Living in Williamsburg

Where we Live & Play

Williamsburg, VA, is home to our historic campus and to Colonial Williamsburg. The vast majority of our team live in, or just outside of, Williamsburg. Some of us commute from Richmond, Newport News or Norfolk/Virginia Beach.

Relocation to Williamsburg will give you access to suburban campus living, the rich history of W&M and Colonial Williamsburg, as well as the beaches at Virginia Beach (60 miles to our East), Skyline Drive through the Shenandoah Mountains to the Blue Ridge Parkway through the Blue Ridge Mountains (155 miles to our West), the Virginia capital in Richmond (50 miles to our East) and the seat of the Federal Government in Washington, D.C. (150 miles to our North). Travel to and away from campus for visiting relatives or friends is convenient with a local Williamsburg Amtrak station and easy door-to-door drives to the Newport News (30 min.), Richmond (50 min.) or Norfolk (55 min.) international airports.

If you are relocating to Williamsburg with school-aged children, read about the Williamsburg James City County School System and our nine elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools here. A quick Google search also provides information on independent schools including parochial schools in the Williamsburg area.

We asked our team what they love to do in and around Williamsburg, and this is what they said:

We love to eat, too, if you hadn’t noticed… Some staff favorite restaurants near campus, near the office, and off the beaten path include Spice Palace, Cochon, Fat Canary (dinner only), Blackbird Bakery, Aticha Thai, Surry Seafood Company, Five Forks Cafe (traditional diner specials for breakfast and lunch only), Opus 9 (especially for happy hour), Pierce's Pitt BBQ (since 1961!), Mellow Mushroom, and Culture Café (breakfast ALL DAY!). And of course, don’t miss the students’ favorite for sandwiches and bread ends with house dressing -- The Cheese Shop on Merchants Square!