Every New Orleans area neighborhood has a personality of its own. Residents born and raised in one part of town express extreme allegiance to that geographic spot. Lacombe, a rustic bedroom community on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain between Mandeville and Slidell, is no exception. Mention Lacombe and you will hear a wonderful mixture of memories and personal likes.
The city is known for its laid-back appeal, go-to restaurants, woody land and fishing outposts. Lacombe is close enough to the big-city wonders of New Orleans that residents can enjoy the complete cultural calendar there via a quick trip across the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Nearby swamps and lakes also make Lacombe a perfect spot for residents who want to enjoy the pleasures of Louisiana’s hunting, fishing, boating, hiking and camping meccas.
The architecture in Lacombe is equally diverse. Potential homeowners will find restored mansions hidden behind 100-year-old pine, oak and cypress trees as easily as they will find cottages, traditional ranch-style homes and a patchwork of styles from grand to modest, traditional to contemporary. A large selection of vacant land, available for welcome development can also be found throughout Lacombe.
What continues to make Lacombe so unique among New Orleans-area neighborhoods is its close-knit community where the crime rate is especially low, the weather is lovely year-round and where residents take pride in their historic and peaceful surroundings. Lacombe property owners know the value of their part of the north shore and will promote it and defend it as often as possible.
Lacombe, LA - New Orleans, LA on the Map
Lacombe, about 27 square miles, is generally mapped from I-12 on the northeast, Lake Pontchartrain on the south, Joseph Pugh Road and North Pontchartrain Drive on the west, and Transmitter Road and North Tranquility Road on the east.
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Custom built home on the water, just minutes froom Lake Pontchartrain and across from The National Wildlife Refuge - Lacombe, LA
How To Get To and From Lacombe, LA
Lacombe, just north of Lake Pontchartrain, is about an hour’s commute across the lake via the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway from New Orleans. Downtown Covington and nearby Mandeville are just a few minutes to the west of Lacombe., and Slidell is a few minutes east. All of West St. Tammany (Covington, Mandeville, Madisonville, Folsom) is also within a half hour of Lacombe along the Highway 190 and I-12 corridors.
New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport is easily accessed from Lacombe through the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway route. A mass transit system, plus major bus and rail lines also traverse Lacombe.
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Lacombe, LA Features
Homebuyers looking for properties in Lacombe will find a gamut of choices, from the rustic to the pristine, from traditional homes to restored historic mansions and replicas thereof. The Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, a 19,000-acre-oasis for bird watchers, hikers and overall nature lovers, is located here.
Residents and visitors also enjoy its open spaces and woody forests for fishing, crabbing, picnicking, canoeing, paddling and tubing. The gardens, grounds and trails are also open to school groups, campers and photographers. Locals also enjoy visits to the Bayou Lacombe Rural Museum (a two-room school replica and historical site). Seafood restaurants, coffee shops and fine dining establishments are all available in Lacombe, including John Besh’s world-renowned La Provence and the distinctive Creole-Italian Sal & Judy’s, famous with locals as well as worldwide visitors.
In close proximity in Mandeville is Fontainebleau State Park with its miles of walking and hiking trails, cabins and campgrounds. Fishing and boating have always been and continue to be among the most important draws in this part of Southeast Louisiana.
Those who live here will tell you of the incomparable weather, recreational and cultural activities and many other amenities that have given Lacombe its distinction of being among the most popular cities in one of Louisiana’s fastest growing and safest areas.
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Lacombe, LA Demographics
- Population: 8,600
- Households: 3,000
- Schools: There are eight public and private schools (with access to hundreds more in nearby parishes and towns).
- Health Care: Lacombe is home to the renowned Louisiana Medical Center and Heart Hospital and is 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.
- Churches: There are nearly a dozen churches of every denomination throughout the city of Lacombe.