Madisonville is the one of the oldest communities in Louisiana and is the oldest settlement in St. Tammany Parish. Madisonville is a close-knit community with historic southern charm and is located on the Northshore. The town sits on the bank of the Tchefuncte River which is the hub of the town where water recreation is a prime activity. Just a short distance from Black River Estates are Hidden Harbor Marina, Live Oak Harbor and DeZaire Marina residents can boat or fish. Because of the year round mild climate, everyone who visits or lives in the community loves to spend time outdoors.
Just because Black River Estates is located in a small quite community doesn’t mean there are not plenty of things to do and see. For a bit of history there is the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, Tchefuncte Lighthouse, Otis House and the Madisonville Museum.
There are many sit down and fast food restaurants close to the community. If you are look for unique New Orleans flavor there is Friends Coastal Restaurant, Crabby Shack & Po-Boys,Coquille’s River & Rye, Orlando’s Seafood Restaurant or Morton’s Seafood Restaurant & Bar or if you are looking for upscale dining there is Keith Young’s Steakhouse, Waterstreet Bistro or Impastato Cellars. For coffee lovers there is the Abita Roasting Company that features local coffee.
You can find many places to shop that are conveniently located close to Black River Estates. The Village Shopping Center in Mandeville is just a short drive and has name brand stores such as Sunglass Hut, Talbots, and Chico’s.