The City of Pooler Georgia has emerged as a vibrant community largely because of its location where Interstate 95 intersects with I-16 before bisecting Highway 80. Convenient connections to Savannah, the Tybee beaches and all points north and south on I-95 have driven the remarkable growth of Pooler real estate.
Amenities for Residents of Pooler Homes
The growth of Pooler Georgia from a sleepy rural area to a bustling hub is guided by sustainable growth objectives. Residents have the distinct advantage of being within driving distance of three hospitals including the Memorial University Hospital in Savannah, which is only eight miles east.
Education is a priority for Pooler’s young families as evidenced by the presence, within city limits, of two public elementary schools, two middle schools and a high school. More schools are under consideration. Several private schools in the area add to the school choices for families living in Pooler homes. There are several post-high school campuses in or close to Pooler, including campuses of Georgia Tech and Saint Leo University.
Green space and community recreation have been priorities in the development of Pooler real estate. A city recreation complex is located in the heart of Pooler while residents can access the neighboring Tom Triplett Community Park.
Pooler real estate expanded rapidly, but the city managed to preserve many of the historical landmarks that established the importance of this area in U.S. history. Tom Triplett Park was once a campsite of Union troops led by Gen. Tecumseh Sherman. The park forms part of the Savannah-Ogeechee Barge Canal Trail, historically important because it shows the canal system that was instrumental in commerce and transportation in 19th century Savannah. The facility includes a museum, hiking trails and birding spots.
The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force honors the men and women involved in World War II combat missions and other military actions. The museum showcases the stories of war and victory, helping visitors to understand history through interesting and interactive exhibits. Owners of Pooler homes consider it an honor to be within the vicinity of the Mighty Eighth Museum.
History buffs will also like the Fort Pulaski Civil War Site, Old Fort Jackson and the Roundhouse Railroad Museum.
Southern cuisine is alive and popular in Pooler Georgia’s diverse dining scene. Many of the national restaurant chains are represented along with homegrown diners, featuring southern specialties of barbecue, seafood and all manner of soul food cooking such as meat and sausage pies.
Shopping at the Crossroads
The growth of the Pooler real estate market affected both residential and commercial developments. Shopping centers were constructed as Pooler homes were developed in response to increased demand for suburban housing for professionals working in Savannah. Pooler’s retail landscape will feel familiar even to out-of-towners and new residents because most of the popular discount chains have stores in Pooler. However, one can explore Pooler’s historic downtown area for unique and vintage finds.