20th Anniversary of the Watsonville Strawberry Festival

20th Anniversary of the Watsonville Strawberry Festival

The 20th Anniversary of the Watsonville Strawberry Festival will be held on August 2nd and 3rd in downtown Watsonville. More...

Taxi Way Charlie Getting a Makeover

Taxi Way Charlie Getting a Makeover

Taxiway Charlie and the General Aviation Apron are receiving a makeover...Read more about it...

Roundabout Update

Roundabout Update

Update - Construction of Roundabout. Graniterock continues its work to complete the roundabout before the start of the new school year. Read more about...

Public Safety Career Day

Public Safety Career Day

Fire & Police will be holding a Public Safety Career Day on August 9th! Read more for complete details.

Housing Authority Vacancy

Housing Authority Vacancy

NOTICE OF VACANCY SANTA CRUZ COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE FOR CITY OF WATSONVILLE

City Receives $225,500 in Grant Funds for Wetlands Trails & Greenway Projects

City Receives $225,500 in Grant Funds for Wetlands Trails & Greenway Projects

The City of Watsonville Receives $225,500 in Grant Funds for Wetlands Trails and Greenway Projects. Read more and find out the details of the grant!

Construction of Roundabout – Update

Construction of Roundabout - Update

Construction continues on the Roundabout. Read the update to find out what's been done. We appreciate your patience!

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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 51,612 (January 2013).   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.