Spring 2015 Adult Basketball

Spring 2015 Adult Basketball

There is still time to register for the Spring 2015 Adult Basketball League! Click to find out more...

College Road Water Main Replacement Project Update

College Road Water Main Replacement Project Update

After working on a few leaks around town and installing new service connections, the Water Services Division will resume work on the College Road Main Water Replacement Project on Monday, ...

Watsonville High Students Job Shadow City Employees

Watsonville High Students Job Shadow City Employees

Watsonville High School students participated in the Annual Job Shadow Program. The City collaborates with Watsonville High School and Watsonville Rotary to give the students the opportunity to job shadow. ...

Historic Porter Building is For Sale

Historic Porter Building is For Sale

The City of Watsonville is seeking Request for Proposals for the Historical Porter Building. The building was designed by famous Victorian Era Architect Williams Weeks. Read more...

2015 Cesar E. Chavez Awards

2015 Cesar E. Chavez Awards

The 13th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Awards honored those who make Watsonville a stronger community. More...

Upcoming Classes and Activities At Callaghan Park

Upcoming Classes and Activities At Callaghan Park

There are many great classes and activities coming up at Callaghan Park! Click to find out more...

Graywater: Laundry to Landscape

Graywater: Laundry to Landscape

Green Home & Garden Classes continue at Cabrillo College Extension with the collaboration of the City of Watsonville, City of Santa Cruz Water Dpt., Soquel Creek Water District, San Lorenzo ...

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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.