Living in Yorktown & Williamsburg VA

The Williamsburg mailing address contains 3 localities: Williamsburg City Limits, James City County & York County. The Historic Area comprises 301 acres with 88 original buildings and hundreds of structures that have been reconstructed on their original locations. Educational tours and programs recreate daily life during the 1700s, when colonists were taking their first steps toward becoming Americans

With its temperate climate and attractive, semi-rural environment, Williamsburg, James City County  and York County is a fulfilling place to live and work, offering endless opportunities that encourage personal and corporate growth. The area boasts a low crime rate, top public school system, and low cost of living.

As one of America’s most beautiful and unique areas, James City County offers an excellent public school system, impressive amenities, low cost of living, and easy access to major cultural and recreational attractions, all of which make top executives and technical people easy to recruit.   Additionally, these same amenities make James City County a desirable vacation or convention location.

Living in Williamsburg and York County

In 2005, Money Magazine named York County one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America. One visit to this beautiful and thriving community and you will quickly understand why.

For over 375 years, York County has been a desirable place to visit, live, and work. York County is the chosen home for families and businesses because they get everything they are looking for in one place: affordable housing options, one of the top-rated public schools in Virginia, excellent recreational and social opportunities, low crime rates, a strong dedicated workforce, abundant green space, and much more.

York’s public schools provide a learning environment conducive to student success. The school division has achieved the highest accreditation rating in Virginia, based on the Standards of Learning exam results, for seven consecutive years and has received several other achievement awards. In fact, in 2005, Money Magazine named York County schools one of the top 100 education buys in the country.

The quality of life in York County is unsurpassed. The county boasts over 200 miles of coastline with numerous access points throughout. Public marinas and boat ramps provide access to creeks and inlets, while two piers along the Riverwalk Landing retail development area are available for recreational boaters and also accommodate regional cruise ships, military ships and visiting tall ships throughout the year.

Shopping, dining, and touring opportunities abound in the County; in the historic area as well as the rapidly growing Lightfoot Commercial Corridor, Route 199 Corridor, and the revitalized Route 17 Commercial Corridor.

One visit to our picturesque locality and you’ll never want to leave!


Average Temperature:

  • Coldest month January (36.4 degrees F.)
  • Hottest month July (77 degrees F.)
  • Annual average 58 degrees F. (mean)
  • Elevation – 0-135 feet, Average 58 feet


  • Rain inches: Wettest month July (0.15 inches)
  • Driest month: December (0.1 inches)
  • Annual total: 44.5 inches
  • Snow inches:  6.8 annual total
  • Heating Degree Days: 58 degrees F. (mean)