The City of Pooler is less than 10 miles west of Savannah, GA. Pooler GA real estate has the distinct advantage of excellent access to and from the area on Interstate 95 that bisects the city. Interstate 16 and Highway 80 are the primary east-west roads. This historic area was named after Central of Georgia Railroad planner William Pooler. Pooler realtors proudly point to Pooler Station being the last train stop before Savannah. This area is memorialized as the base of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman and his troops as he negotiated the peaceful surrender of Savannah.
Pooler has gone from a sleepy town steeped in history to one of Georgia’s fastest growing cities. The population in 2012 was placed at 20,598, only 5 percent of whom were considered residents of rural Pooler GA real estate. Compared to population figures for the year 2000, the 2012 figure represents a 230 percent increase from year 2000 population figures.
Pooler real estate agents cite the city’s fairly young demographic as one of the reasons driving growth. In 2011, the median age of residents was 33 years compared to the state median age of 40 years. Median household income for the same year was estimated at about $67,000, which is significantly higher than the state median of $46,000. In 2000, the median income was estimated at $47,000.
Population density is 719 per square mile, which is still low density given that Pooler GA real estate is no more than 29 square miles.
Pooler’s Housing Market
Pooler’s location at the nexus of two interstate highways has driven massive commercial and residential growth in this area as Pooler agencies noted. The estimated median house and condo value for 2011 was placed at $179,766, which is a almost twice the 2000 median of $91,200. To emphasize the strength of the local real estate market, Pooler realtors contrast the city’s median values to the state of Georgia, which was estimated at $147,100 in 2011.
About 15 percent of the population live and work within the city. A significant number commute to Savannah and neighboring communities for work, reporting an average travel time of 20 minutes. Pooler real estate agents explain that excellent highway connections and feeder roads have enhanced the city’s appeal to new businesses and residents. The unemployment rate is below 6 percent in Pooler.
Infrastructure and Amenities in Pooler
When assessing growth prospects of the city, Pooler realtors note that its convenient location to the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport enhances its potential. Pooler agencies point to the presence of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force as evidence of the city’s enduring interest in aviation and military history.
In discussing the area’s explosive growth, Pooler real estate agents highlight the city’s attention to ensuring that residents have easy access to basic amenities including schools, hospitals and entertainment venues. Three local public schools and a private academy serve school age children while at least six post-secondary institutions are within 40 miles of Pooler. Three full-service hospitals are within 15 miles of the city.
Pooler agencies direct sports enthusiasts to the city-owned recreation complex with ball fields, playground and community center located at the city’s core just off the I-95 exit.
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