A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$319,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,093
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

Williamsburg Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    46
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    7
    41
  • Robbery
    59
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    66
    500
  • Theft
    1,383
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    59
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,091
National
$55,322
Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Williamsburg, VA is a place like no other. Other cities you may find wonderful restaurants, amusement parks, and great activities; but there is only one place where the birth place of a nation can call home. That place is right here in Williamsburg, VA! From Historical Jamestown, where the colonists came and created their first settlement, to Colonial Williamsburg and then Historic Yorktown, where we gained our independence. There is so much history in this quaint beautiful town. Along with its history the are is kept very neat and clean. The public school system is amazing, I actually have a child who attends one and the resources available to parents is far above satisfactory. The area creates a lot of revenue and jobs. The tourism industry is huge and the amount of jobs available in hospitality are unbelievable. If you're looking into Williamsburg, VA for a vacation, history lesson, or place to live, you really cant go wrong!
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Williamsburg is an ideal small college town with lots to offer during your short stay here. I enjoy taking walks in colonial Williamsburg and learning about the history of this beautiful country. There are so many restaurants to choose from - my favorite is Opus 9 Steakhouse- and lots of activities (mainly Busch Gardens) Williamsburg is a peaceful, quiet town that is ideal for raising a family. It has everything to offer and then some. I simple love it here!
Williamsburg is a family friendly vacation spot. There are many historical places to visit from Jamestown where the English first settled, Colonial Williamsburg our first capital, to Yorktown Battlefield. There are 2 beaches one at Jamestown and at Yorktown. There are 2 amusement parks including Busch Gardens and Water Country. There are many timeshares with family activities such as pools, video game rooms, spas, in house movie theaters, tennis courts, put put courses. They also have activities such as crafts, yoga instructions, historical interpretations, bingo nights and s'mores kits for their fire pits. There are many restaurants to pick from. I lived there for 4 years and worked there 22 years. Safe environment.