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Williamsburg is a town in Virginia with a population of 14,988. Williamsburg is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Williamsburg offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Williamsburg there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Williamsburg. The public schools in Williamsburg are highly rated.

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%
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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
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
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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 Reviews

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Williamsburg is a wonderful place! It is generally safe, and people tend to be very kind. During the summer, and really all the time, it is very touristy, so the few fun activities are overrun by long lines and crying children, but it is a great place to live, and having guests is easy because you are so close to so many places: Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Busch Gardens/Water Country! The downtown area can get old after a while, but I have been seeing some new places that look really interesting! I have lived here for 13 years, and the people and lifestyle have not bored me yet!
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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!
Williamsburg is a great place to raise a family! I have been very pleased with the elementary, middle school and high school. Jamestown High School is one of two Virginia schools that are outside of the DC metropolitan area that routinely are in the top schools in the state.