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Why do people live here? Residents of Black River Forest subdivision enjoy the gorgeous live oaks that fill their neighborhood. The subdivision is conveniently located off of Hwy. 22 near the center of Madisonville and the beautiful Tchefuncte River. It's also only a short
drive from the larger cities of Mandeville and Covington. Black River Forest is close enough to all of the popular conveniences of the city while it also maintains a quaint, small-town feel.
What's the neighborhood like? The homes you would expect to find for sale in Black River Forest generally range in size from approximately 2,600 to 3,600 square feet of living space. Most of the homes were custom built in the early to mid-2000's, in either a very nice traditional
style or in a French country architectural style featuring mostly brick and stucco finishes. Homes generally include spacious and modern kitchens and bathrooms, and many boast granite countertops and wood floors in the living areas. The homes
in this neighborhood usually feature 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths, which are often laid out in a split floor plan design. Nearly all homes have been built on oversized lots with plenty of lush landscaping and gorgeous natural vegetation. Many also
offer built-in swimming pools and patios perfect for outdoor entertaining!
What's going on near Black River Forest? Black River Forest Subdivision is situated right off of Hwy. 22 in Madisonville on the west side of St. Tammany Parish. Great dining is located only a few miles from your door, from the upscale Keith Young's Steak House serving lobster and steak to the popular
Waterstreet Bistro serving traditional New Orleans fare right on the water. On the weekend, residents of Black River Forest can pack a picnic to enjoy under the gorgeous old oaks at the Fairview-Riverside State Park,
which is located only a 5-minute drive from the neighborhood. Freshwater fishing and crabbing are also popular in the Tchefuncte River and Lake Pontchartrain. For those who like to keep fit, Franco's Health Club and Spa is also located just down Hwy.
22 and offers fitness facilities, tennis courts, swimming pools, and fun programs for kids of all ages. In addition, be sure you don't miss Madisonville's annual Wooden Boat Festival which
hosts concerts, a beer garden, and of course over 100 classic wooden boats.
What schools will the kids attend? Black River Forest is located only a short drive away from some of the area's prestigious blue ribbon Mandeville schools such as Pontchartrain Elementary, Tchefuncte Middle, and Mandeville High School. For more information, check out the St. Tammany Parish School Board website. To compare the ratings and test
scores of local schools, click here.