Crossing the 24-mile Causeway Bridge over Lake Pontchartrain is like turning back the hands of time. The frenzy of urban living fades into the background and the modern world gives way to a slower pace, waterfront estates and sturdy live oaks draped with Spanish moss. Only 35 miles north of New Orleans, the community of Mandeville is located in St. Tammany Parish on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Home to approximately 12,500 residents, Mandeville offers a tranquil quality of life due to its location along the shores of the lake and its natural environment—a quality that all residents have come to love and appreciate.
Mandeville was once a retreat for wealthy city dwellers. Cool breezes slip between the historic mansions still standing along prestigious Lakeshore Drive. A modern waterfront community, Mandeville has developed major real estate subdivisions featuring spacious lots and a construction height limitation of 35 feet. Towering pines and a lush canopy of live oaks dominate the landscape, rather than billboards or industrial buildings. Sailboats and yachts are a common sight from the shoreline. Mandeville real estate offerings are diverse, with single-family homes, condominiums and townhouses available in a number of quiet neighborhoods.
Voted a few years ago as one of the top 100 places to Relocate in America, Mandeville is a great place to live on the Northshore. Subdivisions and neighborhoods provide a variety of homes in affordable price ranges, making Mandeville a sought after area for home buyers. Homes for sale in Mandeville are diverse with modern subdivisions and gated housing communities, offering lush landscaping and upscale amenities. The Sanctuary in Mandeville is a great area for those looking for a home near great shopping and just a drive near the freeway. If you are looking for homes near Fontainebleau High School District, Audubon Lakes and Carriage Lane are nice areas. Single-family detached houses in the Mandeville neighborhoods of Beau Chene, Fontainbleau, Meadowbrook and Lewisbury Estates range in sale price from the $120,000s to more than $1.5 million for large estate properties.
Condos and Townhomes Mandeville townhouses and condos for sale are priced from under $100,000 to the mid $400,000 and higher. Brand new condos with views of the golf course and 3 bedrooms are priced in the $300,000s. There are many condos that are steps away from the lake and direct access to Lake Ponchartrain. Many condos and townhouses offer spacious master suites.