Most students decide to live on campus, considering on-campus housing is available all four years of undergrad; however, living off campus is a fairly doable option. There are plenty of houses available within walking distance as well as the King & Queen Apartments, the complex by the Big Lots department store, and the newer, though more expensive, City Green apartments located right down Richmond Road.
The only hiccups with off-campus housing are the considerable disrepair some of the houses are in (many of them are more than 60 years old) as well as the law mandating that no more than three unrelated people can live in a house. While many choose to rent out extra rooms and collect rent under the table, there is still the risk of getting evicted due to this pesky law. Neighbors, who oftentimes are families or elderly couples, do tend to complain about any noise, which results in a noise violation and fine from the Williamsburg Police Department. Rent is usually affordable, especially in some of the older houses, and can range from as low as $400 to about $600 in the newer apartment complexes.