It was the water that brought the first settlers to Poquoson. Though the water may still hold the spell over many a Poquoson resident today, Poquoson continues to attract new residents today for a variety of reasons. The City is in close proximity to major employment sites including military bases, NASA, and Huntington Ingalls Shipyard. Poquoson has a very low crime rate. The lack of serious crime is a testament to the sound values of Poquoson residents and the vigilance of the Poquoson Police Department. The Poquoson School System has consistently ranked among the best in the state. The City boasts a small town atmosphere with compatible neighbors who have a common interest in the well being of the City and their families. From Paddling a Kayak, to Recreational Boating and Fishing Poquoson has it all. Located on the Virginia Peninsula, Poquoson's coastal areas are home to abundant wildlife and beautiful marshes. Convenient access to the Chesapeake Bay combined with boat slips and other marina services make Poquoson a natural gateway for recreational boaters and fishermen alike. Soak up the stillness and tranquility of our inlets and secluded coves. Paddle among the pelicans, ducks, and skimmers in your kayak. Fishermen can drop a line in the fabled fishing grounds of the Chesapeake Bay, just minutes away by boat.