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St. Tammany Parish

With a bucolic, country atmosphere, Bush attracts those who enjoy scenery and an outdoor lifestyle. Winding creeks and miles of forest provide opportunities for fishing, swimming, horseback riding and bird watching. Affordable homes make Bush an attractive location for young families and retirees searching for small-town living.

With an average home listing under $200,000, and acreage of land available for those who feel a strong pull to the outdoors, Bush is an affordable place to call home.

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Arts & Culture
Bush has a proud musical tradition and several places to see the best in bluegrass, honky tonk, and jazz. Pontchartrain Vineyards was founded in 1991 by winemaker John Seago with the goal of creating quality wines that appeal to the culture, cuisine and sensibilities of Southeast Louisiana. Seago has opened up the vineyard to people who want to see how wine is made in the Deep South. Take a loved one to a wine tasting or go to Jazz'n the Vines, an outdoor, live concert series showcasing local and regional talents.

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Bush's rural charm means that there aren't too many nightlife spots, but there are several restaurants and bars that locals frequent. House of Seafood Buffet is famous in Bush and beyond for its heaps of fresh seafood served up nightly. Restaurants nearby also include Cin-Dy's Sandwich Shop and Hog Heaven Smokehouse.

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Bush has no shortage of recreation opportunities. Hunters, fishermen, birdwatchers, and boat enthusiasts will find plenty to do in the sportsman's haven. Splendor Farms, a 75-acre farm located a quarter mile from the scenic Bogue Chitto River, offers bed & breakfast accommodations, and everything an outdoors-lover could ask for: from horseback riding to hiking, fishing, and canoeing.

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The population of Bush is so tiny (under 5,000 people) that there aren't many crime statistics for the town, but outside of the occasional rural land dispute, the town isn't known for crime being a problem. This a small, rural town that could best be described as 'sleepy.'

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Most kids in Bush commute to school in Covington, which has an excellent public school system and several private schools available. Bush does not have any schools in the town limits, however.

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Bush is sprawled out over many green acres, which means it is also car-dependent and most errands require a car. The most walkable area is around the Memaw Cafe, where people can stroll around town and pick up groceries nearby at the Robert Family Market.

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