Charming homes in the best small towns

Williamsburg, Virginia

Population: 14,068
Address: 100 Granite Place
Price: $239,000
What you get: Four bedrooms, two full baths, one half bath, 1,869 square feet
Cost per square foot: $128

Located just 2 miles from Colonial Williamsburg, the 301-acre living-history museum featuring buildings dating from 1699, this home comes with a lengthy list of updates: a new roof, windows, furnace, air-conditioning unit, water heater and guards to keep the gutters leaf-free. Plus, there's new carpet and fresh paint inside. The kitchen is large, but doesn't have the high-end touches many buyers expect. There's a fireplace in the living room and a separate dining area. The rear of the home includes a deck and big backyard. Families will be happy to learn the nearby elementary and middle schools are highly rated.

This home is just an hour from Richmond, but who wants to leave town when you're just 15 minutes from Busch Gardens and Water Country USA theme parks? Or, if history really is your passion, you're just 2 minutes from the Colonial Parkway, a scenic roadway connecting attractions like Historic Jamestown, Yorktown Battlefield and, yes, Colonial Williamsburg.

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Chip DeClerck: Long & Foster Realtors; 757-869-1596