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79 Apartments for rent in Williamsburg, VA

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13 Units Available
Elan Williamsburg
100 Whitworth Way
Williamsburg, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,390
811 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
1112 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 11:28 AM
We are temporarily ceasing in-person tours with prospective residents. Virtual tours are available.
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12 Units Available
Sterling Manor
155 Sterling Manor Dr
Williamsburg, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,342
896 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,040
1192 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 11:28 AM
Next to The Shops at High Street, this apartment community features a resort-style pool, a theater room, and a dog park. Apartment homes boast stainless-steel appliances, walk-in closets, and vaulted ceilings.
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7 Units Available
Woods of Williamsburg Apartments
108 Tilghman Court
Williamsburg, VA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$936
655 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,017
895 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:28 AM
Fully equipped kitchens with white appliances and white cabinetry. Private patio or balcony available in select units. Sparkling pool, playground and on-site laundry facility. Pet friendly.
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8 Units Available
Parkway Apartments
416 Merrimac Trl
Williamsburg, VA
1 Bedroom
$944
900 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,117
1075 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,394
1350 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:28 AM
Plush carpeting, private patio or balcony, and fully equipped kitchens. Large master bedrooms. Sparkling swimming pool and fully equipped fitness center on site. Pet friendly.
Verified
16 Units Available
The Pointe at New Town
4375 New Town Ave
Williamsburg, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,190
816 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,482
1286 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:27 AM
This community is located in New Town Village, so residents can easily access shopping, dining and entertainment venues by walking. Property features pool, media room and clubhouse. Apartments have hardwood floors and in-unit laundry.
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12 Units Available
Monticello at Powhatan
3500 Carriage House Way
Williamsburg, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,259
900 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,414
1292 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,649
1700 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:27 AM
A 22-acre luxury apartment complex just a short walk from shopping, entertainment and dining. Modern layouts with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a pet-friendly policy.
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7 Units Available
Stratford at Williamsburg
100-A Stratford Rd
Williamsburg, VA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$949
767 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 10:44 AM
Spacious, modern apartments with handsome hardwood flooring throughout. Residents can take advantage of community pool, dog park and grilling area. Walking distance to dining at Cici's, La Tolteca and Captain George's Seafood.
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66 Units Available
Aura at Arbordale
401 Bulifants Boulevard
Williamsburg, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,325
858 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,385
1102 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,825
1324 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:27 AM
Aura at Arbordale features beautiful 1-3 bedroom apartments. Close to the College of William and Mary, Busch Gardens, and historic Williamsburg, you will also enjoy easy access to I-64.
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2 Units Available
High Street View Luxury Apartments
101 Kings Manor Drive
Williamsburg, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,415
791 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
High Street View brings new luxury apartments to the heart of Williamsburg. The community is appointed with a level of detail and character that reveals a charm befitting of its inviting spaces and natural surroundings.
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6 Units Available
Aura at Quarterpath
4050 Battery Boulevard
Williamsburg, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,315
876 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,505
1138 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,780
1347 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:17 AM
Homes with private patios or balconies, self-cleaning ovens, and spacious walk-in closets. Community amenities include a salt-water pool, detached garages, and a business center. Close to I-64.
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4 Units Available
Country Club Apartments
201 Tam O Shanter Blvd
Williamsburg, VA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,049
756 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
We've Gone Virtual! We are offering virtual and self-guided tours so that you can still visit us while practicing social distancing! Current residents, please contact us to schedule an appointment.
1 Unit Available
19 Grove Avenue
19 Grove Avenue , Williamsburg, VA
Second Street
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
912 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:39 AM
Welcome home to this cozy 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom home conveniently located near Colonial Williamsburg, restaurants, shopping and more! Backyard fenced with storage shed. Ready for move in NOW!
1 Unit Available
310 Patriot Lane
310 Patriot Lane
Williamsburg, VA
1 Bedroom
$700
500 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:38 AM
One bedroom one bath condo located in Patriot Condos. Patriot Condos is conveniently located off of Richmond Road near major shopping and dining and close to Historic Colonial Williamsburg.
1 Unit Available
149 Parkway Court
149 Parkway Drive
Williamsburg, VA
3 Bedrooms
$2,010
2338 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:38 AM
This three story townhome is located close to the heart of Colonial Williamsburg. Located on the first floor a direct entry 1 car garage with a Great room, which can be used as a bonus room or office. The second floor is open living at its best.
1 Unit Available
803 Promenade Lane
803 Promenade Ln , Williamsburg, VA
Walnut Hills
2 Bedrooms
$1,660
1231 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:38 AM
One-level living featuring 2-bedroom, 2-baths. Kitchen with granite- counter-tops, stainless steel appliances. Enjoy meals at counter bar, eat-in area or the separate dining area.
1 Unit Available
4119 Northridge Street
4119 Northridge St
Williamsburg, VA
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
2071 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:38 AM
Like new 3BR 2.5 Bath, 2,071 sq. ft. Villa located in the City of Williamsburg, Quarterpath at Williamsburg Village Green North. Maintenance-free living with first floor owners suite, screened porch, and 2 car rear loading garage.
1 Unit Available
121 Cutspring Arch
121 Cutspring Arch
Williamsburg, VA
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1678 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
121 Cutspring Arch Available 11/13/20 121 Cutspring Arch - SCHEDULE A SHOWING: https://showmojo.com/l/0873df9027 Showings will be available for this property in October. 2 bedroom 2.5 bath condo located in Claiborne Condos.
1 Unit Available
508 South Boundary Street
508 South Boundary Street , Williamsburg, VA
Jamestown Road
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
912 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:41 AM
City of Williamsburg! - Lovely home in the heart of Williamsburg. Walk to CW, W&M! 2 bedrooms 1 bath. Huge backyard. unfinished basement for storage (RLNE5817926)
1 Unit Available
102 Park Place
102 Park Place
Williamsburg, VA
3 Bedrooms
$1,775
1936 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:41 AM
- Like New Town home in the Village of Quarterpath, Williamsburg VA. Open Floor Plan. 3 Bedrooms 2.
1 Unit Available
122 Penniman Road
122 Penniman Road
Williamsburg, VA
1 Bedroom
$825
440 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:41 AM
122 Penniman Road - SCHEDULE A SHOWING ONLINE: https://showmojo.com/l/71ccb1a066 This adorable property features a one bedroom, one bath home is located off of Penniman Road and is convenient to shopping, dining and I-64.
1 Unit Available
2502 Westgate Cir
2502 Westgate Circle
Williamsburg, VA
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
1400 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:41 AM
2502 Westgate Cir Available 12/05/20 2502 Westgate Cir - SCHEDULE A SHOWING ONLINE:https://showmojo.com/l/4c3ea00098 Beautiful two story condo in Williamsburg. Two masters on each level with a loft and a total of 1400 square feet of living space.
1 Unit Available
310 J Patriot Lane
310 Patriot Ln
Williamsburg, VA
1 Bedroom
$700
460 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:41 AM
310 J Patriot Lane Available 12/04/20 310 J Patriot Lane - SCHEDULE A SHOWING ONLINE: https://showmojo.com/l/9d8c5e3095 One bedroom one bath condo located in Patriot Condos.
1 Unit Available
376 Merrimac Trail #524
376 Merrimac Trail
Williamsburg, VA
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
1398 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:41 AM
376 Merrimac Trail #524 Available 11/06/20 376 #524 Merrimac Trail - SCHEDULE A SHOWING ONLINE: showmojo.com/l/45c57d1053 2 Bedroom 2 Bath third floor condo in Barclay Square. Open floor plan with laminate flooring throughout.
1 Unit Available
209 Quarterpath Road
209 Quarterpath Road
Williamsburg, VA
4 Bedrooms
$1,960
2476 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:41 AM
209 Quarterpath Road Available 11/09/20 209 Quarterpath Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185 - End unit townhome convenient to Colonial Williamsburg and I99. Two master bedrooms - one on each level. 1st floor master bedroom with garden tub.

Median Rent in Williamsburg

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Williamsburg is $1,067, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,271.
Studio
$1,050
1 Bed
$1,067
2 Beds
$1,271
3+ Beds
$1,752
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How much is rent in Williamsburg?
In Williamsburg, the median rent is $1,050 for a studio, $1,067 for a 1-bedroom, $1,271 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,752 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Williamsburg, check out our monthly Williamsburg Rent Report.
How much is rent in Williamsburg?
In Williamsburg, the median rent is $1,050 for a studio, $1,067 for a 1-bedroom, $1,271 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,752 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Williamsburg, check out our monthly Williamsburg Rent Report.
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While some Williamsburg properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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While some Williamsburg properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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How can I find off-campus housing in Williamsburg?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Williamsburg. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include College of William and Mary, Hampton University, University of Richmond, Christopher Newport University, and Eastern Virginia Medical School.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Williamsburg. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include College of William and Mary, Hampton University, University of Richmond, Christopher Newport University, and Eastern Virginia Medical School.
City GuideWilliamsburg
Vibrant, historical Williamsburg served as the political and cultural center of the budding American colonies during the infancy of the United States.
Vibrant, historical Williamsburg served as the political and cultural center of the budding American colonies during the infancy of the United States.

Urbanites and those who want a more remote living situation can both find something to love in the many Williamsburg neighborhoods that match elegance and convenience while providing a unique Virginia flavor. Steeped in history yet vibrant with 21st-century life, Williamsburg is a truly unique place to live. Enjoy delectable restaurants, rich nightlife, historical destinations, and top-notch spa locations. Live and work in a slice of history while enjoying cutting-edge amenities and plenty of tourist watching.

Moving to Williamsburg

Enjoy the little perks of living in a tourist area -- like exploring the immaculate Williamsburg Botanic Gardens or touring the Williamsburg Winery (Virginia's largest winery!). With one bedroom apartments, two bedroom apartments, three bedroom apartments, and even three bedroom houses for rent in Williamsburg, the city offers a range of price points and amenities in places for rent.

Williamsburg's historic district is a "living museum," where Revolutionary-era American society comes alive for visitors. Still a sleepy little burgh in the 1910s, today the city thrives on a mix of tourist activity and a vital business center. Home to the likes of Congressman John Nicholas, Senator Lemuel Bowden, New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor, and singer Bruce Hornsby, Williamsburg is continuing to make history.

Moving to Williamsburg
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Enjoy the little perks of living in a tourist area -- like exploring the immaculate Williamsburg Botanic Gardens or touring the Williamsburg Winery (Virginia's largest winery!). With one bedroom apartments, two bedroom apartments, three bedroom apartments, and even three bedroom houses for rent in Williamsburg, the city offers a range of price points and amenities in places for rent.

Williamsburg's historic district is a "living museum," where Revolutionary-era American society comes alive for visitors. Still a sleepy little burgh in the 1910s, today the city thrives on a mix of tourist activity and a vital business center. Home to the likes of Congressman John Nicholas, Senator Lemuel Bowden, New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor, and singer Bruce Hornsby, Williamsburg is continuing to make history.

Williamsburg Neighborhoods

Ready to make a little history yourself? Let's find you an apartment! There are so many beautiful neighborhoods in Williamsburg to choose from, like:

Braemar Creek Condos: This little neighborhood, surrounded by the Williamsburg National Golf Course, offers brand new units with a sense of Williamsburg's historic style.

City Green Condos: Planned as Williamsburg's first eco-green condo community, these units are currently open for rental. Close to William and Mary, the units feature recycled glass countertops and sustainable bamboo flooring, among other amenities.

La Fontaine Condos: La Fontaine is located within walking distance of shops and medical facilities. These mid-sized condos look more like freestanding homes than traditional condominiums. Condo rentals in any of these three neighborhoods--or any of several others like them--offer convenient living in beautiful locations at a range of price points.

New Town and High Street: Mixed residential and shopping developments like these have sprung up as the area has tripled in size since the 1990s. Urban living like that offered in these neighborhoods mixes effortlessly in Williamsburg with more traditional homes from the 20s and 40s, as well as older housing in and near the Williamsburg historic district.

Holly Hills: Located about a mile from historic Williamsburg, the Holly Hills neighborhood sits on part of a historic plantation dating back to the late 1600s. These fine homes showcase what Williamsburg has to offer those who want a more serene, less urban atmosphere.

Williamsburg Neighborhoods
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Ready to make a little history yourself? Let's find you an apartment! There are so many beautiful neighborhoods in Williamsburg to choose from, like:

Braemar Creek Condos: This little neighborhood, surrounded by the Williamsburg National Golf Course, offers brand new units with a sense of Williamsburg's historic style.

City Green Condos: Planned as Williamsburg's first eco-green condo community, these units are currently open for rental. Close to William and Mary, the units feature recycled glass countertops and sustainable bamboo flooring, among other amenities.

La Fontaine Condos: La Fontaine is located within walking distance of shops and medical facilities. These mid-sized condos look more like freestanding homes than traditional condominiums. Condo rentals in any of these three neighborhoods--or any of several others like them--offer convenient living in beautiful locations at a range of price points.

New Town and High Street: Mixed residential and shopping developments like these have sprung up as the area has tripled in size since the 1990s. Urban living like that offered in these neighborhoods mixes effortlessly in Williamsburg with more traditional homes from the 20s and 40s, as well as older housing in and near the Williamsburg historic district.

Holly Hills: Located about a mile from historic Williamsburg, the Holly Hills neighborhood sits on part of a historic plantation dating back to the late 1600s. These fine homes showcase what Williamsburg has to offer those who want a more serene, less urban atmosphere.

Williamsburg's History (The Short Verson)

In the early 20th century, the Reverend W.A.R. Goodwin sought to preserve his historic Episcopal church in downtown Williamsburg. He succeeded, but as he watched the rest of the area struggle, he knew he could do more. He sought backing from prominent philanthropists, and finally found supporters in John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and wife Abby Rockefeller. Their efforts culminated in a 301-acre Historic Area that became Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia's most-attended tourist attraction. The Historic Area makes up the "Historic Triangle" with Jamestown and Yorktown, connected by the Colonial Parkway. A century after Goodwin began his efforts, the attraction continues to grow and evolve, seeking a more complete view of the African-American experience in Williamsburg and working to attract a 21st-century clientele.

Williamsburg continues to make its own history. In 1983, the ninth G7 Summit was held in Williamsburg, and Queen Elizabeth II visited Jamestown and Williamsburg in 2007. In 2009, President Barack Obama's first journey on Air Force One was to visit Williamsburg as part of a retreat for House Democrats. As relevant today as when it was founded, the city continues to adapt to changing circumstances. The town has a way of contributing high-profile members to national and international affairs, and of drawing international players in to enjoy its world-class amenities while conducting serious business.

The Little Details

Williamsburg consists of 9.1 square miles situated on a ridge in the Virginia Peninsula between the York River and James River, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Southeast of Richmond and northwest of Norfolk, Williamsburg occupies the northwest corner of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Located on I-64, Williamsburg shares the tourist trade in the area with Virginia Beach, while Norfolk serves as the Hampton Roads major business district. The town of Williamsburg has cool, mild winters and hot, humid summers. It's located further inland than Norfolk, so winters are a little colder and spring is a little warmer than the Norfolk area--just two more reasons to love Williamsburg!

Local Attractions

Colonial Williamsburg offers educational tours and experiences for children and adults of all ages, from DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, to costumed guides and historic downtown tours. Virginia's first Capitol building and the Governor's Palace are both located in Williamsburg, along with Bruton Parish Church--the oldest continually operating church in the U.S. Just down the Road, Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA attract vacationers of all ages. Roller coasters, water features, shows and attractions make Williamsburg not just an excellent tourist destination, but a particularly fun place to live.

The independent city of Williamsburg shares schools and courts with the larger James City County, as well as supporting three community colleges and the venerable College of William and Mary -- America's second-oldest college, next to Harvard. When you live in Williamsburg you can expect a delicious mixture of historic splendor and modern convenience.

Williamsburg's History (The Short Verson)
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In the early 20th century, the Reverend W.A.R. Goodwin sought to preserve his historic Episcopal church in downtown Williamsburg. He succeeded, but as he watched the rest of the area struggle, he knew he could do more. He sought backing from prominent philanthropists, and finally found supporters in John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and wife Abby Rockefeller. Their efforts culminated in a 301-acre Historic Area that became Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia's most-attended tourist attraction. The Historic Area makes up the "Historic Triangle" with Jamestown and Yorktown, connected by the Colonial Parkway. A century after Goodwin began his efforts, the attraction continues to grow and evolve, seeking a more complete view of the African-American experience in Williamsburg and working to attract a 21st-century clientele.

Williamsburg continues to make its own history. In 1983, the ninth G7 Summit was held in Williamsburg, and Queen Elizabeth II visited Jamestown and Williamsburg in 2007. In 2009, President Barack Obama's first journey on Air Force One was to visit Williamsburg as part of a retreat for House Democrats. As relevant today as when it was founded, the city continues to adapt to changing circumstances. The town has a way of contributing high-profile members to national and international affairs, and of drawing international players in to enjoy its world-class amenities while conducting serious business.

The Little Details

Williamsburg consists of 9.1 square miles situated on a ridge in the Virginia Peninsula between the York River and James River, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Southeast of Richmond and northwest of Norfolk, Williamsburg occupies the northwest corner of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Located on I-64, Williamsburg shares the tourist trade in the area with Virginia Beach, while Norfolk serves as the Hampton Roads major business district. The town of Williamsburg has cool, mild winters and hot, humid summers. It's located further inland than Norfolk, so winters are a little colder and spring is a little warmer than the Norfolk area--just two more reasons to love Williamsburg!

Local Attractions

Colonial Williamsburg offers educational tours and experiences for children and adults of all ages, from DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, to costumed guides and historic downtown tours. Virginia's first Capitol building and the Governor's Palace are both located in Williamsburg, along with Bruton Parish Church--the oldest continually operating church in the U.S. Just down the Road, Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA attract vacationers of all ages. Roller coasters, water features, shows and attractions make Williamsburg not just an excellent tourist destination, but a particularly fun place to live.

The independent city of Williamsburg shares schools and courts with the larger James City County, as well as supporting three community colleges and the venerable College of William and Mary -- America's second-oldest college, next to Harvard. When you live in Williamsburg you can expect a delicious mixture of historic splendor and modern convenience.

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City GuideWilliamsburg
Vibrant, historical Williamsburg served as the political and cultural center of the budding American colonies during the infancy of the United States.
Vibrant, historical Williamsburg served as the political and cultural center of the budding American colonies during the infancy of the United States.

Urbanites and those who want a more remote living situation can both find something to love in the many Williamsburg neighborhoods that match elegance and convenience while providing a unique Virginia flavor. Steeped in history yet vibrant with 21st-century life, Williamsburg is a truly unique place to live. Enjoy delectable restaurants, rich nightlife, historical destinations, and top-notch spa locations. Live and work in a slice of history while enjoying cutting-edge amenities and plenty of tourist watching.

Moving to Williamsburg

Enjoy the little perks of living in a tourist area -- like exploring the immaculate Williamsburg Botanic Gardens or touring the Williamsburg Winery (Virginia's largest winery!). With one bedroom apartments, two bedroom apartments, three bedroom apartments, and even three bedroom houses for rent in Williamsburg, the city offers a range of price points and amenities in places for rent.

Williamsburg's historic district is a "living museum," where Revolutionary-era American society comes alive for visitors. Still a sleepy little burgh in the 1910s, today the city thrives on a mix of tourist activity and a vital business center. Home to the likes of Congressman John Nicholas, Senator Lemuel Bowden, New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor, and singer Bruce Hornsby, Williamsburg is continuing to make history.

Moving to Williamsburg
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Enjoy the little perks of living in a tourist area -- like exploring the immaculate Williamsburg Botanic Gardens or touring the Williamsburg Winery (Virginia's largest winery!). With one bedroom apartments, two bedroom apartments, three bedroom apartments, and even three bedroom houses for rent in Williamsburg, the city offers a range of price points and amenities in places for rent.

Williamsburg's historic district is a "living museum," where Revolutionary-era American society comes alive for visitors. Still a sleepy little burgh in the 1910s, today the city thrives on a mix of tourist activity and a vital business center. Home to the likes of Congressman John Nicholas, Senator Lemuel Bowden, New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor, and singer Bruce Hornsby, Williamsburg is continuing to make history.

Williamsburg Neighborhoods

Ready to make a little history yourself? Let's find you an apartment! There are so many beautiful neighborhoods in Williamsburg to choose from, like:

Braemar Creek Condos: This little neighborhood, surrounded by the Williamsburg National Golf Course, offers brand new units with a sense of Williamsburg's historic style.

City Green Condos: Planned as Williamsburg's first eco-green condo community, these units are currently open for rental. Close to William and Mary, the units feature recycled glass countertops and sustainable bamboo flooring, among other amenities.

La Fontaine Condos: La Fontaine is located within walking distance of shops and medical facilities. These mid-sized condos look more like freestanding homes than traditional condominiums. Condo rentals in any of these three neighborhoods--or any of several others like them--offer convenient living in beautiful locations at a range of price points.

New Town and High Street: Mixed residential and shopping developments like these have sprung up as the area has tripled in size since the 1990s. Urban living like that offered in these neighborhoods mixes effortlessly in Williamsburg with more traditional homes from the 20s and 40s, as well as older housing in and near the Williamsburg historic district.

Holly Hills: Located about a mile from historic Williamsburg, the Holly Hills neighborhood sits on part of a historic plantation dating back to the late 1600s. These fine homes showcase what Williamsburg has to offer those who want a more serene, less urban atmosphere.

Williamsburg Neighborhoods
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Ready to make a little history yourself? Let's find you an apartment! There are so many beautiful neighborhoods in Williamsburg to choose from, like:

Braemar Creek Condos: This little neighborhood, surrounded by the Williamsburg National Golf Course, offers brand new units with a sense of Williamsburg's historic style.

City Green Condos: Planned as Williamsburg's first eco-green condo community, these units are currently open for rental. Close to William and Mary, the units feature recycled glass countertops and sustainable bamboo flooring, among other amenities.

La Fontaine Condos: La Fontaine is located within walking distance of shops and medical facilities. These mid-sized condos look more like freestanding homes than traditional condominiums. Condo rentals in any of these three neighborhoods--or any of several others like them--offer convenient living in beautiful locations at a range of price points.

New Town and High Street: Mixed residential and shopping developments like these have sprung up as the area has tripled in size since the 1990s. Urban living like that offered in these neighborhoods mixes effortlessly in Williamsburg with more traditional homes from the 20s and 40s, as well as older housing in and near the Williamsburg historic district.

Holly Hills: Located about a mile from historic Williamsburg, the Holly Hills neighborhood sits on part of a historic plantation dating back to the late 1600s. These fine homes showcase what Williamsburg has to offer those who want a more serene, less urban atmosphere.

Williamsburg's History (The Short Verson)

In the early 20th century, the Reverend W.A.R. Goodwin sought to preserve his historic Episcopal church in downtown Williamsburg. He succeeded, but as he watched the rest of the area struggle, he knew he could do more. He sought backing from prominent philanthropists, and finally found supporters in John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and wife Abby Rockefeller. Their efforts culminated in a 301-acre Historic Area that became Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia's most-attended tourist attraction. The Historic Area makes up the "Historic Triangle" with Jamestown and Yorktown, connected by the Colonial Parkway. A century after Goodwin began his efforts, the attraction continues to grow and evolve, seeking a more complete view of the African-American experience in Williamsburg and working to attract a 21st-century clientele.

Williamsburg continues to make its own history. In 1983, the ninth G7 Summit was held in Williamsburg, and Queen Elizabeth II visited Jamestown and Williamsburg in 2007. In 2009, President Barack Obama's first journey on Air Force One was to visit Williamsburg as part of a retreat for House Democrats. As relevant today as when it was founded, the city continues to adapt to changing circumstances. The town has a way of contributing high-profile members to national and international affairs, and of drawing international players in to enjoy its world-class amenities while conducting serious business.

The Little Details

Williamsburg consists of 9.1 square miles situated on a ridge in the Virginia Peninsula between the York River and James River, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Southeast of Richmond and northwest of Norfolk, Williamsburg occupies the northwest corner of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Located on I-64, Williamsburg shares the tourist trade in the area with Virginia Beach, while Norfolk serves as the Hampton Roads major business district. The town of Williamsburg has cool, mild winters and hot, humid summers. It's located further inland than Norfolk, so winters are a little colder and spring is a little warmer than the Norfolk area--just two more reasons to love Williamsburg!

Local Attractions

Colonial Williamsburg offers educational tours and experiences for children and adults of all ages, from DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, to costumed guides and historic downtown tours. Virginia's first Capitol building and the Governor's Palace are both located in Williamsburg, along with Bruton Parish Church--the oldest continually operating church in the U.S. Just down the Road, Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA attract vacationers of all ages. Roller coasters, water features, shows and attractions make Williamsburg not just an excellent tourist destination, but a particularly fun place to live.

The independent city of Williamsburg shares schools and courts with the larger James City County, as well as supporting three community colleges and the venerable College of William and Mary -- America's second-oldest college, next to Harvard. When you live in Williamsburg you can expect a delicious mixture of historic splendor and modern convenience.

Williamsburg's History (The Short Verson)
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In the early 20th century, the Reverend W.A.R. Goodwin sought to preserve his historic Episcopal church in downtown Williamsburg. He succeeded, but as he watched the rest of the area struggle, he knew he could do more. He sought backing from prominent philanthropists, and finally found supporters in John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and wife Abby Rockefeller. Their efforts culminated in a 301-acre Historic Area that became Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia's most-attended tourist attraction. The Historic Area makes up the "Historic Triangle" with Jamestown and Yorktown, connected by the Colonial Parkway. A century after Goodwin began his efforts, the attraction continues to grow and evolve, seeking a more complete view of the African-American experience in Williamsburg and working to attract a 21st-century clientele.

Williamsburg continues to make its own history. In 1983, the ninth G7 Summit was held in Williamsburg, and Queen Elizabeth II visited Jamestown and Williamsburg in 2007. In 2009, President Barack Obama's first journey on Air Force One was to visit Williamsburg as part of a retreat for House Democrats. As relevant today as when it was founded, the city continues to adapt to changing circumstances. The town has a way of contributing high-profile members to national and international affairs, and of drawing international players in to enjoy its world-class amenities while conducting serious business.

The Little Details

Williamsburg consists of 9.1 square miles situated on a ridge in the Virginia Peninsula between the York River and James River, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Southeast of Richmond and northwest of Norfolk, Williamsburg occupies the northwest corner of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Located on I-64, Williamsburg shares the tourist trade in the area with Virginia Beach, while Norfolk serves as the Hampton Roads major business district. The town of Williamsburg has cool, mild winters and hot, humid summers. It's located further inland than Norfolk, so winters are a little colder and spring is a little warmer than the Norfolk area--just two more reasons to love Williamsburg!

Local Attractions

Colonial Williamsburg offers educational tours and experiences for children and adults of all ages, from DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, to costumed guides and historic downtown tours. Virginia's first Capitol building and the Governor's Palace are both located in Williamsburg, along with Bruton Parish Church--the oldest continually operating church in the U.S. Just down the Road, Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA attract vacationers of all ages. Roller coasters, water features, shows and attractions make Williamsburg not just an excellent tourist destination, but a particularly fun place to live.

The independent city of Williamsburg shares schools and courts with the larger James City County, as well as supporting three community colleges and the venerable College of William and Mary -- America's second-oldest college, next to Harvard. When you live in Williamsburg you can expect a delicious mixture of historic splendor and modern convenience.

Rent Report
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September 2020 Williamsburg Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Williamsburg Rent Report. Williamsburg rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Williamsburg rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Williamsburg rents increase sharply over the past month

Williamsburg rents have increased 0.8% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 3.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Williamsburg stand at $1,068 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,271 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in May. Williamsburg's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -0.4%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents rising across cities in Virginia

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Williamsburg, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Virginia, 7 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -0.4% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Arlington is the most expensive of all Virginia's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,070; of the 10 largest cities in Virginia that we have data for, Arlington, Alexandria, and Newport News, where two-bedrooms go for $2,070, $1,845, and $1,017, respectively, are the three major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-3.0%, -1.7%, and -0.3%).
    • Portsmouth, Roanoke, and Virginia Beach have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.4%, 2.4%, and 2.4%, respectively).

    Williamsburg rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased moderately in Williamsburg, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Williamsburg is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Williamsburg's median two-bedroom rent of $1,271 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Williamsburg's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Williamsburg than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than twice the price in Williamsburg.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Virginia Beach
    $1,110
    $1,340
    0.8%
    2.4%
    Norfolk
    $800
    $960
    0.1%
    0.6%
    Chesapeake
    $1,020
    $1,230
    0.9%
    0.7%
    Newport News
    $840
    $1,020
    0.1%
    -0.3%
    Hampton
    $900
    $1,080
    0.6%
    2%
    Portsmouth
    $790
    $950
    -0.1%
    2.4%
    Suffolk
    $890
    $1,070
    0.3%
    0.9%
    Williamsburg
    $1,070
    $1,270
    0.8%
    3.7%
    See More

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    September 2020 Williamsburg Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Williamsburg Rent Report. Williamsburg rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Williamsburg rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Williamsburg Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Williamsburg Rent Report. Williamsburg rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Williamsburg rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Williamsburg rents increase sharply over the past month

    Williamsburg rents have increased 0.8% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 3.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Williamsburg stand at $1,068 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,271 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in May. Williamsburg's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -0.4%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents rising across cities in Virginia

      Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Williamsburg, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Virginia, 7 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -0.4% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, Arlington is the most expensive of all Virginia's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,070; of the 10 largest cities in Virginia that we have data for, Arlington, Alexandria, and Newport News, where two-bedrooms go for $2,070, $1,845, and $1,017, respectively, are the three major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-3.0%, -1.7%, and -0.3%).
      • Portsmouth, Roanoke, and Virginia Beach have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.4%, 2.4%, and 2.4%, respectively).

      Williamsburg rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have increased moderately in Williamsburg, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Williamsburg is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Williamsburg's median two-bedroom rent of $1,271 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While Williamsburg's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Williamsburg than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than twice the price in Williamsburg.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Virginia Beach
      $1,110
      $1,340
      0.8%
      2.4%
      Norfolk
      $800
      $960
      0.1%
      0.6%
      Chesapeake
      $1,020
      $1,230
      0.9%
      0.7%
      Newport News
      $840
      $1,020
      0.1%
      -0.3%
      Hampton
      $900
      $1,080
      0.6%
      2%
      Portsmouth
      $790
      $950
      -0.1%
      2.4%
      Suffolk
      $890
      $1,070
      0.3%
      0.9%
      Williamsburg
      $1,070
      $1,270
      0.8%
      3.7%
      See More

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.