James City County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 67,009. The county seat is Williamsburg.
Located on the Virginia Peninsula, James City County is included in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is often associated with Williamsburg, an independent city, and Jamestown which is within the county. As of 2007, the median household income was $70,487.
First settled by the English colonists in 1607 at Jamestown in the Virginia Colony, the County was formally created in 1634 as James City Shire by order of King Charles I. James City County is considered one of only five original shires of Virginia to still be extant today in essentially the same political form. The Jamestown 2007 celebration marked the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.
Today, James City County remains an important site of growth and economic development. With an increasing population and a generous endowment of skilled labor, the County attracts not only new businesses and entrepreneurs looking to take advantage of an ideal mid-Atlantic location, and one of the northernmost “right to work” counties in the country, but also retirees seeking the mild seasonal climate and the abundance of cultural events, economic opportunities and historic activities offered. The County is home to the Busch Gardens Williamsburg theme park, the massive Kingsmill Resort, and the Williamsburg Pottery Factory. The Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement attractions combine with Colonial Williamsburg, and are linked to Yorktown by the National Park Service’s bucolic Colonial Parkway, to make worldwide tourism to the Historic Triangle a major economic activity for the county. This highly developed tourist industry coupled with an open business climate, many favorable labor realities, high endowments of human capital from the nearby College of William and Mary and the presence of NASA, Jefferson Laboratory, and numerous defense contractors which give the region the highest concentration of scientists and engineers per capita in the nation.
James City County has chalked full of great communities and well known for some it’s award winning golf communities like Ford’s Colony, Governor’s Land and Kingsmill. Other neighborhoods include Brandon Woods, First Colony, Powhatan Secondary, The Vineyards, Lake Powell, Lake Powell Point, Settlers Mill, Landfall, Drummonds Field, Monticello Woods, Westport, Jamestown Hundred, Greensprings West, Greensprings Plantation, Windmill Meadows, Chancos Grant, Windsor Forest, Kingspoint, Colonial Heritage, Whitehall, Heritage Point, Cypress Point, Kingswood, Powhatan Crossing and many more. James City County is also well known for some solid golfing and various clubs around town to include Kingsmill, Two Rivers at Governor’s Land, Greensprings Plantation, Golden Horseshoe in the City of Williamsburg, and Ford’s Colony. All are wonderful places to live and golf, which is a large reason why Williamsburg became to be developed into a popular destination to live and work.
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