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Pros

-Outdoor recreation
-Year-round climate
-Educational attainment

Cons

-Tourist impact
-Healthcare
-Cost of living


What Bert Has To Say About Santa Cruz-Watsonville Metro Area


Santa Cruz, a colorful mix of college town, beach town, and cultural center, is an attraction for hippies, yuppies and families alike. The city is famous for its boardwalk, wide sandy beaches and beach amusements. Watsonville is an agricultural center inland, and Soquel and Capitola to the south are more sedate but very attractive beach towns. The University of California at Santa Cruz brings some college life, and the population in general is highly educated. Excellent outdoor recreation is available just to the north in the coastal forests and state parks of the Santa Cruz Mountains.


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Quick Facts About Watsonville


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Watsonville is 8.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Watsonville jobs have Increased by 2.14 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Watsonville's cost of living is 49.80% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Watsonville's population is 53,628 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 72.44 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Watsonville is $473,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -22.96%.
    SCHOOLS
    Watsonville public schools spend $10,353 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 24.8 students per teacher in Watsonville.

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  4/21/2007
Bad crime and kids that walk around breaking into

We live in a nice area and love the climate but cost of living have gotten way out of hand. Vandals walk around smashing windows over and over without getting... (Read More)

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  9/7/2006
just like santa cruz except....

the cost of housing is slightly more affordable (just slightly). Close to the beach and near perfect weather. Especially during summer when it was 107 in San Jose' it... (Read More)

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  6/27/2006
Living in Watsonville

Nice neighborhood, but since moving here we have not felt a sense of... (Read More)

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