Just north of Lake Pontchartrain, sits Mandeville, a lakeside getaway offering a whole other quality of life from the city across the lake. Its oldest homes are stately and sprawling with an old antebellum feel. Newer luxury communities offer gated access, golf course and country club living. Enjoy outdoor living along the 31-mile rails-to-trails walk and bike path project, the Tammany Trace. St Tammany Parish and Mandeville in particular boast blue ribbon schools and are often touted the best in the state year in and year out. It is easy to see why many take advantage of the luxury realty market in Mandeville.