Let me explain why Williamsburg, Virginia, is a one-in-a-million place to retire in. Williamsburg was originally settled in 1638 (and was called Middle Plantation, for its location on the high ground about halfway across the Peninsula). Because of the history and location, there are always unique (and sometimes antique) homes for sale and, obviously, many different active-lifestyle communities – Williamsburg offers options for any kind of retirement! Let me count some ways:
- Art Galleries – the arts include the finest visual mediums, chamber music, symphony, and the performing arts.
- Culture – this is a highly desirable college town, with William & Mary, so there is easy access to culture, sports, and continuous learning.
- Ghost Tours & Walking Tours – many guided tours are available in the historic area, the colonial area, and the William & Mary college campus.
- Golfing Communities – more than a dozen public courses, some open year round. There are many communities to live in and retire in, while you golf out your back door.
- History – the Historic Triangle is the colonial communities of Yorktown, Jamestown, and Colonial Williamsburg. Many restored attractions are linked by the Colonial Parkway.
- Hospitals – Williamsburg has two and one of them was, recently, named one of the safest hospitals within the US.
- Museums – some within Williamsburg city and several within a half hour.
- Shopping – from the Outlets to the Williamsburg Pottery to Merchant Square – shopping for all seasons and all occasions.
- Taverns – these restaurants in the Colonial Williamsburg historic area have patrons sit at candlelit tables with reproduction plates, utensils, and authentic menus. The servers wait on tables in costume and act as historic interpreters.
- Theater and Movies – the historic Kimball Theater has music, theater, and independent films showing, constantly. Williamsburg also boasts a movie theater and a movie tavern.
- Urban Communities – Newtown and High Street are both within Williamsburg and these mixed-use neighborhoods include traditional homes, town houses, and garden apartments, designed around streets that link the community with parks, walking trails, bike trails and lots of retail and office spaces.
- Waterfront – you can easily visit the salt water (the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay are, both, within an hour) and you can easily live on either the James River or York River; Williamsburg is located between the two.
- Weather – Williamsburg enjoys four mild seasons – you might even enjoy a white Christmas, here.
No matter what your lifestyle preference, residents will find opportunities for growth and hospitality – because you’ll find that if you Retire In Williamsburg, you’ll find a perfect blend of charm, sophistication, culture and history.
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Rolf Kramer, REALTOR®, ABR, SRES, e-PRO
Licensed in Virginia
Liz Moore and Associates,
5350 Discovery Park Blvd.
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Williamsburg has become a Mecca for retirees over the past dozen years because of its history, charm, vacation amenities, proximity to major cities and airports, and affordable cost of living. Check out www.retiringinwilliamsburg.com for information about the Williamsburg community, lifestyles available, and search for homes for sale.