The Sanctuary is Mandeville's most prestigious community.
In so far as we see ourselves so often reflected in our surroundings, there is much to be said for living within what is beautiful. With a mind to preserve and enhance as much beauty as nature could provide, the Sanctuary was designed and carefully constructed on perhaps the most beautiful piece of land in Mandeville. It's extraordinary 1,170 acre setting is varied with stately pines, magnolias, oaks and nearly 700 acres of cypress marshes and native wetlands which will remain undisturbed and will surround the residential homesites. The broad expanse of towering forests hosts a multitude of native deer, raccoons, song birds, and other wildlife. The Developers are committed to the preservation of this unique environment, not only for the present but for future generations of residents as well.
Within these borders, a shared pride in the beauty, elegance and peace of this special environment is carefully cultivated and all-pervasive. One feels a sense of community which provides the foundation for a true neighborhood experience which is the focal point of our lives. The carefully formulated master plan includes over 100 one-half to three-quarter acre homesites and approximately 300 spaciously sized parcels of one acre and more. It is a place where children can play freely in the warm security of friends and nature. This special atmosphere stands as the result of a thousand different decisions on the part of John L. Crosby. The Sanctuary Master Plan offers larger than usual home sites, the shelter of towering pines, graceful oaks and magnolias, and quiet meandering private streets. Every element, including the covenants and restrictions which guarantee a level of building and landscaping unrivaled in Mandeville, enhance our quality of life.
Amenities include a gated entrance with private streets, all underground utilities including fiber optic telephone, and City of Mandeville water and sewer service. The Sanctuary Health and Activity Center with tournament sized pool, three lighted tennis courts, and fitness facilities with personalized training available, will encourage residents of every age to assume a more healthy lifestyle. There are also miles of walking and jogging trails, a children's soccer and ball field, and board walks and nature trails through hundreds of acres of undisturbed forests and wetlands.
The Sanctuary is located less than two miles from the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge that connects Mandeville, Louisiana to the central business district of New Orleans. This prime location is just minutes away from major shopping centers, recreation activities of every kind and some the best New Orleans restaurants found on either side of the lake. Educational needs are met by the highly acclaimed Mandeville School District of the St. Tammany Parish School System. Additionally, a number of well regarded private and parochial schools are located within a short distance.