Abita Springs (local population: 2,108)* The area now known as Abita Springs was the home of Native Americans as far back as 2,200 years ago. There was plentiful game, fish, and spring water that made this area suitable for a comfortable life. In fact, the modern town was built around artesian spring wells that were long believed to have medicinal properties. Today, Abita is a quaint community that is home to residents who enjoy the secluded intimacy of nature in the piney woods while being located less than 10 minutes from downtown Covington.
* Total St. Tammany population outside these cities’ corporate limits is approximately 178,736 including the city of Slidell.