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Known for its abundant seafood industry, Poquoson is far from a sleepy fishing village. This “peninsula within a peninsula” has been a desirable Hampton Roads city for many years. Despite being well below sea level ,(name derived from a Native American word meaning “low lands”), Poquoson homeowners seem to take any nor’easter in stride. With its quiet neighborhoods, highly-ranked schools, and “small town hospitality”, it’s no wonder why residents stay or continue to move there. Local government has sought to keep the real estate taxes competitive. At $.81/ per $100 assesses, taxes for the City of Poquoson are just slightly higher than neighboring York Co. There are numerous communities to choose from in this waterfront city. Westover Shores, Carriage Hill, Holloway Forrest, and Hunt Woods are lovely established neighborhoods with quarter to half acre lots. For those looking for newer homes, Bennett Creek Point, Lakes at Poquoson and Heritage Cove would be excellent choices. Naturally, there are a plethora of waterfront neighborhoods. Lyon’s Landing offers large, upscale waterfront homes. Communities such as Paradise Point Estates, Cedar Landing Estates and White House Cove also offer lovely waterfront homes with stunning views. With a variety of home styles, many of these properties have deep water access, bulkheads, and docks to accommodate a boat. Needless to say, there is plenty of quality housing in Poquoson.
Another great thing about this small city are its public schools. No matter where you live in Poquoson, your home will be zoned for the same primary school, elementary school, middle school and high school. For daycare/after school care, Playtime Child Care and Learning is conveniently located right in the heart of town. Though Poquoson is not a large community, it still offers plenty of convenience for its residents. Accessible from Hampton and York County, Poquoson enjoys an easy commute to Langley AFB, NASA and the rest of the Peninsula. There are plenty of restaurants, gas stations, two grocery chains and even a hardware store right in town. Naturally, there are fresh seafood stands everywhere in Poquoson. In fact, the seafood at these stands have been provided by several generations of fishing families such as the Jenkins’, Hogg’s, Shackleford’s and West’s. Speaking of which, the locally produced movie “The Waterman” was partially filmed along the Poquoson shorelines/water ways. There’s no denying that fishing,crabbing and boating, (both commercial and recreational) are a daily part of Poquoson life. Even if someone doesn’t owe waterfront property, there are several public boat ramps and marinas. Residents can launch at Hunt’s Point, Bennetts Creek, Cedar Creek and Back River. Fisherman and boaters will doubly enjoy Amorys Wharf; it has a launch and fishing pier. Both Islander and Poquoson Marinas offer docking for power and sailboats. It’s clear that Poquoson homeowners can expect an excellent quality of life.
When it comes to local events, the annual Poquoson Seafood Festival is one of the true highlights. Held each October over a three-day period, attendants enjoy fireworks, a 5k run, local bands, fishing tournaments,work boat races, and local artisans selling their wares. But, it is the delicious fresh crab cakes and signature blue soft shell crab that keeps people coming back for more!
It’s plain to see why the city of Poquoson remains a desirable place to live in Hampton Roads!