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Abita Springs!

ABITA SPRINGS
St. Tammany Parish

Originally a Choctaw village, Abita Springs is a quiet, eclectic town known for lush greenery and friendly residents. Regionally famous as the home of Abita Brewing Company, it's a popular destination for its brewery tours and tastings. The beer is brewed from the mineral water pumped from the springs which give the town its name. As a perfect complement to the brewery, Abita Springs is well served by bike trails and sidewalks which access the beautifully landscaped town center.

Affordability
Abita Springs is particularly attractive to families looking to escape the bustle of urban life or to older families looking to downsize. It's a community-oriented town, which is part of the reason why so many people affectionately call it 'home'. It has all the trappings of small town life, and you needn't travel far to experience it-- Abita Springs lies less than an hour from New Orleans across Lake Pontchartrain.

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Arts & Culture
Abita Springs features numerous venues that show off local artistry, from its entirely volunteer-staffed Trailhead Museum to its series of music concerts held six times per year at the intimate town hall by the Abita Opry. This year, the Abita Springs Museum and the Abita Opry came together to host the 4th annual Louisiana Busker Music Festival, one of the most well attended outdoor events in Abita Springs, which includes live music, great food, drinks, and an arts and crafts village with works by regional artists.

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Nightlife
This town isn't known for its boisterous nightlife, but one of the most popular gathering places is the Abita Brew Pub, home to the famous Abita Brewing Company. Sample almost any one of Abita's beers, ales, or root beers at the tasting bar, or gaze out at the Tammany Trace hiking trail from one of the two dining rooms.

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Recreation
If you're looking for some outdoor fun, visit Abita Springs Park, which features the Tammany Trace, a 31-mile-long bike path winding about the Abita River. Fun experiences await kids in Abita Springs, too. Many locals take their kids to the playground that was built by hundreds of volunteers working with the non-profit Friends of the Park. Another popular activity for children is playing in the water jets of the Splash Pad in the plaza near the UMC Museum.

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Safety
The town of Abita Springs has a strong sense of community amongst its residents. The town boasts an active neighborhood watch program that coordinates with the Sheriff's Office at quarterly meetings. Abita Springs is a very safe town with a crime index 79% lower than the Louisiana average.

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Schools
Students travel from Abita Springs to Fontainebleau High School in Mandeville, which lives up to its slogan, Optimum Optimorium, "the best of the best," with its standards of academic excellence. Fontainbleau is among the top public high schools in the state, consistently scores above local, state, and national averages in standardized tests, and has been featured in Business Week's feature of 'America's Best High Schools'. The Bulldogs also excel in 5A, Division I athletics, boasting state championships in volleyball, baseball, and girls soccer since the school was founded in 1994.

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Walkability
Abita Springs is somewhat walkable, however, it is not overly urban, and some community assets are only accessible by car. There are a host of bakeries and restaurants in the town center that are easy to walk to and are extremely family friendly.

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