Williamsburg: A Charming Little City with Big Potential
Williamsburg is a little city… with a LOT to offer. Located just under an hour outside of Richmond, Williamsburg is nestled onto the Virginia Peninsula between the James and York rivers, minutes from Newport News, Virginia Beach, and the Chesapeake Bay, and it’s a city filled with possibility.
Williamsburg might be best known for its popular historic spots—like Colonial Williamsburg—but it’s much more than that. There are stunning parks and miles of trails. There are award-winning restaurants. World-class golf courses. Unique museums. Exciting events. Tons of watery adventures… and so, so much more. Come explore Williamsburg… the lifestyle of your dreams might be waiting just around the corner.
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There's So Much to LOVE in Williamsburg!
In the heart of Downtown Williamsburg, Colonial Williamsburg isn’t just the nation’s largest living-history museum. It’s a world of its own wonders, a step back into the heart of America’s history. Take a tour through time at the shops, restaurants, and businesses of Williamsburg, and meet some interesting characters and businesspeople as you do! And afterwards, head next door to Merchants Square for a more modern shopping and dining experience.
Colonial Williamsburg is hardly the city’s only main attraction. No, there are tons of great spots to explore around the city—like the Williamsburg Winery, Virginia’s largest winery, or the Virginia Musical Museum. Williamsburg is also home to two major amusement parks, Busch Gardens and Water Country USA, as well as some key historic sites—like Historic Jamestowne, the first English colony in America, and Yorktown Battlefield, where the British surrendered the Revolutionary War.
Williamsburg is an amazing place to get outside, get active, and explore. The city itself maintains 10 parks, where you can find amenities like sports courts and fields, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, and even boat ramps and rentals. Beyond that, there are endless adventures awaiting in some of the area’s best parks—Freedom Park, New Quarter Park, York River State Park, and more. There’s mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing and kayaking, sailing, fishing, golf, and much, much more.
Plenty of Fun to Be Found
There’s always fun to be found in Williamsburg! There are major shopping centers, like the Williamsburg Premium Outlets or Merchants Square in Downtown Williamsburg. New Town is another local favorite, with tons of shops, restaurants, and even homes and offices, plus a movie theatre and library. Plus, there are always events to enjoy—farmers markets, food festivals, market days, harvest festivals, boat parades, July 4th Fireworks, Christmas Town… the list goes on.
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Schools & Colleges
Students in Williamsburg are served by Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, a top-performing district ranked as one of the best not just in the Norfolk area, but also in the state of Virginia. The district educates about 11,000 students in nine elementary schools, three middle schools, and three high schools.
Williamsburg is also home to several institutes of higher education, including the College of William and Mary, the second-oldest college in America (after Harvard), and three community colleges.
Looking for work in Williamsburg? Despite its small size, Williamsburg offers many diverse and unique employment opportunities—like the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg Winery, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, and Williamsburg Plantation Resorts.
Major industries in the area include Tourism and Entertainment, Medical and Healthcare, Manufacturing, Distribution, and the Public Sector. Other significant area employers include the College of William and Mary, Sodexo, Diamond Resorts, Anheuser Busch, Signature Stone, Riverside Regional Medical Center, and Eastern State Hospital.
Travel & Commute
Need to commute from Williamsburg? Located right off I-64, Williamsburg is a skip, hop, and a jump from anywhere you might need to be. It’s about 25 minutes to Newport News, 50 minutes to Richmond (and I-95), and an hour to Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Plus, another perk: Walk Score names Williamsburg “very walkable”, as most errands can be accomplished on foot!
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Williamsburg offers a wide variety of homes, from old with character to new construction, and many more. Ready to find your Williamsburg home? Contact Carrie Robeson today for more information or to schedule a showing.