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Land in Poquoson on the Virginia Peninsula attracts investors, developers and homebuyers looking for property in a laid-back area with unlimited opportunities. The 78-square-mile city includes 63 square miles of water. Located in the Coastal region, the Poquoson land has a population of 12,930. Part of the Hampton Roads area, it is bordered by the cities of Hampton and Newport News and York County. Less than an hour from Virginia Beach, it is 30 minutes from Yorktown. The 3,500-acre Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge is located at about the midpoint of the Atlantic Flyway, making the area a favorite with waterfowl hunting. Once used as a bombing range, due to the amount of unexploded ordnance that remains, only the 200-acre Cow Island portion of the refuge is open to the public. Poquoson and Back rivers draw fishermen to the shores in search of mullet, striped bass and a variety of both fresh and saltwater species. The top private employers are GI Virginia Poquoson LLC, Bay Partners LLC and Poquoson Veterinary Hospital. Poquoson City Public Schools provides K-12 public education.