A diverse selection of Covington real estate is available for those who desire an area that hasn’t lost that ‘small town’ feel. Covington was named in honor of the War of 1812 hero General Leonard Covington. It was during the late 20th century that Covington became a popular place for those who worked in New Orleans to live. This is still one of the main reasons people flock to St. Tammany Parish today. As of 2009, Covington’s population is 9,224.
Covington is a community that enjoys a rich arts and cultural venue. With Lake Pontchartrain nearby, there are many water sports from which to choose. Fishing, swimming, boating as well as golfing, concerts and art shows allow several options. The Final Friday Block Party is a perfect example of this. Attendees walk through historic Downtown Covington and enjoy live music, art, food and beverages. The block party is held the last Friday of every month March through October.
Covington is a place that prides itself on community. The selection of Covington homes for sale is great. There are many types of homes including Victorian architecture reminiscent of the old South, expansive plantation homes and ranch style homes. The commercial districts throughout the city provide perfect opportunities for starting a business. The proximity to New Orleans offers even more varied choices when it comes to recreation as well as employment.
For the equestrian who is looking for Covington real estate, farms with barns and indoor riding arenas are available. Many even include a caretaker’s cottage and plenty of acreage for riding. This is a community that can provide typically any type of property that is desired for singles, retirees, families and professionals.
As a city within St. Tammany Parish, Covington is served by the St. Tammany Parish School District. Also, the 22nd Judicial District Court of Louisiana representing St. Tammany Parish is located in Covington. The city also has a wide selection of shops and restaurants available. The excellent public schools, business opportunities, beautiful neighborhoods and relaxed atmosphere are what make Covington real estate an attractive choice when relocating.