A city in St. Tammany Parish, Covington, Louisiana, is a small riverside city that is part of the New Orleans, Metairie and Kenner metropolitan areas. There are mostly residential single family homes in this community of eight square miles, which is known for its Southern charm and historic homes and buildings. The downtown area is known for cottages surrounded by lush greenery and ancient oaks.
Covington has a mix of art galleries, boutiques, shops, and restaurants downtown. It is known for its food, music, and the arts. Farmer’s markets and festivals take place throughout the year. The Rockin’ the Rails free concert series happens twice per year as well as the monthly Sunset at the Landing concert series from March through October. Fuhrmann Performing Arts presents local and regional entertainment and theatrical performances. Two historical museums educate visitors on Covington’s history. A microbrewery offers free family-friendly tours and there is no shortage of dining options, ranging from local cuisine to international, including Middle Eastern, Asian, Italian, and Mexican.
The Covington Trailhead is the beginning of most popular paved trail, the Tammany Trace. The Trailhead resembles an old-fashioned railroad station and offers a museum, markets, a grassy knoll, and a small movie theater. The parks and recreation department provides playgrounds, a pool, a baseball complex, and the Bogue Falaya Park and Pavilion, which can be rented for your private events. Several parks in town offer opportunities for picnicking and relaxation. Most residents work in sales, office, or administration support, followed by management, business, and finance. The Covington area has plenty of public and private schools, from pre-school through high school. Covington gets much higher than the national average of rainfall at 63 inches of rain per year, with no snowfall. The city gets about 233 sunny days in the year, with the July high temperature at 92 degrees and the average January low temperature at 41 degrees. The climate is also very humid.