A Great Place to Live
Your Home in Watertown
Lakeside recreation. World-class hunting. Bike trails, a zoo and a thriving sports scene. If you’re looking for a community that works for you and your family, opportunities abound in Watertown, South Dakota.
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is an independent hospital and health system that covers a large region of Northeast South Dakota, serving 10+ counties that all come to Watertown for major services.
Watertown School District
The Watertown School District serves nearly 4,000 students in its five elementary schools (K-4), one intermediate school (5-6) middle school (7-8) and high school (9-12). Watertown’s excellent schools are among the best in a state that leads the nation in computer and Internet accessibility for students. The low high school dropout rate and achievement on standardized tests consistently beat state and national averages. Watertown boasts a 2:1 computer per student ratio; and a 1:1 ratio of computer laptops in the high school.
Lake Area Technical College
Watertown’s Lake Area Technical College consistently provides the Watertown community with graduates skilled in the latest manufacturing and computer technologies.
Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI) in Watertown, South Dakota is the winner of the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s preeminent recognition of high achievement and improvement in America’s community colleges and benchmark for community college reform.
LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION
The Watertown/Codington County Area is in Northeast South Dakota. Perched on the intersection of Interstate 29 and U.S. 212, Watertown is approximately halfway between Omaha and Winnipeg and about 200 miles from Minneapolis.
This strategic position means local businesses have easy and quick access to major trucking routes in the Midwest and south-central Canada. A series of federal and state highways, including U.S. 81 and S.D. 20, provide rural commerce and a southern connector that get your goods and services to their intended location as efficiently as possible.
DISTANCE FROM WATERTOWN:
Fargo, ND: 144 miles
Minneapolis, MN: 204 miles
Omaha, NE: 281 miles
Winnipeg, MB: 362 miles
Kansas City, MO: 459 miles
Milwaukee, WI: 539 miles
Chicago, IL: 609 miles
Denver, CO: 755 miles