Happy 2024 to all my fellow Eden Islanders!

As your EIHOA president and a 25-year resident, I am thrilled to share with you all the exciting events that 2024 has in store for us and our island paradise. This year, we have a lot of fun activities planned, including spring and fall festivals, garage sales, plant exchanges, and other exciting community events.

We are a diverse community, and we all share the same concerns for our neighborhood. Some of these concerns are beyond the realm of the HOA, while others continue to be a work in progress. Volunteering to serve your community is a labor of love, and while we try to keep it fun, it can be time-consuming. So, every chance you get, please let your EIHOA Board members and our neighborhood volunteers know that you appreciate all they do to not only maintain but to enhance our quality of life.

Eden Isles is an exclusive single-family residential ‘Deed Restricted” community ideally located on the northeast shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Our unique location allows us the opportunity to maintain a safe, private, and peaceful lifestyle amid a vibrant, culturally rich urban area with all the amenities of big city living. With only two bridges connecting Eden Isles with the outside world, our island paradise is surrounded by deep waterways with unrestricted access to Lake Pontchartrain, the Gulf of Mexico, and the world.


As residents of this unique “Island Paradise,” we must keep in mind that it takes hours and hours of hard work from our EIHOA board members, street captains, appointed officials, and neighbor volunteers to maintain the quality of life that we all enjoy. They lobby for state recognition and funding, legislation for levee and flood protection, maintain neighborhood security, and strive to maintain our property value through activism and community service. Oh yeah, they also maintain the grass in the common areas. So please remember, if you are not an EIHOA member or volunteer, or if you don’t show up to community events to show your support, then you are living off the backs and hard labor of your fellow neighbors who do. I urge you to be a part of the solution and not the problem. Together we can do so much more!

Lastly, I would like to encourage everyone to attend our EIHOA General Membership Meetings, especially if you are new to the community. You will get to meet your neighbors and listen to neighborhood-specific informational speakers. Don’t forget to arrive a little early to enjoy the refreshments provided by our meeting sponsor(s). Check out EIHOA.org for a schedule of events and more information.

Together we are BETTER,
Mike A. Small
EIHOA President

To all of our HOA members