Just north of Waterbury, along Route 8 and the Naugatuck River, Watertown is a beautiful residential community. Homes for rent in the Oakville section of Watertown are more densely developed in suburban neighborhoods, while houses in the northwest part of town are much more rural, with farms nearby. There are also two large state forests, Black Rock State Park and Mattatuck State Forest, in the north end of town, making for plenty of recreation for outdoorsy families. But no matter what section of town families rent in, they're near Interstate 84 as well as cities such as Hartford and New Haven.
Fun Facts for Future Renters
Watertown was started in 1684, after 36 men, including founder Thomas Judd, bought land from the Paugasuck Native Americans who inhabited the area. Parts of the town were once under the control of Waterbury in the south and Plymouth nearby.
John Trumbull was born in Watertown in 1750. Famous as a poet of the Revolutionary War, Trumbull was also a lawyer in Connecticut who wrote political editorials and studied under future president John Adams.
Helpful Resources for Residents
With five schools across town, Watertown Public Schools offer the children and teenagers in town a great place to learn and prepare for life after graduation.
Whether you're looking for a tax form, the phone number for the police department or just some information on the community calendar, the Watertown town website is a helpful tool for residents.