Watsonville is a city in Santa Cruz County located in the Pajaro Valley. Residents and visitors appreciate Watsonville for its small town atmosphere, beautiful beaches and Mediterranean climate. Watsonville is the venue of the annual Monterey Bay Birding Festival, which celebrates the bird species residing in the area, such as waterfowls, raptors and songbirds.
The city's economy is based in majority on agriculture. Watsonville produces a wide range of fruits and vegetables such as strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and table mushrooms. The city is home to many food processing companies such as Driscoll's Strawberries and West Marine Dole.
Watsonville Real Estate
Prospective homebuyers will find plenty of affordable real estate options in Watsonville, from older neighborhoods through historic ranches to Victorian-style homes. Most houses in Watsonville are located on substantial lots and many have picturesque ocean or mountain views. The town's real estate choices also include condos and smaller homes in close proximity of downtown. There are also three senior communities in the city.
The estimated median house or condo value in 2007 was $444,055.
Public schools in Watsonville belong to the Pajaro Valley Unified School District.
Points of interest in Aptos, California:- Watsonville Plaza
- Ag History Museum
- Watsonville Fairgrounds
- Pajaro Valley Arts Gallery
- Pajaro Valley Historical Museum
- Land area: 6.5 square miles
- Population in July 2007: 49,787
- Estimated median household income in 2007: $44,430
- Median resident age: 27 years
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