The population of Ponchatoula and surrounding area has increased greatly over the past three decades, but the community has been able to retain that small town charm which attracts families seeking a place to raise their children. A solid school system, quality recreational facilities, and a well managed city government are assets which will make Ponchatoula a destination for a new generation of people seeking a better life.
The Sixth annual Ponchatoula Easter Bonnet Stroll April 4th 2015
Ideally located in the heart of southeast Louisiana, Ponchatoula is known near and far as America's Antique City. Ponchatoula offers over 40 antique and collectible shops within an eight block area. In addition to these shops, downtown Ponchatoula also features a reconditioned train mail car filled with craft dealers, the Collinswood Museum, a number of restaurants, a restored locomotive engine and a live alligator. Take a step back in time. Take the time to visit Ponchatoula, America's Antique City.
Ponchatoula is located along Interstate 55 and Highway 22, a position that puts it an equal distance between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.In the early 1900s, Ponchatoula was one of only two ways to get to New Orleans by land, giving it the title of "Gateway to New Orleans."
Ponchatoula is home to many artists covering many disciplines, musicians, authors, artists, photographers, poets, singers. Whether here by birth or choice Ponchatoula provides a creative environment.