No offense, but why would anyone retire to Williamsburg?
A major university (lots of cultural and educational opportunities), nice places to live for modest amounts of money (compared to DC), a good climate, and plenty of reasons for people to stay with us when they come to see the area. Why does it seem like a bad idea to you? You don't have to wear colonial costumes, you know. :)
"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." Immanuel Kant " To the world you are just one more person, but to a rescued pet, you are the world." Praise to God for His healing ways. God truly is greyt.