Watertown Apartments for Rent
Rafting Along the Black River in Watertown
The Fountain in Watertown's Public Square
Watertown's Public Square
After the Revolutionary War, a group of pioneers decided to travel from New England and settle different regions of New York. One group discovered a terrific area along the Black River in 1800. Deciding it was an excellent location for an industrial hub due to the powerful river, they settled here – in today’s Watertown, New York. Soon, the center of town was cleared to make the Public Square. Today, this historic district features an impressive collection of well-maintained 19th-century architecture and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Watertown is ideally located about 70 miles north of Syracuse and 30 miles south of Canada. And while it is a relatively small city, it is the county seat of Jefferson County and home to Fort Drum. Rent an apartment in Watertown and you’ll also be just about an hour from the Thousand Islands region and three hours from Montreal.
While Watertown may be small, it has a long and impressive history. It was here that the safety pin and “Little Tree” air fresheners for cars were invented, and it is where the “five-and-dime” began by a young store clerk named Frank Woolworth. In addition to the historic Public Square, which today houses a variety of shops and restaurants, Watertown is home to the country’s second-oldest covered mall – the Paddock Arcade – which has been in operation since 1850.