Just south of Hammond, near the I-12, is the community of Ponchatoula. Close by is Lake Maurepas and the Joyce Wildlife Management Area. Ponchatoula locals dub their hometown & The Strawberry Capital of the World” and pride themselves on being home to the annual Strawberry Festival which draws crowds from all over the great state of Louisiana. This quaint community is filled with historic homes and landmarks, cute little shops and country markets that line the town’s main thoroughfare.
Ponchatoula real estate ranges from older restored historic wooden homes to newly-constructed grander properties with manicured yards. Homes for sale in Ponchatoula are a short drive to Baton Rouge on the I-12. Take the I-55 South to Laplace or I-55 North up to Kentwood, Louisiana.