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One of our favorite areas that we serve is Williamsburg, Virginia. The area has a small-town feel with relatively newer constructed homes, is a crowning historic area, and is one of the most sought-after places to live in South-Eastern Virginia. Nestled between and close to two larger cities, Williamsburg is a perfect place for those seeking a peaceful more laidback lifestyle. The city is conveniently located 45 miles from the state’s Capital of Richmond and 60 miles from the Virginia Beach oceanfront. The area is especially desirable among retirees who enjoy the beautiful, safe, gated communities and suburban neighborhoods that boast a clean, natural environment often with homes sitting right next to or in the vicinity of a golf course. Some of the more notable golf and retirement communities are Ford’s Colony, Kingsmill on the James, and Colonial Heritage, boasting gorgeous, large colonial-style homes, townhomes, and condominiums with a wide variety of sizes and price ranges accommodating the discerning retiree or professional. These communities have all of the desired amenities including tennis courts, swimming pools, fitness centers, golfing, and restaurants. There are numerous designated parks and the public and private K-12 schools are considered excellent.
Williamsburg is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It was founded in 1699 by some of the first founders and colonists of this country and was considered the capital of the British colonies. It is a culturally and politically significant town lived in and visited by some of our founding fathers and original patriots. Many of Colonial Williamsburg’s buildings, streets, and structures have either been restored or reconstructed to their original condition making it a sort of authentic living history museum. The shops or Shoppes are a favorite for tourists who watch old-world actors portray the town-folk inhabitants and craftsmen such as the candlemaker and blacksmith. The Colonial area has over 500 buildings and some of the most famous being The Governor’s Palace, Bruton Parish church, and the Old Court House. There are also famous battlefields. Residents enjoy visiting these historically significant areas as there is an abundance to see and explore.
The College of William and Mary boasts a beautiful, wooded campus with architecture that blends into Colonial Williamsburg. The prestigious college is our country’s second-oldest public higher learning institution. Over 8500 students have given the area surrounding it a college town feel with shopping, restaurants, pubs, and entertainment. There is a business school among other specialized Masters’ programs making this one of the most relevant and desired colleges for young people seeking a top-notch education in the country.
Jamestown which is nearby was founded in 1607 and is considered the first English settlement. There is a ferry boat across the James River which adds to the adventure. It is connected to Yorktown, another historically significant nearby town by the Yorktown Parkway. This scenic route winds its way through natural beauty and history for 23 miles linking Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown and forming what has been deemed a historic triangle.
For shopping and entertainment, there are the Williamsburg Outlets which have famous brand stores. Busch Gardens, Water Country USA, and Great Wolf Lodge are all favorites to entertain the younger members of the family. Great restaurants abound including the upscale La Yuca to the famous Pierce’s Barbeque both of which people drive from miles around to enjoy.
If you are buying a home in Williamsburg, consider hiring a home inspection company like Summit Home Inspections with a meticulous home inspector that has experience inspecting homes of all shapes and sizes in and around the area and works with the area’s best real estate agents.