Get to Know Williamsburg, Virginia

Governor’s Land at Two Rivers balances the pleasures of coastal living with the ever-growing benefits of living in Williamsburg.

Experience four seasons, but take pleasure in our mild winters. Spring arrives early announced by bright yellow daffodils and pink flowering trees. You will find we are close to cultural pursuits, continuing education, unique shopping, exceptional dining and a wealth of volunteerism opportunities. Easily access the Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown and the College of William & Mary.

Williamsburg, Virginia offers it all – excellent education, modern health care, cultural experiences and mild year round weather. For a more in-depth look at what our community has to offer, we invite you to download our Living in Williamsburg guide or check out the latest news and events on VisitWilliamsburg.com.

Williamsburg is a great college town, with extensive continuing education programs, many volunteer opportunities and excellent dining and shopping.

Jake Kirchner

The quality of the public schools that Governor’s Land children attend sealed the deal for us. We don’t feel the need to pay for a private school.

Anonymous Happy Parents

Excellent Schools

School age children attend Matoaka Elementary, Hornsby Middle, and Jamestown High School – all highly ranked schools built within the last 20 years. Ranked #24 of Virginia high schools by U.S. News & World Report in 2016, Jamestown High School offers 19 Advanced Placement courses as well as a full slate of athletic, arts, and service activities.

Beyond high school, the College of William and Mary is a rich resource for Williamsburg residents. Consistently named a “public Ivy” at the undergraduate level, it also offers prestigious graduate programs in law, business, and education – some of which are tailored to working adults who want to advance in their current career or start a new one.

The College also hosts a vibrant lifelong learning program, the Christopher Wren Association. Each semester, approximately 1400 adults take courses on a wide range of topics taught by distinguished volunteers.

In sum, outstanding educational opportunities abound for residents of all ages!

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Restaurants

From a quick deli sandwich to formal French cuisine, Williamsburg restaurants can satisfy your style and taste. Since Williamsburg is a world-class destination, there are many Culinary Institute of America graduates in our community.

While too numerous to list all the dining possibilities, here is a small selection of local establishments that have earned the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Reservations are generally required.

  • Berret’s Seafood Restaurant and Taphouse Grill – Fresh seafood served indoors surrounded by local art or outdoors in the taproom.

  • Blue Talon Bistro – “Serious comfort food” with a distinctly French flair.

  • A Chef’s Kitchen – Combines a culinary lesson with the pleasure of enjoying fine food and selected wines with each course.

  • DoG Street Pub – Gastropub serving craft beers and casual cuisine with an English accent.

  • Fat Canary – Long standing AAA Four Diamond rating for its diverse menu of fresh, in-season ingredients and innovative presentation.

  • Fat Tuna Grill & Oyster House – Local chefs/owners who focus on the freshest seafood. Happy hour M-F 2-6pm.

  • Food For Thought – Classic American dishes in a thought-provoking setting. Décor includes biographical photos of inventors, scientists and inspiring quotes.

  • Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant – Family friendly, locally owned serves lunch and dinner. Traditional fare and individual gourmet pizzas.

  • The King’s Arms Tavern – Takes you back in time with staff attired in period dress and distinctively 18th century fare.

  • Le Yaca – One of the best dining establishments in Williamsburg, serves innovative French cuisine.

  • Sushiya – Excellent sushi, sashimi and hibachi table. Good value for the money. Independently owned.

  • Plaza Azteca – Fun atmosphere for authentic Mexican food, margaritas and appetizers like fresh guacamole made tableside.

  • Second Street – An American bistro – popular gathering spot for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch.

  • The Trellis – Contemporary American cuisine, focused on local produce in a distinctively modern atmosphere.

  • Waypoint Grill – Elegant eatery providing locally sourced seafood, meat dishes in modern surrounds. Menus change seasonally. Nice to dine at the bar.

Farmer’s Market

The Farmers Market in Merchants Square is a great place to shop or just stroll. Every Saturday morning from April through October, 40 vendors offer locally grown or produced items that range from fresh seasonal produce to flowers, baked goods, honey, jams, cheeses and other artisanal options.

In 2016, a national contest sponsored by American Farmland Trust (AFT) found the Williamsburg farmer’s market to be one of the highest-rated farmer’s markets in the country. It took fourth place in all categories, which included People’s Choice, Focus on Farmers, Healthy Food for All, Pillar of the Community and Champion for the Environment.

Volunteer

Residents are enthusiastic volunteers. With hundreds of educational, social service, religious and environmental groups at work in our community, matching your interest to a specific need is easy.

Share your knowledge by mentoring students or adults. Provide comfort to those who are ill. Assist in social services through outreach and mission projects. Support the region’s cultural and historic venues or protect the environment.

For a more in-depth look at what our community has to offer, download our Living in Williamsburg guide.

Travel

Access three conveniently located airports or take advantage of efficient Amtrak service from Williamsburg to Washington, DC and beyond.

  • Richmond International Airport (RIC) | Within 55 minutes west of Governor’s Land, the Richmond International Airport is served by Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, jetBlue, Southwest and United Airlines.

  • Norfolk International Airport (ORF) | Located 55 minutes east of Governor’s Land, the Norfolk International Airport is served by American Airlines, Delta, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.

  • Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) | Within 30 minutes of Governor’s Land, the convenient Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport is served by American Airlines and Delta.

Directions from anywhere in the United States

For directions to Governor’s Land at Two Rivers, 2700 Two Rivers Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185, click here.

Directions from Richmond

Take Highway 64 East toward Williamsburg and Norfolk. Exit to the right on Route 199/Lightfoot Exit 234. Stay on 199 for 6 miles and turn right onto Monticello Avenue. Continue west on Monticello Avenue (also marked as Route 5000) for 4 miles. Just after Monticello Avenue merges into Route 5 West, watch for the low white fencing on your left that denotes Governor’s Land property. Turn left into the entrance and stop at the Security Cottage for directions to your destination.

Directions from Norfolk

Take Route 64 West to Exit 242A. Exit onto Route 199 West (toward Jamestown) and proceed for 7.0 miles. Take the Monticello Avenue (VA321) exit and stay left to head west on Monticello Avenue (also marked as Route 5000). Drive 4.5 miles to a stop light at the intersection with Route 5. Continue straight through the light on Route 5 West. Go 0.4 miles and watch for the white fencing on your left that marks Governor’s Land property. Turn left into the entrance and stop at the Security Cottage for directions to your destination.