Local Youth Honored by Monterey Bay Aquarium

Local Youth Honored by Monterey Bay Aquarium

Local youth, Jonathan Rincon from Pajaro Valley High School, was honored as "Hero of the Future" by the Monterey Aquarium. Read more about it...

Halloween Maze of Horror/Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest

Halloween Maze of Horror/Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest

Enter if you dare! The G.H.W.R. Youth Center is creating a Halloween Maze of Horror for all to enjoy.

Running Just for Fun!

Running Just for Fun!

Local program, Watsonville Kids Running Club, was created last November by Connie Guerrero in hopes to get children and teenagers running! Read more about the program and their first Day ...

Community Meeting – Watsonville Transit Center

Community Meeting - Watsonville Transit Center

Community Meeting No. 1 Come and give your input on the redesign of the Watsonville Transit Center. Read more for full details of this first community meeting scheduled for Thursday, ...

City Adopts the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network Master Plan

City Adopts the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network Master Plan

The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail (and rail trail) Network Master Plan was adopted by the Watsonville City Council at their October 14th Meeting. Read more about it...

FREE Cat Spay/Neuter

FREE Cat Spay/Neuter

Take advantage of this great opportunity to reduce your carbon 'PAWPRINT' Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter is offering FREE cat spay/neuter for all cats residing in zip code 95076! ...

California Reads: War Comes Home at the Library

California Reads: War Comes Home at the Library

We are pleased to announce a grant award from Cal Humanities to participate in its California Reads program. From September 27 through November 2014, there will be several programs to ...

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Population: 52,508

Watsonville, California -

A Community of Growing Opportunities

Watsonville is a California Central Coast community full of growing opportunities for individuals, families and growing businesses.

Watsonville, California is known all over the world for its long and rich heritage as a center for agriculture – especially berries. What many may not know is that Watsonville is a proving ground for entrepreneurs and businesses from all types of industries and emerging technologies. Its central location, nestled between the Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz mountains, offers growing companies quick and easy highway access, while avoiding daily traffic snarls. Watsonville’s location is topped only by its ideal climate and the rustic, small town charm of a close-knit rural community.  The Watsonville Area offers beaches, mountains, wine, food, activities and more!

Watsonville is located 95 miles south of San Francisco at the southern end of Santa Cruz County, covers 6.6 square miles, and has a population of 52,508 (January 2014).   It is a quick 30 minute drive to Monterey and less than an hour from the beautiful Big Sur coastline.  Silicon Valley is less than 45 minutes away from our charming town.