Only 9 miles from the northern shores of Lake Pontchartrain is our native Covington, where 200-year-old live oaks, 100-year old buildings and generations of fascinating family legacies make for quaint, comfortable and fun living. We’re not a sleepy, small town, though; Covington is a vibrant city with plentiful art and live music, delicious, downhome dining and rich history and traditions lining every street, the Bogue Falaya River and many secluded streams.
General Andrew Jackson once rode the streets of Covington en route to the Battle of New Orleans. Today, that area encompasses our delightfully walkable Downtown Historic District, where shops and galleries, regular events and festivals and more than two dozen restaurants await. Here, revelers congregate for Mardi Gras celebrations, art and antique walks, and the Columbia Street Block Party, held the final Friday of each month from March through October. But that’s just the beginning of the recreation and entertainment options available in and around Covington…
Each November, as many as 60,000 visitors attend the Three Rivers Art Festival. Cyclists from all over the nation also visit each year for the La Louisiane Bike Race. And for live music amidst a beautiful, natural backdrop, there’s the Sunset at the Landing riverside music series.
From The Trace, it’s just minutes to practically everything, including more than 20 popular shopping, dining and lifestyle destinations, and walking distance to the Tammany Trace Recreational Trail, whose 26 miles traverses our area and runs right alongside our community.
In all, great food, arts and culture, and especially the history, tradition and fine people of Covington make the lifestyle here special. And we would know, since The Trace has been a proud part of this community for many years. So to enjoy maintenance-free living with exceptional care and service from professionals who love our Louisiana home as much as you do, make the decision to spend your retirement with us at The Trace!
Area Landmarks & Points of Interest Include:
Arts & Entertainment
- Fuhrmann Auditorium (1.6 miles)
- Movie Tavern Covington (4.2 miles)
- Playmakers Performing Arts Theater (4.6 miles)
- HJ Smith & Sons General Store & Museum (1.1 miles)
- Columbia Street Landing (1.2 miles)
- Covington Trailhead Museum (1.3 miles)
- Bogue Falaya Wayside Park & Pavilion (1.5 miles)
- Abita Mystery House/UCM Museum (3.7 miles)
Shopping & Dining
- Rouses Market (0.5 miles)
- Walmart Neighborhood Market (0.7 miles)
- Covington Farmers Market (1.3 miles)
- St. Tammany Parish Hospital (2.8 miles)
Transportation & Public Transit