Lake Ontario - Watertown Area real estate is considered a top ten market for lake homes and lake lots in New York.
There are typically 70 lake homes for sale on Lake Ontario - Watertown Area at any given time. The lake will usually have 30 or so lake lots and land for sale.
Lake Ontario - Watertown Area homes for sale have an average list price of $328,000, with many great homes at higher and lower prices.
Lake Ontario is one of the five famous Great Lakes of North America. It is the fourteenth largest lake globally and covers land in the United States and Canada. Lake Ontario is over four million acres in size, with 634 miles of shoreline, and you won't have any trouble finding your perfect home here.
New York is a famous state to enjoy Lake Ontario's shores, and the state encompasses over 200 miles on the southern shore of this great lake. With the lake's gorgeous landscape, it is no wonder that Ontario translates to "beautiful lake."
The Watertown Area is a famous market for lake homes on Lake Ontario. This city of Watertown is located a few miles off the eastern coast of this great lake. It is located in Jefferson County and lies 180 miles northwest of Albany, 70 miles north of Syracuse, and 31 miles south of the Ontario border.
Lake Ontario is an excellent spot for fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, diving, sailing, and more water sports. Due to its large size, residents and visitors can enjoy plenty of water and off activities.
Fishing is a massive draw for tourism to the area. Lake Ontario produces some of the largest king salmon known to the states, and trout is always a famous catch here.
In the summer, expect to find chinook, coho salmon, brown trout, and steelhead on the shore, and these fish increase in size as the season goes along. You can also find walleye, pike, muskie, and smallmouth bass, and the famous salmon and trout.
If you are looking for a more relaxing fishing trip, you can book one of the many local fishermen's charters.
Beautiful beaches and wildlife areas also sit along the shores and are easily accessible, depending on your location.
The sprawling lake town, Watertown, sits along the eastern shore of Lake Ontario, just under an hour's drive from Butterfield Lake. It is one of the larger nearby towns with restaurants on the river, malls for shopping, and places to share a drink with friends.
Ives Hill Country Club is a great place to stop for a weekend round of golf. With 18 holes on a well-manicured green, you are sure to have a relaxing time practicing your game.
The New York Zoo is also located in Watertown and spans 32 acres with dozens of native species living in their habitats. Some animals are more common, like black bears and turtles, while others like the Canada lynx, have earned an endangered or threatened status.
Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or a vacation rental, Lake Ontario is an excellent choice.