Conveniently located between I-12, I-10 and I-59, Slidell real estate is close to everything. Situated on the northeast side of Lake Pontchartrain, Slidell makes for a quick commute to both New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. As of the 1999 census, Slidell has a population of about 32,000.
Slidell was founded in 1882 during construction of the New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad. The city was named in honor of John Slidell, who was a politician and Confederate Ambassador to France. In the 1960s NASA opened their Computer Center in Slidell, the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and John C. Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, MS. This greatly increased Slidell’s population, which led to the city being the largest suburb on the North Shore.
The Slidell Amtrak Station, which connects passengers to New Orleans, New York City, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Birmingham, is located on Front St. in Olde Town Slidell. It faces Heritage Park, a popular landmark in the city. Heritage Park has a waterfront view complete with a boat launch, walking trail, playground and outdoor stage for weekend concerts.
In addition to Heritage Park, residents of Slidell also enjoy many recreational activities such as community festivals, alligator swamp tours, boating, fishing on the new Twin Spans pier and shopping at North Shore Square Mall, the only regional mall that offers five anchor stores in addition to specialty shops.
Slidell is part of the St. Tammany Parish School District, and has three great public school options that excel both academically and in sports: Salmen High School, Northshore High School and Slidell High School.
Whether it’s getting ice cream at the Olde Town Soda Shop, dining at one of the many fabulous restaurants or enjoying the night life, there is definitely something for everyone in Slidell. This community is a great place for all ages, as well as families and singles. Slidell real estate is a great option for every home buyer.