Closures During the Holidays

Closures During the Holidays

City facilities will be closed for the Holidays, Christmas & New years and additional days due to continued budget reductions. Read more for contact information during the closures.

Sandbags

Sandbags

Sandbags are available for those who may need them. Read more on where you can get your sandbags. Be safe out there and drive carefully.

Are You Prepared for the Pending Storm?

Are You Prepared for the Pending Storm?

PG&E urges customers to stay safe during storms. Read more for tips from PG&E to help you stay safe during stormy weather.

School Crossing Upgrades

School Crossing Upgrades

The City will be upgrading 31 intersection locations adjacent to thirteen middle and elementary schools. Read more to find out about the locations.

Music Together at Callaghan Park

Music Together at Callaghan Park

Join us for a free demo class of Music Together, a music program for you and your young child (birth-6). Click for more details...

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

The holiday season is upon us! While anytime is a good time to think about personal safety and crime prevention Watsonville Police Department wants to share some holiday shopping ...

Celebrate the Holidays with Less Waste

Celebrate the Holidays with Less Waste

The holidays are here. Let's celebrate the Holidays with less waste. Find out how you can do this by reading all the details!

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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.