Williamsburg Virginia. A city to Retire to
Putting a retirement plan together? Think about looking to retire to Williamsburg, Virginia. With a population of just over 12,000 but more than 4,000,000 visitors annually, Williamsburg, VA is at the top of many best places to retire lists. I know Williamsburg will be on www.retirementNEXT.com short list as well.
Could you retire to Williamsburg? Well you sure would not be only one. There are many criteria that make Williamsburg attractive. From Climate to medicine, to cost of living, Williamsburg is attractive. Throw in the college atmosphere, the heavy tourist draw and the historical ambiance, and you might just fall in love with Williamsburg.
The historic Colonial Williamsburg is a living representation of the 18th century colonial capital. If you are a history buff and you love antiques, this is the place for you. Retire to Williamsburg and you will have shops and cafes in the downtown area to visit, be able to walk to museums and galleries and buy an annual pass to visit wall the attractions in the Revolutionary town ( The pass also gives you free shuttle service though out town.) The downtown is an attractive walkable city adjacent to William and Mary College, with 1200 acres of lush, beautiful campus. Originally charted in 1693, William and Mary students give the town a youthful vibrancy that complements its historical significance and ambiance.
Many retirees would find the mild climates attractive, Williamsburg, Virginia has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 miles of this station is covered byforests (70%), oceans and seas (14%), croplands(7%), lakes and rivers (6%), and built-up areas(3%).
The warm season lasts from May 27 to September 15 with an average daily high temperature above83°F. The hottest day of the year is July 25, with an average high of 92°F and low of 74°F.
The cold season lasts from December 3 to February 29 with an average daily high temperature below 57°F. The coldest day of the year is January 24, with an average low of 31°F and high of 48°F.
Williamsburg is 20 minutes away from the Newport News Airport and three airports are within an hours drive. Highway 64 runs alongside the city and make driving in and out a breeze. Williamsburg is part of the historic triangle of Jamestown, York, and Williamsburg. Over a dozen hospitals and medical centers serve the area. The area is surrounded by water and golf courses.
On a recent visit I was impressed with the housing opportunities. The average sales price of a home in Williamsburg over the previous year was $138 per square foot and the price point averaged just under $280,000. Property tax on that average price would be about $2350 annually. Real estate prices are stable to slightly decreasing over the previous year. Here are some current Home Listings in the area