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Pros

-Nearby water recreation
-Educated population
-Stable economy

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Rising costs
-Air service


What Bert Has To Say About Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Metro Area


This complex area straddles the waterway known as Hampton Roads, a large bay that empties into the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. It is the largest metropolitan area in the state in terms of population, and offers an interesting mix of urban, suburban, waterfront and inland environments. The cities of Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth are to the south of the waterway, with the large and rapidly growing Virginia Beach located a few miles to the east along the Atlantic Shore. Hampton and Newport News lie to the north across a long bridge-tunnel connection. The natural harbor makes for one of the best ports on the East Coast, and shipping and shipbuilding activity are paramount, along with fishing and seaport-related commerce.


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    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Williamsburg is 6.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Williamsburg jobs have Decreased by 0.31 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Williamsburg's cost of living is 18.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Williamsburg's population is 15,052 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 30.55 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Williamsburg is $296,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.79%.
    SCHOOLS
    Williamsburg public schools spend $10,816 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Williamsburg.

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  10/3/2016
Living here

Well I guess I'm late to the posts but maybe someone new will want info. I have lived here for 18 years. Growing up in CA. Way different. In response to other posts,... (Read More)

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  6/21/2014
Crime rate in Williamsburg

It is much higher than reported. Police cover up for the wealthy or well connected. Rapists are released from jail by the judges right after conviction. Police are... (Read More)

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  5/3/2014
Really think twice about living here.

As a Northerner and a person of color, I found this area to be the worst place I've lived (I have lived up and down the East Coast). This town is not diverse and in... (Read More)

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