For newcomers to upstate New York, it can take time and patience to navigate the vast wilderness of the sprawling area. Many people begin their search for homes for rent by focusing on the Syracuse area. Because of the city, it has become a de facto commercial center in the region, but there are certainly other options. Rentals in Watertown, New York, named after its picturesque waterfalls along the Black River, are situated in a town that has retained its rustic ambiance while becoming a major financial center for the huge rural upstate area.
The sights that surround apartments in Watertown recall the city's origin as a booming industrial area in the early 19th century. In fact, in the early 20th century, some sources say the city had more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in the country. The wealthy roots contributed to the ornate architecture that still exists in the city, and that both Canadian and American tourists come to appreciate. Some Watertown rentals rest near a park that was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the famous architect who designed New York City's Central Park.
Those who rent Watertown homes can enjoy these views from Thompson Park, which includes tennis courts, picnic areas, sports fields, an 18-hole golf course, a zoo, hiking trails and an elevated view over the city and river. Another weekend option is the Seaway Wine Trail Tours, which treat guests to meals and wine tasting as they navigate the beautiful area to four different wineries.
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