Hammond, LA Community Information
Hammond is a historic region to the north of the hustle and bustle of New Orleans, right on the northern shore of Lake Pontchartrain. The community is historically an important center of commerce and transportation and sits just west of Covington and Mandeville.
The area enjoys a number of benefits due to its nature of being both near a major city and situated in a more rural region. Locals and visitors alike can enjoy the pleasures of hunting, fishing, boating, hiking and camping in the nearby swamps and lakes.
As a unique and organically spreading community, the architecture varies throughout the city, which makes the homes for sale diverse and likely to suit almost any need. From restored mansions near the historic downtown area to the cottages and traditional ranch-style homes, there are many classic styles that range from grand to modest, traditional to contemporary. There are also many newly planned communities that are thriving in the open acreage available in Hammond, allowing for impressive open floor plans and lots of green space on large acre plots.
Those who start living in this idyllic town take advantage of the beautiful weather, natural surroundings, and fun community events, like the Annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival.
Hammond, LA on the Map
Hammond, about 13 square miles, is generally mapped from West University Avenue and the Southeastern Louisiana University campus on the north, I-12 on the south, I-55 on the west, and Industrial Park Road and North Coburn Road on the east.
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Four bedroom home in peaceful Villa West Subdivision with large pool - Hammond, LA
Hammond, LA Accessibility
Right at the crossroads of the I-12 and I-55, you can access the city from both New Orleans as well as the rest of Louisiana and neighboring Mississippi. The area is about an hour's commute from New Orleans proper and about 30 minutes west of Downtown Covington and Mandeville. All of West St. Tammany, including Lacombe and Slidell are also within a half hour of Hammond along the I-12 and Highway 190 corridors.
The Hammond Northshore Regional Airport includes a large runway (as a backup to the nearby New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport, which is easily accessed from Hammond through I-55 and I-10 around the west and south side of the lake). A mass transit system, plus major bus and rail lines also traverse Hammond.
Victorian Oaks Subdivision, four bedroom home with guest house - Hammond, LA
Hammond, LA Features
Hammond real estate offers a large selection of choices, from the rustic to the pristine, from historic to remodeled. The area is home to Southeastern Louisiana University and the restored Columbia Theater, built in 1928
Hammond's historic downtown district offers many restored buildings, shops and restaurants, and was one of the first cities in Louisiana to become part of the national renowned preservation program. The area is also known as the Strawberry Capital of America and hosts an annual strawberry festival that's a favorite for families throughout the region.
Also located in Hammond are the Tangipahoa African-American Heritage Museum and a National Guard Unit, providing culture and employment to the area. Locals and visitors alike will enjoy the selection of seafood restaurants, fine dining establishments, shopping centers, and incomparable weather.
Magnolia Crossing Subdivision, four bedroom, traditioonal style home - Hammond, LA
Southeastern Louisiana University - Hammond, LA
Hammond, LA Demographics
- Populaion: 20,000
- Households: 6,500
- Schools: There are more than 50 public and private schools and dozens of independent preschools and child care centers.
- Health Care: The full-service North Oaks Medical Center and Ochsner Health System's Tangipahoa branch serve Hammond residents, and the city is also close to several major, full-service medical institutions, including St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Lakeview Regional Medical Center, the north shore campus of Ochsner Health System, and also many urgent care centers, clinics and medical office complexes throughout St. Tammany, Orleans and Jefferson Parishes.
- Chuches: There are nearly 100 churches of every denomination throughout the city of Hammond.
If you are interested in buying or renting Hammond, LA real estate, consult with the experts at Latter & Blum Inc. Realtors. Also if you would like to put your home up on the market, we are also skilled at selling homes and finding renters. Please contact us if you have any questions or are ready to begin your real estate project.