Make the Move to Watertown

A New Opportunity in a Great Community

Watertown is a safe and friendly place to live, combining all the charm of small town living with the conveniences and amenities of a bigger city. Watertown offers apartment living, rental homes, first time homebuyer and luxury lakeside living.


Homebuyers may receive a down payment of up to $6,000 towards the purchase of their new home when relocating to Codington County for employment.


In 2023, WDC commissioned a Housing Demand Analysis for the City of Watertown related to the current and future demand for both owner- and renter-occupied housing.


Affordable Utilities

Serving the Watertown, South Dakota community for over 60 years, Watertown Municipal Utilities provides electric, water, and natural gas services to over 10,000 residential and 2,000 commercial customers. Watertown Municipal Utilities is committed to providing competitive utility rates for our customers and is consistently ranked among the lowest cost in comparison to other utility companies in the region.

As a provider of electric, water, and natural gas utility services to the residents and businesses in our community, it is their continuing endeavor to provide their customers with high quality, safe and efficient services at the lowest possible cost, while promoting conservation and responsible management of resources.


After taxes, how much of your income do you take home? How much can you buy with your wages? The bottom line is location matters. And we can prove it.

Making the move to Watertown, South Dakota, is like putting money in your pocket. Our low cost of living, low taxes and low utilities mean you can keep more of your hard-earned cash. See how Watertown compares to other states.