• psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This website is authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities, condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent, Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton, Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry, Va Beach, Yorktown and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @ 757-254-813

10 Best Places for Military Retirement

Its seems that Williamsburg and Hampton Roads Virginia have been passed over in USAA’s recent “ Best Places to Retire for Military Personnel”

Waco, Texas, heads the first-ever “Best Places for Military Retirement” list. USAA and Military.com commissioned a study to create the list to pinpoint places in the U.S. that offer a high quality of life and help maximize military retiree benefits as service members manage their “first retirement” from the armed forces and begin planning their “second retirement” from civilian life.

The remainder of the top 10 list includes:

2.    Oklahoma City, Okla.
3.    Austin, Texas
4.    College Station, Texas
5.    Harrisburg, Pa.
6.    San Angelo, Texas
7.    Madison, Wis.
8.    Pittsburgh, Pa.
9.    New Orleans, La.
10.    Syracuse, N.Y.

“Most military members face two retirements—one from a military career and one from a civilian career,” said Kevin O’Fee, assistant vice president of retirement strategies at USAA. “The list gives veterans a head start on planning both the second and third acts of their lives, which likely involves a new community, a new home and a new financial plan.”

USAA and Military.com worked with Sperling’s BestPlaces to develop the list. Researchers reviewed data on 20 different variables for 379 major U.S. metropolitan areas, which are defined as one or more central cities including the surrounding county or counties. Variables included:

  •     Proximity to a military base and a VA hospital or clinic, base amenities and state taxation on military pensions.
  •     Employment and education opportunities, including employment rates and presence of colleges and universities.
  •     General quality of life issues, such as affordability, housing costs, economic stability, crime rate, climate, health indicators, airport access, arts and culture and recreational activities.

Each of the identified variables was weighted based on importance to military retirees and each metro area was given a score based on its total points for each variable. The metro areas were ranked based on these scores. Metro areas where the median housing cost was 40 or more percent above the national median were excluded from the list.

In addition to the overall ranking, USAA and Military.com developed four other lists that provide service members with the top 10 places to retire in large, medium, small and “military” metro areas. For more information about the lists, visit http://www.usaa.com/bestplaces and http://www.military.com/Finance/usaa-best-places-to-retire/2010.


5395I know a large number of military retirees who will argue that Williamsburg VA and Hampton Roads should have made the list. If you would like to explore retirement opportunities here drop me a line at John!@MrWilliamsburg.com or call 757 254 8136

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