Williamsburg

Williamsburg is comprised of the two villages of Williamsburg and Haydenville; it is a community rich in New England tradition. Established in 1775, the local economy was dominated by the success of the Hayden, Gere and Company Brass Works, the nation’s leading producers of plumbing fixtures. Flour, saw and silk mills also flourished, in addition to Mrs. Elnathan Graves’ famous cloth covered button factory. However, in 1874 the most disastrous flood in New England occurred along the Mill River, destroying the Town’s industrial section and killing 88 townspeople.

Today, colonial homes still grace this community and two 1930’s mansions, built by the Hayden family are considered among the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the United States. Most residential development consists of single-family homes, although some rental housing is available. Commercial activity includes manufacturing, a lumber mill and a mini-shopping mall located on Route 9. In addition, each village maintains its own Post Office, fire department and library.

Williamsburg offers many popular attractions for visitors such as the General Store featuring home-made ice-cream, baked goods and crafts; the Angel Park for quiet reflection and solitude to enjoy the country view; and many wonderful restaurants including the Brew Masters Tavern.  Visitors may also enjoy touring the Old Town Hall which houses the Historical Society collections and is a visit to our past. Located in the village of Haydenville is the Brassworks building which was originally the Haydenville Mills, the manufacturing site of the first machine made cloth covered buttons.  The Brassworks building is now a multi-use complex of retail, office and school space.

Documents

PVCCC DRAFT Strategic Outreach Plan

PVCCC DRAFT Strategic Outreach Plan
Draft strategic outreach plan as presented by Paul Robbins Assoc. on 10.22.19
PVCCC DRAFT Strategic Outreach Plan

PVTA Service Equity Analysis DRAFT 07-12-17 for release.pdf

PVTA Service Equity Analysis DRAFT 07-12-17 for release.pdf
PVTA Service Equity Analysis DRAFT 07-12-17 for release.pdf
PVTA Service Equity Analysis DRAFT 07-12-17 for release.pdf

Provisional Report_161230_reduced.docx

Williamsburg Facilities Master Plan Committee Final Report
Final Draft of the Report of the Williamsburg Facilities Master Plan Committee
Final Report of the Williamsburg Facilities Master Planning Committee

Williamsburg_HealthyAging_160727_02_web.pdf

Williamsburg Healthy Aging Final Report
Final report by PVPC for the Williamsburg Healthy Aging and Community Design project.
Williamsburg Healthy Aging & Community Design Final Report

SGA Williamsburg Next Steps Memo.pdf

Smart Growth America Next Steps Memo for Williamsburg
A report by Smart Growth America about planning for economic and fiscal health
SGA Williamsburg Next Steps Memo.pdf

Population Trends

20142,474
20132,482
20122,488
20112,485
20102,482

Tax Rates

Tax Rate Commecial: $17.99
Tax Rate Residential: $17.99
(2015)

Race

2014
White 97.5%
Black: 0.5%
Asian: 0.3%
Other: 0.0%
Hispanic or Latino: 4.0%
Vehicle Registrations: 1,324

Real Estate

Year Median 1-Fam Sale Price Foreclosures
2015 $221,391 1
2014 $226,500 2
2013 $220,000 2
2012 $265,000 2
2011 $280,000 3

Employment & Wages

Year Labor Force Unemployment Average Weekly Wage
2016 1,390 34
2015 1,371 54 $598
2014 1,405 73 $604
2013 1,406 88 $554
2012 1,417 78 $569