5 Reasons Money Hill is the Ideal Place to Live in St. Tammany Parish

Many have been flocking to live in St. Tammany Parish in recent years. In fact, according to Nola.com, St. Tammany grew 13% or by 30,800 people between the years of 2010 and 2020, making it one of the fastest growing parishes in the state. The reasons for moving to St. Tammany range from the lower housing costs (compared to more metropolitan areas like New Orleans), the nationally recognized school systems, the active community, and quieter lifestyle. If you are thinking about moving to the area, and are wondering where you should live in St. Tammany Parish, we are sharing a few reasons that Money Hill is the ideal place to live in the area. 


Money Hill’s location is the perfect blend of serene privacy and easy access to live in St. Tammany, located in Abita Springs, La. Abita Springs is a small scenic, historic town populated with quaint shops and restaurants with everlasting charm. The local communities of Covington, Mandeville, Hammond and Slidell are only minutes away, and the entertainment, educational and business hubs of New Orleans, Baton Rouge and the Mississippi Gulf Coast metropolitan areas are within a short drive. Just an hour drive from New Orleans, it’s easy to take off to the city for the day, for a night out, or access the Louis Armstrong International airport for your next getaway. If you are looking for a home for your family, rest assured, well-respected public and private schools serve the area and are ranked among the highest in the nation.

Be Part of an Active Community 

Our residents of all ages enjoy a wide range of activities, social gatherings and events at Money Hill. Our award winning championship golf course wrapped around our 186-acre, artesian spring-fed lake, is certainly a stand out at Money Hill, and for good reason. Residents can also hone their skills  at our beautifully-groomed practice complex occupying 36 acres, or take a lesson at the on-site Rob Noel Golf Academy. Our fitness center and pool provide a place to stay in shape, or just splash around and have fun with the family. Plus, we offer classes like yoga and circuit training, and swim lessons for all ages. 

With endless acres of woodlands, savanna, preserves and hillsides to explore, find your own path to recharge your natural senses on one of our nature hiking trails. Cast a line in our well-stocked lake and ponds, explore the lake by stand-up paddle board or kayak, or lazily drift to a distant shore. Our beautiful, 186-acre, artesian spring-fed lake is so close to home it becomes effortless to enjoy your own time on the water or create memories with your children that will last a lifetime. Money Hill Grille is where many of Money Hill’s residents enjoy social events that take place throughout the year, and where our Executive Chef prepares wonderful specialties to please any palate, even the little ones. 

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Have the Home of Your Dreams 

At Money Hill, we have a beautiful selection of homes with golf course, lake and woodland views, ranging from larger single-family homes to low-maintenance garden homes where you can live in St. Tammany. Our vacant lot homesites also allow you to build a custom home so that you can make every detail your own. When you purchase a homesite at Money Hill, our team will work with you to connect you to a trusted high-quality custom home builder, and advise you along the way. For more information about homes and homesites for sale, check out our available properties here, or contact Lori Hunter at (985) 502-6797 or lori@moneyhill.com

Be Surrounded by Nature

The grounds at Money Hill are not only the setting of an award-winning golf course and lifestyle community, but are a designated Louisiana nature preservation site. Money Hill is surrounded by more than 3,500 acres of nature preserves and is home to unique species of flora and fauna. Bluebirds, wood ducks and other birds are often spotted at Money Hill, have been studied by national groups and are lovingly maintained by residents, with the guidance of local environmentalists. The Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve is located about one mile west of Money Hill. The preserve supports a significant tract of intact pine flatwood wetlands in southeast Louisiana. It supports high-quality examples of longleaf pine flatwood savanna, slash pine–pond cypress woodlands and bayhead swamps. Nearly thirty rare plants have been identified in the area, including four species that are only protected here in Louisiana.

Our environmental commitment has created a buffer against future development around Money Hill, and has placed it in an oasis of beauty and ecological wealth. Our core objective is to provide a sustainable future that is valued by all forward-thinking residents of the Northshore and those that live in St. Tammany Parish. 

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We are growing

In addition, we are always looking to the future. We recently added more than 4,400 acres to our community, totaling more than 5,600-acres that we have big plans for. In the near future, a grocery store and commercial village will increase accessibility to modern conveniences for residents of the area. In the long term, we are planning for parks, more greenspaces, lakes, additional amenities like pickleball courts, a new 18-hole “core-golf”course, a nature outfitter center, more connected walking trails and over 1,700 acres of undeveloped open space, long leaf pine and an oak grove preserve. Our plan for growth is a long-term one, as necessary to build out a sustainable community while staying true to our ideals of natural beauty and conservation.

Money Hill is the perfect place to live in St. Tammany, whether you’re looking for somewhere to retire, a refuge for the whole family or a second home where you can retreat on weekends and work remotely. If you are thinking about moving to St. Tammany Parish, fill out the form below or contact us at (985) 502-6797 to learn more about Money Hill. We would love to show you around! 

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