Nicholson Lakes is a community of single family homes near the intersection of Nicholson and Bluebonnet. Construction began a year before Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The developers took a bit of risk because it was a few miles away from the hub of condos and townhomes built primarily for LSU students. And, at the time, there just wasn’t a whole lot out there. I don’t think anyone could have expected just how popular this neighborhood would become.
Simply put, these are cute homes, built by local builders. Some are 3 bedrooms, some 4. Many of the homes have lake views. You can paddle around and feed the ducks in your own backyard. They all have 2 car garages and there are sidewalks and street lights on all the streets. And, they were offered at a price parents of students and young professionals could afford. That’s a formula for success!
Over the years the popularity of the area has really grown. Indigo Park, a more upscale apartment community, is now next door. Down Nicholson Drive you’ll find continued development in University Club and Lexington Estates, 2 of the areas luxury homes communities. Lexington Park, a very popular newer community of garden homes from Alvarez Construction is now between Lexington Estates and University Club. The Preserve at Harveston is around the corner. L’Auberge Casino Hotel is down the street. And, construction at Pointe Marie, next-door to L’Auberge, is underway. Area residents are also anxiously awaiting whatever is going to built on the vacant land left on Bluebonnet. Nicholson Lakes is no longer “out there.” It’s “in” there and still a great value.