Jamestown Apartments for Rent
The outlet of Chautauqua Lake held great promise when James Prendergast visited the western edge of New York in 1806, and about five years later he returned with his family and settled near the lake. Slowly, other settlers followed his lead, and soon farms, businesses, and the beginnings of the furniture industry began to take shape. The hardwood forests were utilized to make pearl ash, and the settlement became known as “Pearl City.” Renamed in 1815 in honor of James Prendergast, Jamestown became a village in 1827.
One of Jamestown’s most famous residents, Lucille Ball, was born here on August 6, 1911. She is buried at Lake View Cemetery in Jamestown. The homes of her birth and childhood are still standing. Visitors can view replicas of the I Love Lucy set at Desilu Playhouse and see exhibits at the Lucy-Desi Museum. Murals around town include iconic Lucy moments, including the candy factory and a seven-foot bottle of Vitameatavegamin.
Rent a Jamestown apartment and you’ll be surrounded by natural beauty in the form of parks and open green space. McCrea Point Park features a boat launch and fishing, while 152-acre Chadakoin Park has basketball courts, ball fields, a picnic pavilion, and a playground. About 15 miles east of Jamestown, Allegany State Park is a large park divided into two areas. The Red House Area contains a historic building (the administration building), five miles of bike paths, boat rentals, a swimming beach, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and the impressive Thunder Rocks. The Quaker area contains two campgrounds, two lakes, a swimming beach, two fishing piers, a boat launch, and an access point for canoes and kayaks.