Retire in Tangipahoa Parish
Beautiful scenery, friendly folks and year-round festival fun are just a few of the many highlights that make Tangipahoa Parish the ideal place to be! Our community is home to an assortment of amenities, attractions galore and delicious cuisine to make your visit unforgettable! Discover the top things to do in Tangipahoa Parish.
Tangipahoa Parish offers the convenience of city life in an easy-going and relaxed setting and is located in Southeast Louisiana at the bustling crossroads of Interstate 55 and Interstate 12; 50 miles from New Orleans and 45 miles from Baton Rouge. The area includes the towns of Hammond, Amite, Ponchatoula, Kentwood, Roseland and more.
Tangipahoa Parish is home to the Louisiana Strawberry Capital and is the premier destination for thriving annual festivals — don't miss the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival. Whether you’re looking to visit one of our historic museums, grab a bite to eat at our amazing restaurants, or attend an exciting local event, there’s always something fun to do in Tangipahoa Parish. Learn more about activities and attractions.
Tangipahoa Parish was organized in 1869, during reconstruction, when it was put together from territory taken from Livingston Parish, St. Helena Parish, St. Tammany Parish, and Washington Parish. It was named after the Tangipahoa River and the historic Tangipahoa Native American people of this area. Tangipahoa is the youngest parish in the Florida Parishes region of southern Louisiana.
Our community is a wonderful blend of rich history and diverse culture that provide the key ingredients to create a truly unforgettable experience. Discover, what you’ve been missing!
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