This week’s retirement location is Mandeville, LA. The city is located right across the water from New Orleans on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain.
New Orleans Naval Air Station is located 48 miles south of town, and the US Coast guard base is 25 miles South; those bases give you access to a military treatment facility, commissary, and exchange. The Naval Air Station also has a Space-A terminal.
Mandeville is a quiet suburban town in St. Tammany Parish, not far from the vibrant and historic city of New Orleans.
The city’s proximity to Lake Pontchartrain opens up easy access to outdoor activities like hiking on nature trails. Fontainebleau State Park is an excellent place to bike, boat, or enjoy the beach. Northshore lakefront has many trailheads, an amphitheater, a kids splash pad, and a local history museum.
Northlake Nature Center hosts an annual Spring BirdFest, teaching about the busiest coastlines for avian life globally!
Mandeville, LA, offers shopping and excellent restaurants. In addition, the proximity to New Orleans opens many more opportunities. The Superdome frequently hosts NCAA tournament games and college football playoffs. The multipurpose stadium also hosts the Essence Festival and Monster Truck competitions.
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