Why do people live here?
River Oaks is conveniently located in Covington off of Hwy. 190 near the border of Mandeville. It is only minutes from the Causeway bridge, making it a perfect choice for commuters to New Orleans. The neighborhood is also a great choice for anyone who loves spending time outside; residents enjoy access to a clubhouse, neighborhood pool, and tennis facilities, all under the shade of beautiful stands of oak and pine trees.
What’s the neighborhood like?
River Oaks is home to just over 275 families and is a “Restricted Covenants Subdivision”. The homes that you would expect to find for sale in River Oaks Subdivision generally range between 2500 and 4000 square feet of living space. Most of the homes were built in the 90’s, but some newer homes have been constructed over the last decade. The two most popular architectural styles of homes built in the neighborhood are the traditional and French country styles. Many homes offer granite in the kitchen and bath, as well as walls of windows for plenty of natural light. Homes in the neighborhood usually have between 4 and 5 bedrooms, and most include 3 or 4 full baths to complete the master and guest suites. It’s not uncommon to find homes with an extra office or playroom as well. Many have oversized backyards and screened or covered patios, and some even boast a private pool or hot tub!
What’s going on near River Oaks?
River Oaks Subdivision is situated right off of Hwy. 190 on the border between Covington and Mandeville. There is a major hospital, Lakeview Regional Medical Center, just about a mile from the neighborhood as well as just about every conceivable kind of shopping just down the street. Amazing restaurants are located just a short drive away, including several in the Historic Downtown Covington. But, if you’re feeling more casual, catch dinner and a show at the popular Movie Tavern, where servers bring food and drinks straight to your theater seat–perfect for a date night or a family night out! On Wednesdays, check out the Covington Farmers Market at the Covington Trailhead of the Tammany Trace, a 31-mile paved bike trail that connects the main cities of St. Tammany Parish. The Trailhead also hosts the monthly Covington Art Market, cosponsored by the St. Tammany Art Association and the popular Rockin’ the Rails free concert series during the spring and autumn months. Check out other information about local events, etc at the Links tab on the website.
What schools will your children attend?
River Oaks is located only miles from several prestigious blue ribbon Mandeville schools such as Pontchartrain Elementary, Tchefuncte Middle, and Mandeville High School. For more information on schools in the area, check out the St. Tammany Parish School Board website.