Williamsburg was originally settled in 1632 half-way across the Virginia peninsula between the James and York rivers.
Williamsburg, the largest tourist attraction in Virginia, is the centerpiece of the Historic Triangle of Virginia. The well-known Colonial Williamsburg is a 301-acre Historic Area within the city that celebrates the early history of America and is why 4 million visitors flock to the city annually.
Williamsburg is also home to the College of William and Mary.
Among GreatPlacesToRetire.com cities, Williamsburg ranks high in crime, age of population and natural hazards risk. Williamsburg ranks low in man-made hazards risk and water quality.
For more detailed city facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:
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