If a more bucolic setting is your idea of the perfect neighborhood, then the Northshore may be for you. Located approximately 30 minutes north of New Orleans, the Northshore offers the charming areas of Mandeville, Covington, and Madisonville. Homes in these areas include spacious lots and abundant green space. The Northshore also offers highly rated public schools, in addition to 1000s of acres of national wildlife refuge. This once sleepy area has become popular over the past twenty years, and once you get there it’s easy to see why. Downtown Covington offers charming cafes and coffeehouses, interspersed with art galleries and home furnishing stores. Mandeville offers a lively lakefront community with no shortage of walking and biking trails, which make it the perfect place to take in the area’s pastoral landscapes. If outdoor living is your thing, then the Northshore may be your sportsman’s paradise due to its location on the water, making it easy to sail, fish and water ski.