Is this really Williamsburg?

Is this really Williamsburg?

Posted by admin in Williamsburg 21 May 2017

Almost three months ago, my husband and I moved into our home at 114 Formby, Williamsburg, VA, to discover two things:

  • We may not live on a public thoroughfare since our “street” and many of the streets in the neighborhood doesn’t use a suffix, such as the word “street”, “drive”, “court”,etc. Maybe because the community is gated, they are not public thoroughfares?
  • We really don’t live in Williamsburg. Having come from NJ, I thought everyone lived in a town — not so in Virginia. We are technically residents of James City County with a Williamsburg zip code.There is a City of Williamsburg, a small area of less than 9 miles, while James City County is closer to 180 miles. Perhaps this explains why taxes in Virginia are significantly lower than NJ!