Increased Code Enforcement – Residential and Commercial

Increased Code Enforcement - Residential and Commercial

Please note that the City of Watsonville Code Enforcement Division has increased enforcement activities throughout the City, both for residential and commercial code violations.

City of Watsonville Announces New Website & Refreshed Logo

City of Watsonville Announces New Website & Refreshed Logo

The City of Watsonville is excited to announce that big changes are coming as we work on revamping our communication efforts! Read more for all the details.

City of Watsonville Celebrated Earth Day/Day of the Child at City Plaza

City of Watsonville Celebrated Earth Day/Day of the Child at City Plaza

The City's Public Works with the help of Parks & Community Services celebrated Earth Day/Day of the Child at the City Plaza this year.

HWY 129 Near Aromas – Five-day Full Closure Beginning 4/30/2017

HWY 129 Near Aromas - Five-day Full Closure Beginning 4/30/2017

Caltrans has announced a five-day full closure of HWY 129 by Aromas. Be aware and find an alternate route.

Water Line Replacement Project – Crescent Dr., Melrose Ave., & Allston Way

Water Line Replacement Project - Crescent Dr., Melrose Ave., & Allston Way

The next water line replacement project will be in the area of Crescent Dr., Melrose Ave., & Allston Way. There will be some noise, congestion. Project began on April 10th.

Alum Treatment at Pinto Lake Completed

Alum Treatment at Pinto Lake Completed

The Pinto Lake alum application project was completed ahead of schedule! HAB Aquatics Solutions finished the Project on Monday, April 10th. Read more for all the details.

Winning Entry in the 2017 Watsonville Strawberry Festival Poster Contest

Winning Entry in the 2017 Watsonville Strawberry Festival Poster Contest

Check out the winning entry of the 2017 Watsonville Strawberry Festival poster contest.

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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.