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domesticengineer
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Member since Oct 2017
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Moving to the northshore, need advice
Bullet points to avoid tldr:
-two small kids, 2yrs and another 7mos
-enjoy outdoor activities, parks, concerts, biking, running, etc
I searched, but other threads seemed geared towards couples with older kids. Please link if I missed one.
-pros and cons of Covington vs Madisonville vs Mandeville?
-can you recommend neighborhoods, gym with childcare, Montessori School, elementary schools?
-anything we need to avoid?
Thanks in advance!


WylieTiger
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Member since Nov 2006
6680 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
Tldr


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Cosmo
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glassman's guest house
Member since Oct 2003
83344 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
Subtle brag


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CorkSoaker
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Member since Oct 2008
8097 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
You'll fit right in


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Elleshoe
VCU Fan
Rosy Finch Boyz
Member since Jun 2004
126900 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
Move to Lacombe


GreatLakesTiger24
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Member since May 2012
30464 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
covington and madisonville public schools are very subpar, despite what you might be told on here.


Spankum
LSU Fan
Miss-sippi
Member since Jan 2007
44785 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
in a very short time, your kids will be "older kids"...buy for the future...


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GEAUXT
USA Fan
Member since Nov 2007
22220 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
We already have too many people. Go away.


domesticengineer
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2017
16 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
That's the kind of info I'm looking for! Thanks!


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jimbeam
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University of LSU
Member since Oct 2011
46168 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
I'd suggest Slidell.


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Havoc
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2015
3584 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
Most all the public elementary schools in Mandeville are excellent.

Sitting here and not sure where to begin as far as pros/cons. Depends if you like neighborhoods (old or new, elite upper-middle or somewhere in between), street/block or rural.


Collegedropout
Ole Miss Fan
Alamo Heights
Member since May 2017
3543 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
Mandeville schools


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TomAce
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Jul 2014
74 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
If the sun is up, you'll be sitting in traffic. And if you happen to go over an overpass on 12, you'll come to a complete stop. Oh, and traffic.


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8miles
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slidell
Member since Oct 2005
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re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
Move to the dirty dell. Lots of culture!


CaptChandler
New Orleans Saints Fan
The Burg
Member since Sep 2016
2344 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
quote:

-anything we need to avoid?


Stay away from Mandeville/Covington.

Sliraq is the place to raise a family these days.


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domesticengineer
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2017
16 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
Sorry, I forgot to include that information. We like older, more established, walkable neighborhoods, but not elite. Favorite neighborhood I've ever lived in was in the Saint Streets in Lafayette.


LSUgirl4
LSU Fan
cardinal nation
Member since Sep 2009
37720 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
mandeville. that's even if you decide to go public school. there are plenty of affordable areas that are still within the mandeville school district.

do not move to the dirty dell unless you plan on living in a badass house with a pier and sending your kids to private school.
same goes for madisonville. you can get some serious land and build out there right now. it's growing quickly. also, opt for private schools if in this district.


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birdieman
Alabama Fan
NOLA
Member since Dec 2012
1114 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
My best advice is leave Louisiana.... Give your kids a chance at civilization.


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Jim Rockford
LSU Fan
Member since May 2011
58514 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
Acquaint yourself with the flood maps. Make sure the property you buy is not in a flood zone. Then expect it to flood anyway.


makinskrilla
Houston Astros Fan
Lafayette, LA
Member since Jun 2009
7821 posts

re: Moving to the northshore, need advice
Stay away from the bath salt


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