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Santa Cruz County

Watsonville is located in Santa Cruz County, on the central coast of California, United States. It is mainly known for farming and food processing. Strawberries. Apples, Blackberries, Raspberries, Lettuce, and a few other vegetables are majorly grown here. Watsonville has a diversified culture where Sikhs, Portuguese, Croatians, Filipinos, and Japanese live together. The Strawberry Festival is the biggest festival of Watsonville, which takes place every summer and early fall time.


There are a lot of birds that can be seen on the Wetlands of Watsonville. December and January are the coldest in Watsonville, whereas July, August, and September are the most pleasant months to stay and enjoy! The overall population is approximately 53,452 people. Wide sandy beaches and the amusements are the most well known over here. Moreover, delicious Mexican restaurants are serving sinfully tempting dishes.

  • Area6.8 square miles
  • Population53920
  • WeatherHigh 19.7°C Low 7.3°C
Tourist Places

1. Capitola Beach, 2. New Brighton State Beach, 3. Capitola Historical Museum, 4. Capitola Mall

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of housing options are available in Watsonville?

There are a bunch of housing options available for the people staying in Watsonville. The options include single-family homes, townhomes, mobile homes, multi-family homes, and condos. Amongst all, the most common housing option is Single-family homes. The houses here are quite expensive. Only the single-family homes are a little less expensive compared to others.

What is the average home price in Watsonville?

Watsonville has competitive prices for a distinctive housing range. The median listing price of homes in Watsonville is $759K

How is real estate appreciating in Watsonville?

The real estate in Watsonville is appreciated by 3.9%. From the past ten years, real estate is seen appreciating in Watsonville at a higher rate compared to other cities.  However, in the last twelve months, the appreciation has decreased to -1.75%.

What are some of the most popular areas to live in Watsonville?

Some of the most popular areas to live in Watsonville includes Beach town complex, Smalltown, Riverside Rd, Soquel, Capitola are some of the most popular areas to live in Watsonville. The attractive beach towns have more number of people residing there.

How is life in Watsonville?

Watsonville is a great place to live in. The people living there are very welcoming and friendly with everyone. The advantage of staying in Watsonville is that Santa Cruz and Salinas are nearby, and there is a lot of exciting stuff to do out there in your leisure time. Watsonville gives an amazing opportunity of year-round bird watching to all the citizens staying there. There are a lot of amusement parks in this city. The Latino and Mexican - American culture makes it an exciting place to live in. The schooling and health in Watsonville are above average and offer a dense suburban feel to the residents.