horse and carriage out in town in Williamsburg, Virginia
EXPLORE williamsburg

History, Culture, Shopping & Lots of Charm

Williamsburg, Virginia, is a premier retirement destination. Its favorable climate and bustling culture offer an abundance of sights and sounds to keep your mind and body engaged and the grandkids entertained year-round.

Located in the Historic Triangle, you can witness America’s beginning at Historic Jamestown. See where America won its independence at Yorktown Battlefield. Immerse yourself in Colonial Williamsburg, the world’s largest living history museum.

Williamsburg is also a popular shopping destination. Hunt for name brands at Williamsburg Premium Outlets. Stroll the quaint shops, galleries and restaurants of Merchants Square next to Colonial Williamsburg. You’ll have fun finding unique treasures.

WindsorMeade’s location is also ideal for continuing education and college sports. The college of William and Mary is just down the road, where many take advantage of our partnership with their Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program.

If you’re an outdoors enthusiast, the area boasts beautiful parks for walking and sightseeing. You can hop on your bike and explore the many miles of the Capital Trail. And on the many sunny summer days, you can sail the Chesapeake Bay and fish, kayak and canoe along the James, York and Chickahominy Rivers.

“It's our grandchildren ... they love WindsorMeade. We would never see them without Busch Gardens and all the active, fun history here.”
— Resident Bill S.

For golf lovers, Williamsburg boasts over a dozen courses, including the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, Kingsmill Resort and Williamsburg National, designed by some of the game’s most notable architects. The mild climate allows play nearly year-round.

The arts and culture scene is vibrant. From the world-class Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg and the Muscarelle Museum of Art, there’s much to experience, including festivals, concerts and other special events.

Hungry? Savor exquisite five-star cuisine, unique dinners and everything in between. Don’t miss the Williamsburg Winery and the many award-winning microbreweries.

For the kid in you (and the grandkids), you’ll love Busch Gardens Williamsburg, the world’s most beautiful theme park, Water Country USA and the Great Wolf Lodge. For easy day trips, Richmond (the state capital) and the sandy shores of Virginia Beach are both less than an hour away.

We’re also within close proximity to major hospitals and medical centers for additional peace of mind.

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