Golden China Restaurant Fundraiser

Golden China Restaurant Fundraiser

Friends of the Watsonville Library partner with Golden China Restaurant on the first Monday of each month to donate a portion of your bill to Friends beginning March 2nd.

2015 Watsonville Film Festival

2015 Watsonville Film Festival

Make sure to save the date for the 2015 Watsonville Film Festival happening from March 5-8. More...

California Competes Tax Credit

California Competes Tax Credit

Read about the California Competes Workshop and Webinar. Companies large and small that are adding jobs in the state are encouraged to apply for tax credits to help expand their ...

Teachers Attend The Water Education Workshop

Teachers Attend The Water Education Workshop

Every year local teachers attend the Water Education Workshop sponsored by the City of Watsonville, CREEC, and Soquel Creek Water District.

Keeping Up With Watsonville

Keeping Up With Watsonville

Don't forget the permitted watering schedule which was established by the State and adopted by the City. Read more to find out the details.

City is Using Cutting Edge Material

City is Using Cutting Edge Material

Public Works & Utilities' Water Operations Division continues work on replacing the water main on College Road from Cutter Drive to Lake View Road.

City to Develop a Climate Action Plan and Carbon Fund

City to Develop a Climate Action Plan and Carbon Fund

Planning for future generations: The City will develop a Climate Action Plan and Carbon Fund.

Itty Bitty Sports participants.

Parks & Community Services

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.