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86 Apartments for rent in Williamsburg, VA

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Last updated December 13 at 5:25am UTC
1995 Algonquin Trail
Williamsburg, VA
Updated October 19 at 11:49am UTC
3 Bedrooms
122 Colonial Ave
Williamsburg, VA
Updated December 13 at 1:55am UTC
3 Bedrooms
6235 St. Johns Wood
Williamsburg, VA
Updated November 23 at 12:22pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
5326 Center Street
Williamsburg, VA
Updated December 6 at 4:31am UTC
4 Bedrooms
408 Queensbury LN
Williamsburg, VA
Updated November 9 at 2:11am UTC
4 Bedrooms
828 Vail RDG
Williamsburg, VA
Updated November 30 at 2:19am UTC
4 Bedrooms
133 Parkway DR
Williamsburg, VA
Updated October 21 at 10:02am UTC
3 Bedrooms
5328 Aden Court
Williamsburg, VA
Updated November 22 at 2:19am UTC
3 Bedrooms
58 Winster Fax
Williamsburg, VA
Updated December 2 at 1:27am UTC
3 Bedrooms
243 Reflection Dr
Williamsburg, VA
Updated December 12 at 5:59pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
6515 Continental Street
Williamsburg, VA
Updated November 15 at 11:31am UTC
3 Bedrooms
4304 Keaton Ln
Williamsburg, VA
Updated December 12 at 6:00pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
648 Counselors Way
Walnut Hills
Williamsburg, VA
Updated December 12 at 5:59pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
306 S. Boundary Street #2
Walnut Hills
Williamsburg, VA
Updated December 12 at 11:31am UTC
1 Bedroom
Tarleton Bivouac
Williamsburg, VA
Updated December 7 at 9:33am UTC
3 Bedrooms
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City Guide
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.

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'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.

Rent Report

December 2017 Williamsburg Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2017 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 0.7% over the past month, but have been relatively flat at 0.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Williamsburg stand at $990 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,180 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in August. Williamsburg's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.2%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

Rents rising across cities in Virginia

Throughout the past year, rents have remained steady in the city of Williamsburg, but other cities across the entire state have seen rents increase. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Virginia, 9 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.2% 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 $2,010; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Lynchburg, where a two-bedroom goes for $860, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.2%).
  • Newport News, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.0%, 2.4%, and 2.2%, respectively).

Williamsburg rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

Rent growth in Williamsburg has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Williamsburg is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Williamsburg's median two-bedroom rent of $1,180 is slightly above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Williamsburg.
  • While rents in Williamsburg remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.9%), Seattle (+3.5%), and Dallas (+2.4%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,020, $1,660, and $1,100 respectively.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Williamsburg than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,050, which is more than two-and-a-half times 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 price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Virginia Beach $1,070 $1,280 -0.2% 2.2%
Norfolk $790 $950 0.2% 2.1%
Chesapeake $980 $1,180 -0.0% 2.2%
Newport News $840 $1,010 -0.3% 3.0%
Hampton $870 $1,040 0.2% 1.8%
Portsmouth $770 $930 0.5% 2.4%
Williamsburg $990 $1,180 0.7% 0.2%

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.


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.