Water Line Replacement Scheduled to Begin in July

Water Line Replacement Scheduled to Begin in July

The next project scheduled for the Water Services Division is the replacement of water lines along the Watsonville Square Shopping Center that is set to begin in July. Read more ...

City Hoping Residents Keep Off the Grass

City Hoping Residents Keep Off the Grass

The City of Watsonville continues to create "demonstration landscaping" to hopefully inspire residents and businesses to replace their lawns. Read more to find out how!

RTC: Transportation Measure Headed for November Ballot

RTC: Transportation Measure Headed for November Ballot

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) will place a safety, pothole repair, traffic relief, transportation improvement measure on the November 2016 ballot. Read more for all the details.

CCC Cleans Area of Ohlone Parkway & Harkins Slough Road

CCC Cleans Area of Ohlone Parkway & Harkins Slough Road

Efforts by the City of Watsonville, Watsonville Wetlands Watch and the California Conservation Corps, the corner of Ohlone Parkway and Harkins Slough Road were cleared of trash and nonnative plants.

It’s Time to Visit the Watsonville Nature Center

It's Time to Visit the Watsonville Nature Center

Come and bring the entire family to the Watsonville Nature Center and see what activities they have planned! You'll be sure to enjoy!

Installation of “No Parking” Signs – Street Sweeping

Installation of No Parking Signs - Street Sweeping

City staff will be installing "No parking" signs around several streets. The "No Parking" signs are to inform residents of the schedule for street sweeping.

Does Your Home Need Repairs or Renovations?

Does Your Home Need Repairs or Renovations?

Is your home in need of repairs or renovations? The City's Community Development Department provides assistance to low-income homeowners! Read more for all the details...

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Population: 52,891

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 52,087 (January 2015).   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.