Watsonville, California 

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Population

53,628

72% Growth

Unemployment Rate

8.1%

Median Income

$46,691

Avg. Home Price

$578,700

Best Places to Live in Watsonville, California

Beach town complex / Small town - Northern California on Pacific coast, 60 miles south of San Francisco
Pros
-Outdoor recreation
-Year-round climate
-Educational attainment
Cons
-Tourist impact
-Healthcare
-Cost of living

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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.


QUICK FACTS

City: Watsonville
Zip Codes: 95076 95019
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 100 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Watsonville is 8.1% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Watsonville jobs have increased by 2.14%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Watsonville's cost of living is 64.50% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Watsonville's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Watsonville's population is 53,628 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 72.44%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Watsonville is $578,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.69%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Watsonville

It's a good time to buy in Watsonville. Home Appreciation is up 7.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Watsonville Real Estate.

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Reviews for Watsonville   3 Reviews
Bad crime and kids that walk around breaking into - 4/21/2007
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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just like santa cruz except.... - 9/7/2006
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

Living in Watsonville - 6/27/2006
Nice neighborhood, but since moving here we have not felt a sense of... Read More


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95076 95019
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