Santa Cruz-Watsonville Metro Area, CA Rankings

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The Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metro Area is highly ranked in various categories. According to BestPlaces, the Santa Cruz-Watsonville region ranked 19th out of 626 metros for job growth, 5th for college graduates and 4th in entrepreneur activity. The area also ranked very well in affordability with a cost of living index score lower than the national average. Additionally, the area has high ratings for its recreational activities and is home to some of the best beaches along the coast as well as a number of well-known state parks. All these factors contribute to making Santa Cruz-Watsonville an ideal place to live or work.

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