of activity in this small town, and a quick drive across the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway will land residents in exciting New Orleans.
Mandeville is home to a thriving employment hub. According to City-Data, more than 2,300 workers commute into the town each day. The mean travel time to work for local residents is 33.1. In certain parts of town - especially in Mandeville's downtown district - residents can even forgo their cars and walk to and from work. According to Walkscore.com, Mandeville is "Somewhat Walkable" and has a walk score of 68 out of 100.
In addition to the many recreational opportunities at Lake Pontchartrain, Mandeville is home to numerous other natural attractions. Fairview-Riverside State Park is located in town, and allows for endless hours of outdoor activity. This park features historic structures like the Otis House in combination with breathtaking natural scenery. Those searching for Mandeville rentals will also want to check out the Northlake Nature Center, which is situated on 400 acres of mature forest, a march, an active beaver pond and a "Secret Garden."
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