Welcome to
Covington!

COVINGTON
St.
Tammany Parish

Nestled between three winding rivers, Covington was long a sleepy, Southern town. However it grew quickly after the 1956 opening of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge, for those looking for a more suburban lifestyle outside of the city. Now bustling with many modern amenities, Covington is perfect for families in search of high quality schools and a safe, sprawling area to call home. With a quaint, historic downtown dating back to 1813, it is one of the region's most charming Southern cities.


Affordability
The Covington housing market is experiencing a mini-boom in what had previously been considered a stagnant section of St. Tammany Parish. Drawing in buyers through its preservation of historic homes and buildings, Covington has also modernized its infrastructure. Outside the picturesque and well maintained historic district, Covington also features newer subdivisions such as the blossoming Oak Valley subdivision with its 295 home sites.

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Arts & Culture

The City of Covington Office of Cultural Arts and Events is dedicated to providing residents and visitors with plenty of entertainment options while showcasing local talents in the cultural hub of downtown Covington.

Fort Isabel Gallery features traditional and contemporary collections by local artists, perfect for the casual viewer or the serious collector. In early November, one can enjoy the area's best music and art during the Three Rivers Art Festival. Also popular are the Columbia Street Block Parties and the Rockin' The Rails concerts at the Covington Trailhead. If you're looking for something at a little slower pace, Pontchartrain Vineyards hosts seasonal concerts on their picturesque property.


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Nightlife
As a family-centered community, Covington isn't known for its nightlife; however, there are a handful of bars in the area, including Winos & Tacos, Columbia Street Tap Room, and The Chimes, a full-service restaurant and pub where diners enjoy munching on chicken wings or raw oysters and sampling their impressive selection of beers. Also popular is Keith and Nealy's Lola Restaurant, a seafood haven that serves fresh food from the acclaimed Louisiana King and Queen of Seafood of 2012.

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Recreation
Covington has ample green spaces and parks where kids play soccer, basketball, baseball and football. There's also the Insta-Gator Hatchery, where kids can safely hold, feed, and hatch alligators year round. If that's a little too intense for locals, many like to book a tee time at the Tchefuncte or Covington country clubs, suitable for all levels of golfers. Recreation on the water is especially popular as well, with bayous running through many neighborhoods and connecting to Lake Pontchartrain or larger river systems.

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Safety
Like so many of the more suburban communities in St. Tammany Parish, Covington is supported by a sense of community and an active Neighborhood Watch program. Working with the Covington Police these groups help reduce risk and prevent crime.

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Schools
St. Paul's School is Lasallian, private, all-boys school serving grades eight through twelve in Covington. St. Paul's touts a record of academic excellence and is known for its robust athletics program as well. St. Paul's sister campus, the all-girls St. Scholastica Academy (SSA), is also a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Covington's public schools are well-regarded throughout the state, and a healthy rivalry exists between the Mandeville and Covington schools in athletics.

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Walkability
Covington is a close knit suburban community, but most errands do require a car. One can go to DéMurs for tea, or walk to Acquistapace's for groceries. Not too far from either business is Bear's Restaurant where you can treat yourself to one of the best po-boys on the Northshore.

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