Quality of Life

As the fourth most-populous parish in the state and one of the fastest-growing parishes, St. Tammany’s upscale amenities, active community, and expansive green spaces offer wide-ranging, diverse opportunities for professionals working in any industry.  St. Tammany Parish is located strategically on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain with easy access to New Orleans and other major population centers across the Gulf South. From enjoying live music in historic downtowns and biking on the Tammany Trace, to strolling farmer’s markets and dining at local eateries, there is something for every lifestyle at every age in St. Tammany.  

St. Tammany Parish and its municipalities often appear in online rankings of the safest places to live in Louisiana. St. Tammany’s low housing costs, exceptional quality of life, and first-rate medical facilities make the community a destination of choice for businesses and families of every size. Our talented workforce powers the region. More than 40 percent of St. Tammany Parish residents have earned an advanced degree and our labor force participation rate exceeds the state and nation. In addition to having a nationally recognized public school system, St. Tammany Parish is home to Northshore Technical Community College with an additional 36 institutions of higher learning within a 70-mile radius. This proximity provides a wide range of educational opportunities if you are looking to enhance your skill sets, explore a new career pathway, or reach a personal educational milestone.

St. Tammany Parish is where innovation meets transformation. Our community is home to several private corporations and federal assets that are building, investigating, and harnessing the power of science and technology to uncover the breakthroughs of tomorrow. Scientific and technical services, business and professional services, and transportation and logistics are three of St. Tammany’s target industry sectors. St. Tammany is an ideal location to build a career, launch a business, raise a family, connect to community, and embrace the culture of the region.