Review of Williamsburg, Virginia


Living here
Star Rating - 10/3/2016
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, the crime here is not bad until you get to the cities like newport news, Hampton, Norfolk. Very bad. Visiting is great. Colonial williamsburg , Busch Gardens, and so on. Other than that forget it. It is very hot and humid and damp and cold in winter. Cloudy and gloomy about half the time year round. On the good side schools are great, the area is clean and well maintained. Has a small town feel but still all the shopping and restaurants one could need. This area consists of 3 categories. retired, college and military. If you don't fall into one of those you may not like it here. The people seem to be very conservative or just depressed. Maybe weather related. Friendly but hard to get to know.it's hard to be motivated when surrounded by people who are not. The economy however is bad if you come to work and no improvement in sight. Wages are crazy low so turnover is high.





Karen | Toano, VA
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I have lived in Chesapeake and currently in Williamsburg since 2005. You nailed it with how it is here. I'm from Northern California and I miss the dryer heat. We are looking to leave here in the near future and head to Oro Valley, Az.
Lisa | Williamsburg, VA
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