Posted by
Message
JOHNN
LSU Fan
Covington
Member since Nov 2008
3503 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
We unfortunately just moved from Covington but Id move back in a heartbeat. While we had a Covington address, we were in the Madisonville school district. As far as traffic, yes if you live or work anywhere off 190 it sucks. We lived off 1085 about a mile or so away from 1077 (the Madisonville Goodbee exit) so traffic was a breeze to get on 12. If you are looking for kids activities, Coquille Park was at the corner of 1077 and 1085 and thats where alot of the kids football, basketball, soccer, and baseball/softball is played. Theres also a big splash pad and playground there. We would send my two daughters there each summer for camp and they did activities and field trips everyday.

I’ll agree with some of the responses here about Mandeville in that it does seem a bit “uppidy” in certain areas. Very nice clean city, but def a different vibe than madisonville and Covington. Also quite a bit more expensive for what you get in a house. Schools are very good but have a shite ton of kids. That will change though once they build more schools.

Madisonville is a small nice quaint town. The area is growing at a rapid pace though so I teally hope it doesnt lose its relaxed small town charm. The schools are very good, and because of the growth they will be building a high school fairly soon if they havent already.

If you havent found a home yet I actually still have mine for sale. We were one of the only subdivsions along 1085 that didnt flood last year. Flood insurance isnt required since we were just north of I-12 and was under 500 a year for max coverage. The neighborhood has a ton of kids and the familes for the most part are pretty pretty much 30’s to 50’s. If you are looking for a gym, the YMCA is at the round about at 1085 and Ocshner Blvd and there is also Stone Creek on Ocshner Blvd as well. Where we were was great bc it was easy as hell to get to 12, HWY 21, Pinnacle Pkwy, downtown Cov, and the kids schools were about 2 miles away. Best part is that we got to miss all of the traffic thats around 190. Let me know if youd like any other info about the house or the area.
This post was edited on 10/5 at 11:29 pm


Havoc
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2015
2786 posts
 Online 

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
That's good stuff. Add that the Covington city area (down Jancke, etc) is beautiful.

The parish school board has a great site for comparing schools. I'm sure the private schools are excellent as well, hate to ignite that debate, so just to say there are great options all around.

Bad traffic areas I know of area Hwy 22 west going from Mandeville to Madisonville and 190N into Covington before the bridge.

Pro tip, check various map apps around 5-5:30 to see the traffic backups in the area.



Collegedropout
TCU Fan
Alamo Heights
Member since May 2017
2582 posts
 Online 

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
People say the same about where I'm from. I couldn't imagine living in a place that isn't "uppity"


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
Theboot32
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2016
1520 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
quote:

OceanMan


Bruh, you left River Oaks off your list of neighborhoods and I'm not sure I would include beau rivage, has its ups and downs as all older neighborhoods do


Rossberg02
Member since Jun 2016
1306 posts
 Online 

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
I’d recommend the outskirts of Mandeville in a Lacombe or Abita. Outdoorsy areas, small quiet places but still can use the Mandeville schools ie: Monteleone then Lakeshore/Mandeville.


BRgetthenet
USA Fan
N4HGolfBoardMVP
Member since Oct 2011
100726 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
OGS/Lewisburg are great for a small family that likes to walk/ride bikes after work. My wife grew up in Lewisburg and it’s quiet/pretty. We lived there when we moved back until we found a place in CCC. This, to me, is perfect. Covington but in the Mandy school district. Lots of places nearby to shop, quiet, no traffic in the evenings so you can walk/ride bikes, easy access to 12/Causeway, has never flooded or come close to flooding, and well established.



Rossberg02
Member since Jun 2016
1306 posts
 Online 

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
OGS is great! Would recommend!


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Jason9782003
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2007
3170 posts
 Online 

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
Planning on moving to Madisonville next year. I prefer to send my kids to private school. What are some good Catholic schools for KDG to 7th grade. I'm already aware of Hannan for high school.


Armymann50
LSU Fan
Maurepas
Member since Sep 2011
5106 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
Pic of said engineer.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Zephyrius
LSU Fan
Covington, La.
Member since Dec 2004
4374 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
quote:

That's good stuff. Add that the Covington city area (down Jancke, etc) is beautiful.

You'll love this area if you coming from Lafayette.

The only Covington public school issue is Pineview(Jancke area is not in that district)... Pitcher Jr. High is a very good school and my kids transitioned from public to private without issue as far as academic level.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
TD SponsorTD Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
jmon
LSU Fan
Mandeville, LA
Member since Oct 2010
1534 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
Lots of traffic in Covington, north of I12.
School districts best in Mandeville, Madisonville.
Again, traffic congestion if you live anywhere off West approach to Madisonville.
Pelican Park recreation and State Park are east of Mandeville.
Can!t help with Montesssori school choices.
Resident of Mandeville for 22 years now.


memphis tiger
LSU Fan
Memphis, TN
Member since Feb 2006
5887 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
quote:

traffic is murder


Traffic is beyond ridiculous for a population of this size.

I lived in LA for a few years before moving back to Louisiana (now live in the North Shore)

The traffic on 190 and I12 in the evening is as bad as anything I ever saw in Southern California.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
12
Epic Cajun
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Lafayette, LA
Member since Feb 2013
13750 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
I don't have much info, but my wife and I looked at a home in the Greenleaves neighborhood in Mandeville when we were determining where we were going to move. It seemed like a nice walkable neighborhood.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
01
BRgetthenet
USA Fan
N4HGolfBoardMVP
Member since Oct 2011
100726 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
quote:

Can!t help with Montesssori




I can say that the Kinderhouse Montessori in Lewisburg is poorly run. It’s understaffed, has had multiple violations with DOE over the last few years, and even had employees there that had not gone through the mandated background check with LA State Police.

It also isn’t being run as a true Montessori school. They’ve deviated so far from that model it should just be called a daycare. When they fired Miss Julie for complaining about it, then subsequently ran her daughter off, we took our child out.


domesticengineer
Member since Oct 2017
11 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
That seems to be the case everywhere these days, Jim... unfortunately


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
domesticengineer
Member since Oct 2017
11 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
This is what I'm hearing from others as well. Appreciate the help.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
domesticengineer
Member since Oct 2017
11 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
Roadie-I hear you. I used to commute from covington & the shite I saw on the road was horrifying. Woman in her 30s or 40s speeding in the left lane taking a selfie... fml... reason I say away from most sahms


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Hammond Tiger Fan
Vanderbilt Fan
Hammond
Member since Oct 2007
14329 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
quote:

We already have too many people.


This. I suggest moving to Bogalusa
This post was edited on 10/6 at 8:47 am


Hammertime
UNO Fan
Will trade dowsing rod for titties
Member since Jan 2012
38032 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
When I went to SPS, the people from Bogalusa actually did not mind driving in from up there


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Roadkill Gumbo
Covington
Member since Sep 2017
64 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
A lot of people from Washington Parish make the commute to St. Tammany to work, not a whole lot of job opportunities in Bogalusa except for the paper mill. The only thing keeping Bogalusa alive is the paper mill. Most of my family lives there.
This post was edited on 10/6 at 9:42 am


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
first pageprev pagePage 3 of 6next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram