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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
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
Williamsburg is a town in Virginia with a population of 14,817. 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
14,817

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$307,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,118
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    65.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    46.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    32.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,184.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    52.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    4%
  • 18-24 years
    40%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    6%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Williamsburg

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,606
National
$55,322
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Williamsburg Reviews

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I've lived in Williamsburg for most of my life and I really love it. I'm planning on attending W&M, which has already begun to provide a new perspective on Williamsburg and the area around it. It's stunning, especially in the spring and fall, has great historical attractions, a good overall town environment, and is pretty safe if you ask me! The only issues I have with Williamsburg is it isn't very walk-able, things can be pretty far apart, and if you aren't part of the college, there isn't much to do in the way of evening/weekend activities. You'd have to head to Richmond or towards Hampton to find any clubs or music. Other than that, I love Williamsburg and I think its a great place to live for people of any age.
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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!
Williamsburg is a suburban community surrounding Colonial Williamsburg. There are tons of opportunities for history due to its location near Jamestown, America's first settlement, and Yorktown, the site of the end of the Revolutionary War. It is also near Ft. Eustis, which is why plenty of military family's live in the area. It is a safe and open environment with lots of recreation spaces and activities, including events on the James River. The schools in Williamsburg James-City County are consistently placed in the top schools in America listings. The climate and temperature here is hot during the summer and cold in the winter, with very little snow. Williamsburg does have a high percent of elderly folk, which is reflected in the neighborhoods and homes nearby.