Why Live In Mandeville?
The city of Mandeville has over 12,000 residents with plenty more in surrounding neighborhoods just outside the city. Due to fantastic school systems and proximity to the New Orleans metro area, Mandeville has a robust real estate market.
Mandeville Real Estate
There are many great neighborhoods and subdivisions to choose from in Mandeville with homes ranging in age from the late 1800s around the lakefront all the way up to brand new construction. Homes in Mandeville tend to move pretty fast due to the great schools, low crime rate, and close proximity to New Orleans. Homes range in price in Mandeville from below 150,000 up to well in the millions.
Great Schools Drive Real Estate Values
Mandeville’s many blue ribbon public schools is a huge draw for people looking to buy a home on the Northshore. With the cost of private schools in New Orleans being so expensive, the desirability of the Mandeville school system plays a large part in the strong real estate market and the overall demand for Mandeville housing. Mandeville’s public school children wind up as graduates of Mandeville High as a Skipper or Fontainebleau High Bulldog.
Mandeville’s fantastic public school system is a huge draw for families all over southern Louisiana. Virtually all of the north shore public schools are very highly rated and compete favorably with expensive private schools on the south shore.
With private school tuition climbing up to over 10,000 per year in some cases, moving to the north shore to take advantage of fantastic “free” public schools winds up being a wise financial decision for many who are considering relocating.
The city of Mandeville was founded in 1834 by Bernard Xavier de Marigny de Mandeville. As a member of a prominent family in Louisiana, Bernard inherited a fortune which allowed him to purchase 5000 acres where he planned to develop a new town on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Plans for the new town were drawn up by the state surveyor general Louis Bringier and were notarized on January 14, 1834.
The depression of 1837 forced many families to give up their homes and properties in Mandeville. Bernard found himself in a position where he was forced to sell his plantation in 1852, known today as Fontainebleau State Park. The Civil War left the city close to uninhabited until Major F.H. Peck and his troops made Mandeville their temporary home.
By the end of the 19th century the appeal of the lakeshore town began to increase in popularity again. More people from New Orleans and other areas started to populate the town. Steamship ferry service provided by Bernard ended in 1936. The famous Causeway Bridge opened in 1956 providing a direct connection between the north and south shores of the lake.
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