Situated conveniently at the intersection of Interstates 12 and 55, Hammond offers just about everything you could ask for in a small town.
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Hammond is the largest city, and the economic hub, of Tangipahoa Parish. Just a short drive from both New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Hammond is ideally located for homeowners that want easy access to the large cities but prefer to live in a smaller, quieter town.
With a vibrant downtown scene, to modern shopping developments, to Southeastern Louisiana University and the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport, Hammond has grown to the point that those commutes into the larger neighboring cities are less frequently needed. Hammond’s success is and always will be supported by the hard work and devotion of its people.
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Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond is the proud home of Southeastern Louisiana University, the state’s third-largest public university. The campus is located on an impeccably-kept, contiguous 500-acre tract at the north end of town. With a total enrollment of over 14,000 students participating in over 150 areas of study, SLU strives and succeeds in its mission to lead the educational, economic and cultural development of southeast Louisiana.
Hammond Northshore Regional Airport
Located at the eastern end of the city, the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport is a public-use, joint civil-military, general aviation airport. It provides key transportation support for local business people and civil servants, as well as a recreational outlet for travelers, pilots, and aircraft enthusiasts. The airport is home to the newly-reestablished and highly anticipated Hammond Northshore Regional Airshow.
Chappapeela Sports Park
Chappapeela Sports Park provides the finest recreational facilities and programs in the area, hosting organized youth and adult sports such as softball, baseball, soccer, flag football, volleyball, and more. A splash pad, playgrounds, and a 1.5 mile pet-friendly walking trail are offered as well.
The dining options may seem endless for this small town, but once you settle on a culinary destination in Hammond, you’re likely to be impressed. Hammond’s restaurateurs have a knack for creating welcoming and unique environments, but it’s the remarkable quality and taste of the dishes that continues to impress diners from all over the region. When it comes to great food choices, those of us that live in or around Hammond know that we’ve got it good!