Retirement Living

Covington: A Louisiana Certified Retirement Community

Looking for a place to settle down? ... a place where you can enjoy the finer things in life? Discover why Covington is a select retirement destination!

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Whether choosing independent living or a retirement community, enjoy a higher quality of living for less. It’s a southern tradition. Downtown housing is plentiful and offers “cottage industry” opportunities and the convenience of a downtown lifestyle. Living downtown makes it easy for residents to walk, shop, dine and play in their own backyard.

Enjoy spending time in the great outdoors? Water sports are big here. Consider fishing, sailing, canoeing and kayaking in one of our scenic rivers or in Lake Pontchartrain, or just relax on the banks. Walkers, joggers, cyclists and skaters enjoy the 31-mile-long Tammany Trace, which runs from Covington to Slidell. Western St. Tammany Parish is also home to several country clubs, health clubs and golf courses.

Like to garden? You can grow a garden practically year-round in Covington’s mild climate. Be sure to get helpful tips from the downtown feed and seed store. They have been giving out advice for more than 70 years.

Eating fresh and shopping at the local Farmer’s Market are no-brainers. But choosing which health club to join or yoga class to take is another story.

Service opportunities abound here. Volunteers are always welcome at local hospitals, the animal shelter, libraries, schools, clubs and through the Chamber of Commerce.

For those interested in the arts, the St. Tammany Art Association teaches a variety of art classes. Delgado Community College also offers classes in Covington. Master a language, play a cello or learn more about starting a business in your community.

There is no shortage of entertainment here. Playmakers, one of America’s oldest community theaters, presents several theatrical productions each year. The City of Covington hosts numerous events and festivals throughout the year, including free concerts at the Covington Trailhead and Columbia Street Landing. Downtown Art Walks are celebrated every spring and fall with gallery openings and music in the streets. And the juried Three Rivers Art Festival, featuring more than 150 artists from all over the country, draws more than 50,000 visitors to Covington each fall.

Another perk of Covington living is the close proximity to the bustling Big Easy. Just across Lake Pontchartrain, 45 miles south, additional entertainment choices await. New Orleans offers NFL football, NBA and NCAA basketball, the Audubon Zoo, numerous museums, architectural and historic sites, musical venues, Jazz Fest, riverboat rides and world-class cuisine.

Covington is a certified Louisiana Retirement Community. To find out more about what our beautiful city has to offer, email inquiries to [email protected].

General CharacteristicsAmount
Average Home Price$215,000
Average Rental Price$898
State Sales Tax5%
City/Parish Sales Tax4.75%
State Income Tax Rate
Lowest bracket2%
Highest bracket6%
Property Taxes (average)
Homestead Exemption - first $75,000 of home value is exempt from state and local property taxes$1,000
Cost of Living Index - low compared to national average
Crime Index - very low compared to national average

Low 40 (January)
High 91 (July)

Average Rainfall 63.58 inches per year

Air Quality Index 75%
(% of days AQI ranked as good)

Community Housing

In addition to Covington's wealth of quaint historic cottages and homesteads, downtown cultural arts district condos, and newer neighborhood subdivisions, retirement community housing options are also available.

Avanti Senior Living
2234 Watercross Parkway, Covington, LA. 70433
(985) 317-6110 -- Welcome to Avanti Living in Covington where we've reimagined senior living and what it means to live life to its fullest.  At Avanti, you can live empowered with the independence you crave while receiving the services you need inside of a stunningly designed community.  You'll find that our lively, social community embraces the essence of Louisiana culture, food and lifestyle. Nestled among rivers and historic plantation homes, Avanti Senior Living at Covington is conveniently located within the Water Cross Health Care district, north of I-12 in St. Tammany Parish.  Both the Pinnacle Nord du Lac and the River Chase Shopping Centers are nearby, so you'll always have plenty of access to movie theaters, dining and shopping opportunities.

Christwood Retirement Community
100 Christwood Blvd., Covington, LA  70433
(985) 898-0515 -- At Christwood, all the elements of living well come together in one incredibly colorful blend.  Infused with cosmopolitan flavor and historic charm, here you'll find a grand life in large and small ways, from downright decadent dining to our peaceful courtyard that beckons you to sit awhile among blooming azaleas and fragrant magnolias.  We're a spicy mix of ideas and opportunities influenced by living at the crossroads of quaint towns like Madisonville and Covington, with a dash of New Orleans' eclectic European style.  Come along, enjoy our southern hospitality and explore all the corners of our remarkable neighborhood.  You'll be glad you did.

Restoration Senior Living
1444 Andrew Drive, Covington, LA 70433
(985) 317-6750 -- The decision to move your loved one into a senior living community is difficult. Our heart is to embrace a sense of dignity and honor, which is the hallmark of our culture. We understand this challenging time in your life. We believe that senior living is a combination of healthcare and hospitality. Se we have created an affordable, faith-based alternative to what many people are used to. We provide care based upon need from Memory Care to limited care to complete assisted living. Our community is single story so residents don't have to be concerned about stairs or elevators to make their stay easier for walking, wheelchairs or walkers.  Our home-like environment encourages privacy, security, but also interaction with others through our many programs.  We work closely to be the catalyst furor resident's emotional, relational, physical, nutritional, and spiritual well-being. Each of our seniors are special, and we tailor a program and services based upon their needs with our loving and caring staff.

St. Anthony's Gardens
601 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, LA 70433
(985) 605-5950 -- The Archdiocese of New Orleans has a long-standing reputation for quality, excellence and compassion in the delivery of housing and care.  Its new community, St. Anthony's Gardens will have a strong spiritual support base with a vision of creative, inspired, value-oriented retirement living. St. Anthony's Gardens is a not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors.  The board is prepared to guide this new community towards delivering a meaningful and purposeful retirement lifestyle for all adults 55+ who want to remain active in a more upscale surrounding.

The Trace at Claiborne Hill
19432 Crawford Road, Covington, LA  70433
(985) 249-7676 Life at the Trace offers all the warmth and privacy of home without the responsibility of keeping up a house.  We encourage independence while providing assistance when needed or simply preferred.  At the Trace, we strive to provide our residents with a sense of independence and the comforts of home, while offering them the reassurance of a caring 24-hour on-site staff.  In addition to comfort, The Trace allows for easy and convenient access to shopping, medical facilities, churches, restaurants and grocery stores, as well as activities in the Mandeville/Covington community.

Village in the Oaks
75520 Hwy. 1081, Covington, LA  70435
(985) 871-0111 -- Village in the Oaks, is a distinguished senior retirement community located in a beautiful country setting.  Sitting on 6.5 acres of land, just minutes North of Covington, Village in the Oaks provides the finest in retirement community living which includes independent living as well as assistance with tasks of daily living.