Hooe has a delightful setting close to the estuary of the river Plym. It is made up of Higher Hooe and Lower Hooe, with lower Hooe being the older settlement. Lower Hooe is also closest to Hooe Lake, surrounded by unused quarries and now popular for its sailing, boating and wildlife. It is also home to Hooe Point Sailing Club, constructed on derelict Ministry of Defence Land in 1967, and founded specifically for the benefit of members of the Civil Service. Hooe offers the usual range of local amenities, including its own primary school. There are also two excellent secondary schools within easy reach, Coombe Dean at Elburton and Plymstock School, both recognised as "outstanding" in recent Ofsted reports. Broadway shopping centre in Plymstock itself offers an extensive range of shops, supermarkets and restaurants. Aside from the various sailing and water based leisure activities, local residents can also take advantage of the golf course at nearby Staddon Heights.
Situated within a fifteen minute drive of Plymouth, Hooe has inevitably developed into a popular suburb of this large University City, combining easy commuting with the benefits of living in a small and friendly community.