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Old 05-13-2016, 10:30 PM
Location: New Jersey
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Well this is the story, I will be graduating with a bsn in 2 years and my mom and I want to move then. We really like Orlando, but have looked at Williamsburg a lot too, so I thought I'd explore it some more.

What I'm most worried about in Williamsburg is it's said to be dead in nontourist seasons. I like being around a lot of people and activity. I think VA is a gorgeous state and the people have always been wonderful.

But what is there to do in Williamsburg for a 21-22 year old?

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Old 05-20-2016, 09:30 AM
Location: Forest, VA
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Williamsburg is a 12 month tourist season. But there is higher "traffic" during summer when kids are out of school. No worries about things to do through the year.
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Old 08-07-2016, 01:12 AM
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk, VA
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I don't know about things to do in Williamsburg the city itself, but if you have a car you will be 30 minutes to 1 hour away from Tidewater (Norfolk/VA Beach) 1 hour from Richmond and about 2.5 from DC. So you should not be bored if you are willing to leave your house.
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Old 08-07-2016, 03:41 PM
Location: East Coast
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There are a lot of cultural offerings--but not the club scene that you would find in Orlando.
I've heard that people past college age and pre-retirement frequently feel that Williamsburg has little to offer.
Richmond, right up the road, has a lot to offer. Lots of shopping in Newport News. Then there are the beaches 1.5--3 hours away.
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:53 PM
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There are three ice-skating rinks in the Williamsburg - Yorktown area..... A water adventure park..... Many cultural events connected with the College of William and Mary (2nd oldest campus in the U.S.)..... The local, Busch Gardens is America's prettiest theme/ amusement park, and very entertaining..... Many shopping outlets stores..... some outstanding golf courses.

The immediate Williamsburg area is rather sterile and clean-cut, upscale, and geared toward tourists..... I've never noticed any night-clubs, or anything sleazy or "edgey" on my many trips there. If they exist, they must be carefully hidden away -- perhaps on the side-roads, instead of Route 60 ?.....There was a horse racetrack "Colonial Downs" 30 minutes away, but it may have recently closed down ?

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Old 08-12-2016, 05:11 AM
Location: Boydton, VA
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You can control your "recreation", how and where you spend your free time...what you cannot control are things like job market, cost of living, including state, local, and vehicle taxes, weather....once you compare those catagories, how does each city on your list measure up ? With a BSN degree, you should be able to find suitable employment almost anywhere, however a word of caution, when choosing a city (like Charlotte for instance) where one hospital chain has the majority of the market sewn up, you will be limiting your options.

Good Luck
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Old 08-16-2016, 06:01 PM
Location: Williamsburg
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I would post this in the Hampton Roads section. I think you might be a little bored if you are in your early to mid 20's. I live here and love it but need to head to Richmond, Norfolk and beyond for more cultural enrichment. I think our median home price is double that of Orlando so keep that in mind also. $155k in Orlando versus $315k here in Williamsburg
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:49 AM
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I went to W&M when I was about your age. If you're hanging around the campus, there's a ton to do. There's some cool stuff in the area around the college.

But as a whole? Nah, you'll be bored, or have to travel to outside areas.

Summer is a lot of fun.

Winter is like you said: pretty dead.

It's also relatively pricey and professional jobs in the Williamsburg area are pretty scarce.
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:29 PM
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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There are few "clubs" anywhere around Va....maybe in Richmond or DC....but the trip to DC is horrendous. You were told 2.5 hours...but traffic can extend that by more than an hour very easily. Traffic is God-awful on both I-64 and I-95! All the time!
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