Pooler, GA - Homes for Sale and Community Information
Pooler is a city in Chatham County, Georgia. As odd as it sounds, this small but charming country town exists just ten miles north of bustling Savannah. Pooler consists of 28 square miles of land, and about 19,200 people live here.
Pooler is the kind of small town where everyone still knows everyone else, they walk the streets safely at night, and the local ice cream parlor is the place to meet. Residents in Pooler homes work in local industry or the military. They send their kids to two elementary schools, one middle school and into Rincon or Savannah for high school. The Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah Technical College, Armstrong Atlantic State University and Georgia Southern University are nearby.
Pooler was vitrually a grass field until Robert William Pooler designated it as a station on the Central of Georgia Railway. Pooler is a central locale in Civil War lore, and was the place General Sherman negotiated the Confederate surrender of the port of Savannah. The town was developed after the Civil War by Ben Rothwell, who gave free land to people who would build permanent homes. The sleepy little town got along by logging and brickmaking until the I-95 highway brought travelers through Pooler. An explosion of business and tourism over the years has transformed Pooler into the fast growing Savannah suburb it is today.
Parks and Recreation
Tom Triplett Park on Highway 80 East is the park most Pooler locals will check out first. Equipped with playground, picnic, hiking and biking trails and ball fields, Triplett Park is also home to the Zumba fitness classes and much more. On S. Rogers Street is the Pooler Recreation Park. For more information on facilities and recreation programs click here.
Attractions and Events
Action seekers don't always have to go into Savannah -- Pooler has a number of local attractions of its own. There's the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum just off Highway 80 West and Fun Zone, an amusement park on Highway 80 West. There is always a good race at the Oglethorpe Speedway, but if that isn't your thing, perhaps the Savannah Quarters Golf Club will be. The Pooler home buyer might like to see haunted tours in Savannah, along with the Pirate's House, River Street and Fort Pulaski on the road to Tybee Island.
Savannah Live is an entertainment showcase in the Lucas Theater, Holiday Tours by Candlelight highlights Savannah's most beautiful aspects and the Art in City Hall Exhibit will give the whole family something to enjoy. Purchasers of real estate in Pooler might like to try a free tasting of olive oils and balsamic vinegars at the Savannah Greek Festival.
March into (Pooler) Georgia
Pooler is a fast-growing area, yet retains the small town character and reputation as a respite from the big city. Before you start your search you should call the office of Robin Lance Realty, 912-756-2448. Robin is an experienced Realtor® who knows Chatham County and Georgia's coastal towns. She has the latest information and deals on Pooler real estate.