"If people come to Watertown, they're going to fall in love. They're going to say, 'Let's build a new home here. Let's start a business here. Let's raise our family here.'"
- Steve Thorson, Mayor of Watertown, SD

We Live

Lakeside recreation works. World-class hunting works. Bike trails, a zoo and a thriving sports scene work, too. If you’re looking for a community that works for you and your family, opportunities abound in Watertown, South Dakota. Tell us what kind of life works for you here and we’ll tell you why Watertown Works.

Fast Facts about living in Watertown

Reasons why living in Watertown is the smartest decision you'll ever make.
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Education here is second to none. With nationally recognized Lake Area Technical Institute visited by President Obama in 2015, and public and private schools for K-12, we invest in the future of our youth.

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At the heart of the Glacial Lakes region, Watertown is a haven for outdoorsmen and women. Year-round you can experience some of the best hunting and fishing in the nation!

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Jump on your bike and take a ride! Watertown is a bike-friendly city with nearly 30 miles of trails (not to mention, 30 miles of breathtaking scenery).

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With dozens of locally owned restaurants and diners, Watertown is a place for foodies of all tastes!

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We’re an active community in the arts. As the home of master painter, Terry Redlin, and his Art Center, and the historic Goss Opera House, our city attracts artists of all kinds.


Request More Info

The Watertown Development Company is a non-profit organization established to own and operate buildings, lands and development areas for the economic benefit of Watertown. Use the form below to send a message to our executive team and we’ll be sure to respond as soon as we can.
  • You can call us directly at (605) 884-0340 or toll free at 1-888-898-6767