Slidell, Louisiana, is a city located on the northeast shore of Lake Pontchartrain and St. Tammany Parish. The city is part of St. Tammany Parish, which is an administration division that is shared by several counties. The parish is also known as either "Northshore" or "North Shore," and is considered the most affluent in the state and the most politically conservative in the New Orleans region. As a suburb of New Orleans, the city has a population of around 27,000 and has a total area of 15 square miles. Quaint and small, Slidell has mostly single family residences.
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Some things to do in Slidell include visiting the Olde Towne Slidell Main Street, whose historic preservation is part of a great economic development effort. There is a wide variety of shops and services, along with renovated historical homes. The Slidell Museum, which was formerly a town hall and the mayor's office, holds artifacts and features the former marshal's office and jail cells. The St. Tammany Parish Fishing Pier was rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina caused destruction and the pier became repurposed for public use. While Hurricane Isaac caused it to temporarily close and need more repairs, the pier has reopened and attracts family activities. Crabbing, fishing, and watching sunsets are the most common activities. An annual antique street fair draws visitors and popular restaurants and brew pubs welcome everyone in Slidell and other nearby Northshore towns.
Slidell offers a small town alternative to the big city of New Orleans just half an hour away. Amtrak connects Slidell to major cities and is well located near four major highways and freeways. Textron Marine and Land Systems, an automotive manufacturer and military contractor, is the largest employer in Slidell. St. Tammany Parish Public Schools governs the public schools and two private schools can also be found in Slidell. The Slidell schools have been rated in the top 10% in the state and the high schools have produced winning athletic teams. University of New Orleans, and Loyola, Tulane, Grantham and Southeastern Louisiana Universities are located nearby. Slidell has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. The average high summer temperature in July is 91 degrees, and the average low temperature is 40 degrees. The average total precipitation for the year is 63 inches. There is an average of 189 sunny days in the year and 126 days of measurable rain. Peruse the selection of homes for sale in Slidell and find a pleasing new home in Louisiana to call your own.