Watertown, TN

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Who is Watertown a good fit for?

Watertown, Tennessee is home to roughly 1,500 local residents. This small town has a strong community presence and a lovely town square. The area has famously featured in music videos for a number of artists, including Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, and Justin Bieber. The average age of residents living in Watertown is 41 years old. This location is perfect for those wanting a simple, small-town atmosphere, and much rather prefer to avoid a busy, chaotic city.

Where to eat, hang out and have a good time

Although dining options are fairly limited, Watertown does have a few standout local restaurants. A favorite for delicious pizza and Italian dishes is Nona Lisa Pizzeria. You can also find tasty Greek food located at Sparta Greek Grill. As for classic southern comfort food, you’ll want to check out The Depot Junction.

The town draws in a crowd at the popular drive-in movie theatre, Stardust. However, other nightlife activities in Watertown are sparse. Since it falls within Wilson County, Watertown prohibits the sale of packaged liquor. Additionally, the town bans the sale of packaged beer and wine on Sundays.

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Nona Lisa Pizzeria

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Depot Junction Cafe

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The Adopted Farmhouse Coffee Co.

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Pros & Cons of living in Watertown

Pros

  • Although it is a small town, the community presence is strong.
  • Crime rates are very low.
  • Area housing prices are affordable.

Cons

  • You can anticipate longer commute times.
  • Options are very limited in terms of restaurants or nightlife activities.
  • Privacy becomes more of a challenge within a smaller residential population, as everyone often knows everyone.

How to get around in Watertown

Due to the rural and remote location, average commute times for those living in Watertown are long. On average, one-way commute times are nearly 40 minutes. Highway 70, also known as Sparta Pike, passes through the area to ease accessibility. However, even with the major highway, it does not change Watertown’s secluded location.

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Things to do around Watertown

Shop Springs Farm

Farmers Market

Watertown, TN

Star Dust Drive In Theater

Drive-in movie theater

310 Purple Tiger Dr, Watertown, TN 37184

The 204 Fitness Center

Fitness Center

204 Public Square, Watertown, TN 37184

Parks and Recreation in Watertown

Area Vibes notes Watertown is safer than 80% of cities in the United States. Both violent and property crime rates are substantially lower than the state and national average. As of September 2020, the FBI noted only 14 reported crime incidents in Watertown for the previous calendar year.

Cedar City Trail

S Hartmann Dr, Lebanon, TN 37087

The Cedar City Trail is located at Don Fox. It not only loops around the park, but it meanders past the Music City Star train station, the Old Mill, up Greenwood Ave to Main Street, and past Jimmy Floyd Family Center. It is a very interesting trail, with plenty of wildlife, wild flowers, the creek, and other nature to enjoy while you walk.

Don Fox Community Park

416 Baird Park Cir, Lebanon, TN 37087

The Don Fox Community Park offers the community a host of amenities. The mission of the Don Fox Park is to enhance the quality of life in Lebanon by creating the environment and the opportunity to meet the diverse leisure needs of the residents of the city. The goal of the Don Fox Community Park is to maintain and develop a park that is attractive, safe, functional, and available to all segments of the population.

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Watertown School Info

Watertown is home to three public schools; Watertown Elementary, Watertown Middle School, and Watertown High School. All three schools rank Grade B for education performance. Class sizes are small, averaging around 15-16 students in a room. The town does not have any private institutions located within the city limits.

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Crime in Watertown

In the past year in Watertown there were 4% more assaults, 13% less burglaries, 4% less robberies, 58% less vehicle thefts compared to the national median.

Cost of Living in Watertown

The cost of living in Watertown is comparable to the nation’s average but higher than most places in the state of Tennessee. Sperling’s Best Places notes the highest indicator of the metric to be transportation, including gasoline and car maintenance expenses. Housing prices fall below the nation’s average, and the average cost of homes in Watertown is $300,557. Roughly 75% of the residential population are homeowners, and the average age of real estate is 55 years old.

  • Education costs 1.20% less than the national average.
  • Entertainment costs 2.30% more than the national average.
  • Food costs 0.40% more than the national average.
  • In Watertown utilities costs 0.30% more than the national average.
  • Healthcare costs 2% more than the national average.

Overall, Watertown’s cost of living is 1% more expensive than the national average.

Job Market of Watertown

6,176 Total Popultation

The median household income in Watertown is $52,927 and the average household income in Watertown is $62,670. 14.52% of the population people works in Healthcare, 13.26% works in Manufacturing, and 10.18% works in Retail.

Real Estate Trends of Watertown

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Active Listing
278
Avg. Days on Market
$282,880
Average Listing Price
$276,608
Average Sales Price
97.78%
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FAQs

What is life in Watertown like?

Life in Watertown operates at a much slower pace and is ideal for those who enjoy a laid-back lifestyle. The small town has a very close-knit community and rural atmosphere. Watertown has roughly only 1,500 residents, many of which are retirees.

Why are homes in Watertown a good investment?

Purchasing a home in Watertown is a good investment considering the low cost of housing. The small town also has an exceptionally low rate of crime and top-performing public schools, which drive up its appeal for living here.

How long does it take to commute to Downtown Nashville from Watertown?

Commuting from Watertown to Downtown Nashville by car will take approximately 54 minutes.

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