Pooler, Georgia is a city located in Chatham County—accessible through Interstate 95 and Interstate 16, and about 20 minutes away from Savannah, the oldest city in Georgia. Residents of Pooler are surrounded by historical landmarks and plenty of amenities, which makes it a popular destination for retirees looking to settle down in a smaller city.
Climate and Geography
Coastal Georgia’s climate is categorized as humid subtropical. Summer temperatures in Pooler can reach over 90 degrees, while winter temperatures may fall to the low 40s. Pooler gets an average of 49 inches of rain annually.
Located in Chatham county, Pooler is near the Ogeechee Coastal sub-basin of the Ogeechee River basin. It is also near the Savannah River, Ogeechee River, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Some of Pooler’s top attractions include the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Tanger Outlets Savannah, Bear Axe Throwing, Tom Triplett Community Park, and Surf Lagoon Waterpark.
The city of Pooler also has a seniors' program that offers activities such as health and exercise classes, arts and crafts, day trips, shopping trips, and hot meals. The center provides transportation for its members to and from the facility.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The cost of living in Pooler is lower than the state and national average. The cost of health care, housing, and transportation area all well below the national average, while groceries are just under, and utilities are just above.
The effective income tax rate is 5.24 percent for single filers and 5.8 percent for joint filers. Social Security benefits are not taxed and taxpayers may exclude up to $65,000 of other qualifying retirement income.
Pooler residents may receive health care services from hospitals in neighboring towns, including St. Joseph’s Hospital Savannah and Memorial Health University Medical Center, which are both recognized as high performing by U.S. News.