Just outside of Savannah, Georgia, lies Pooler, a charming suburb that upholds the ideals of the elegant south in a modern way. The homes that characterize Pooler are new and spacious, giving way to sizeable lawns and backyard pools. Multi-story brick houses meet wide split-levels with open plans in neighborhoods flanked by stately live oaks dripping with the classic southern-Georgia Spanish moss. Pooler is, as it’s motto assures, ‘a great place to work, live and play’.
A city shaken by the Civil War and then incorporated in 1907, Pooler has been growing swiftly since, tripling its population between 2000 and 2010, and remains one of Georgia’s fastest growing cities. No need to worry about the dangers of the streets in Pooler – it was just ranked one of the safest cities in Georgia, largely due to its impressive and professional police force, which is a State Certified Agency. For a town of just over 20,000 citizens, only 35 crimes were reported, a remarkably low figure compared to other cities of a similar size. By a city ordinance, Pooler is also smoke free, meaning that smoking is prohibited in any enclosed outdoor public places, and smokers must stand at least ten feet from any doors or windows they may be close to. For those inclined to sports, the 102-acre Pooler Recreation Complex is a hub of all things active, offering gymnastics, dance, tennis, children’s playgrounds, and adult basketball, as well as youth soccer, football, softball, and baseball.
Within Chatham County, Pooler is the mecca for commercial development and infrastructure, bringing in several large companies and burgeoning shopping centers within the last few years. Situated in the Savannah metro area, Pooler is adjacent to the I-95 freeway and nearby airport, and only miles away from two beaches and Tybee Island, a stretch of white sand that offers swimming, boating, fishing, and more. Staying within the downtown area offers plenty of green space within the parks, in addition to plentiful shopping, as well as an IMAX theater and a military site of interest, Pooler’s Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Close enough to the city and the ocean for a convenient drive, and yet far enough so that it has its own unique flavor, Pooler makes a great match for homeowners who are looking for a fresh, affordable housing market. If you’re seeking the decadence of Savannah without paying the price of that area, Pooler might just be your ideal living situation.