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Mandeville, LA

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Situated on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain across from New Orleans, Mandeville was founded as a vacation spot for wealthy New Orleanians towards the end of the 19th century. Today, Mandeville is an attractive little town with a forgiving climate and great fishing on the blue waters of the lake. While still a popular tourist destination, the city supports a vital local community of folks who cannot get enough of the sunshine, relaxed lifestyle, and friendly neighbors.

Getting Around in Mandeville, LA

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The average commuter time in Mandeville is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 1.51%
  • 5.04%
  • 3.37%

The Jazz Scene in Man

Mandeville is known as one of the earliest places outside of New Orleans where people could go to hear live jazz music. Many of the biggest jazz acts of the time would travel to town to play for the vacationers on weekends. Back then Ruby's Roadhouse was one Mandeville hotspot sure to have a party going on every Saturday night. Even though the place has changed owners a few times over the years, it is still a surefire good-time club that continues to draw big time talent to a small stage. The spirit of old New Orleans jazz lives on at Ruby's Roadhouse.

Fishing and Relaxing

The shade of the century old oak trees and gazebos along the Lake Pontchartrain shores makes the pier at Sunset Point a pleasant and relaxing place to put in a fishing pole or crab pot. Not only is the lake a scenic place to do some fishing, it can also be a very productive one. The waters are teeming with blue crab, a local delicacy, as well as bass and trout, just to name a few. Even when not fishing, the wooden pier is a local landmark and a great place to find some of the best views of the lake, the city, and the causeway.