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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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Quick Facts About Williamsburg


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Williamsburg is 6.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Williamsburg jobs have Increased by 1.73 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Williamsburg's cost of living is 19.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Williamsburg's population is 14,207 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 18.41 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Williamsburg is $279,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.20 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Williamsburg public schools spend $0 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 10.8 students per teacher in Williamsburg.

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Comments


re: Not a fun place - 12/1/2005
"colonial or die seems to be the attitude." ...thank you for making me chuckle even just a bit..suffering from low mood for months...would you say living in... (read more)
re: Small Town Feel - 4/5/2007
I really don't get why people are saying that there is nothing for teens to do. What other town has Water Country and Busch Gardens? Geez. There's tons of things to do... (read more)
re: Life here - 6/26/2005
Nothing for teens to do? I take it that Water Country and Busch Gardens are not there anymore then? They took out all the parks too and stopped allowing canoeing,... (read more)
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