Living in Greater Williamsburg

With a temperate climate, low crime rate, top-rated public-school system, access to reliable health care, and moderate cost of living – all within a semi-rural environment – the Greater Williamsburg region offers its residents exceptional quality of life at an affordable cost. With its host of attractions and amenities, outdoor recreation, restaurants, night life, and abundant housing, Greater Williamsburg is an ideal place to work and live.

The region is known as America’s Historic Triangle and boasts three living-history museums: Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, and Yorktown Victory Center. Jamestown, the site of the first permanent English settlement in 1607, offers a glimpse into the lifestyle of early settlers, while Yorktown highlights the sights and sounds of the Revolutionary War and celebrates the British surrender.

Exploring the outdoors is another a great way to experience the Greater Williamsburg region. Whether on foot, by bike, or by kayak, possibilities for outdoor exploration are plentiful. The York, James, and Chickahominy Rivers all offer a range of water-related activities, and scenic trails and historic paths abound in the region. Residents and visitors can take in the sights of Colonial Williamsburg on a run down Duke of Gloucester Street, or enjoy the rich scenery by bike on the 23-mile Colonial Parkway.