Best Places to Live

Williamsburg, VA

Population: 14,754
Courtesy of Visit Williamsburg

Serving as Virginia's capital from 1699-1780, Williamsburg today is perhaps best known for the College of William & Mary, founded in 1693. The city enjoys a tourism-based economy due in large part to Colonial Williamsburg, a restored historic area that attracts 3 million visitors a year. Also in the city are two major theme parks – Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA.