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Overview of Watertown

Located in upstate New York, Watertown offers residents a comfortable lifestyle and acclaimed regional attractions. The city maintains a vibrant, community-centered atmosphere with small-town appeal and a bustling business sector downtown. Approximately 27,000 people live here and enjoy the scenic natural surroundings of Lake Ontario. Search for Watertown apartments for rent and find one of the most charming communities in the Northeast.

Living in Watertown, NY

Watertown was settled in 1800 when New England pioneers wished to create an industrial center along the banks of the Black River. The village was incorporated in 1816 and continued to prosper as the number of local businesses, industries, and residents doubled quickly.

Today, Watertown officials work to promote leadership in the local community while preserving the city's unique heritage. Residents enjoy numerous cultural and recreational opportunities provided by the pristine environment of upstate New York. Watertown is a very family-friendly city with safe streets, a good public school system, and quiet residential neighborhoods. With Syracuse approximately one hour away, residents in Watertown apartments are not far from big-city excitement.

Watertown Attractions and Special Events

Watertown is home to the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park, which features animals found in the state's local ecosystems. The zoo works to conserve precious resources and promote education with events including the Zoo-to-Do Autumn Ball. With food and wine pairings, live music, and auctions, the event is the premier fundraising event in the county. Watertown also hosts the annual Black River Festival, celebrating attractions on the local river. Events include a group river run, Black River race, Floatees pool toy freestyle race, a superheroes and villains party, and free camping on local campgrounds.

To find a Watertown apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.


Watertown, NY 13601

$840 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath


Fort Drum, NY 13602

$975 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths


Sackets Harbor, NY 13685

$625 and up

1-3 Beds1 Bath


Carthage, NY 13619

$625 and up

2-4 Beds1-3 Baths


Carthage, NY 13619

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1-2 Beds1 Bath