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St. James Parish

Truly a small, Southern village, Convent is located upriver from metropolitan New Orleans. St. Michael the Archangel Church is a regional landmark, with Louisiana's largest pipe organ. With little crime, it offers easy access to outdoor activities and amenities at local country clubs.

The homes in Convent are very affordable for people who wish to call the town home. Most homes are available for under $200,000, but what is even more popular in the area is buying land to build on.

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Arts & Culture
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church holds the oldest pipe organ of record in Louisiana, and the church hosts an annual fall festival that brings together the community to make food, listen to music, and run in a 5K Twilight run.

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Convent is a pretty quiet town. There are a few restaurants serving local cuisine, including Hymel's Seafood Restaurant, which serves up local crawfish, shrimp and gulf fish to locals and visitors alike.

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Not too far from Convent is the Cypress Lakes Country Club at Ormond, which has golf, tennis, swimming, dining room, plus a bar and grill. Residents of the town also enjoy visiting the East Bank Bridge Park, with its baseball and softball fields, a walking/running/biking track, and pet-friendly areas.

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Convent is a small town with little crime. The St. James police force monitors the area, and there is an active community watch in town as well.

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Children of Convent residents attend school in the St. James Public School system, which is known for its college-prep curriculum and its excellent athletics programs. Some schools that are popular with residents are Romeville Elementary School, the St. James Parish Headstart School, and St. James Parish High School.

St. James Parish High School was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best high schools in the country.

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A car is necessary to live in Convent. While there are many beautiful areas to walk around the town, residents rely on cars to get to shopping, groceries, and restaurants.

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