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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Williamsburg is a suburb of Newport News with a population of 14,788. Williamsburg is in Williamsburg City County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Williamsburg offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Williamsburg there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Williamsburg. The public schools in Williamsburg are highly rated.
About Williamsburg...
Population
14,788

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$300,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,149
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Williamsburg Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    93.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    20
    40.7
  • Robbery
    33.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    86.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,196.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    33.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    40%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    6%
  • 45-54 years
    7%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Williamsburg

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,163
National
$55,322
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Williamsburg Reviews

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Williamsburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. At least as far as I’m concerned. I love all of the history. Williamsburg is clean and well cared for. It has the small Town feel with so much to offer. Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown settlement, and Yorktown or just a few wonderful places to visit. You never see dogs running around unattended or large amounts of debris or trash left on the road. Everyone is so friendly and willing to help. Williamsburg has a huge retirement community I have learned so much living here. Colonial Williamsburg it’s one of my favorite places. If you come to Williamsburg I would highly recommend the Cheese shop. They have the best sandwiches. Moving from Springfield Missouri to Williamsburg Virginia was one of the best decisions my mother ever made. I love it here. Probably one of the reasons I am pursuing it the college of William and Mary it is a beautiful campus and of course close to home. I love Williamsburg!
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Williamsburg Virginia is such an amazing area! There are many things to do from spending a day in old colonial Williamsburg, going to one of our many breakfast locations, looking at old battle grounds, learning about Jamestown, to going to Bush Gardens amusement park. You can check out the beautiful college of William and Mary which is the second oldest college in the United States. Schools around the area are quite nice, however, house are rezoned ever so often so you may end up at a different school depending on where you live. The atmosphere is very friendly and everyone is so welcoming! I highly recommend Williamsburg if you are interested in moving there. It’s very close to Richmond if you want to go into a city and if you want to go to a beach Yorktown beach is 20 minutes away or the famous Virginia Beach which is around 1 hour. Lastly, if you have a high school student looking for colleges, VA has an amazing wide variety to choose from!
Williamsburg is a wonderful place to live! The people are very friendly, the atmosphere is very relaxing, and the golf is terrific. There is a small town feel and yet one never feels like there’s anything missing from life in a bigger town.

Traffic to Virginia Beach does get heavy, but since I moved here from the Beach, I haven’t had a huge desire to drive down there, anyway. I highly recommend this town!