Rural Living

Watsonville

Watsonville was originally a small multi-ethnic community inhabited by farmers, ranchers, and those who prefer the tranquility of rural living. In recent years, Watsonville has experienced tremendous growth with the addition of many new developments and large shopping centers, and this community is now home to over 50,000 residents. Despite the recent growth, much of the area's small-town charm remains in the form of historic Victorian houses, and late 1880s storefronts that line Main Street. Read more about Watsonville homes for sale.

View of mountains overlooking Watsonville farmland

Watsonville Home Statistics

Average Home Price $1.4M
Lowest Priced Home $89K
Highest Listing Price $7M
Total Property Listings 49
Avg. Price/SQFT $831

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371 Calabasas Rd, WATSONVILLE

$6,950,000

371 Calabasas Rd, WATSONVILLE

5 Beds 3 Baths 2,786 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81950457

Bailey Properties 831-238-0504MLSListings Inc Logo

21 Lilly Way, WATSONVILLE

$4,795,000

21 Lilly Way, WATSONVILLE

6 Beds 4 Baths 3,540 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81951349

Coldwell Banker Realty 831-334-3056MLSListings Inc Logo

21 Main St, WATSONVILLE

$4,295,000

21 Main St, WATSONVILLE

0 Beds 0 Baths 8,309 SqFt Multi-Residential MLS® # ML81940573

Casa Blanca Realty 831-332-5545MLSListings Inc Logo

211 Smith Rd, WATSONVILLE

$4,250,000

211 Smith Rd, WATSONVILLE

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,384 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81942202

Keller Williams Realty Santa Cruz 831-818-1069MLSListings Inc Logo

60 Avocet Cir, WATSONVILLE

$3,999,888

↓ $500,000

60 Avocet Cir, WATSONVILLE

4 Beds 3 Baths 1,962 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81951414

David Lyng Real Estate 831-600-6253MLSListings Inc Logo

13 Plover Cir, WATSONVILLE

$3,499,000

13 Plover Cir, WATSONVILLE

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,852 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81949840

Sunset Properties 831-345-7056MLSListings Inc Logo

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4 Cypress Grove, WATSONVILLE

$2,495,000

4 Cypress Grove, WATSONVILLE

4 Beds 5 Baths 2,408 SqFt Condo / Townhome MLS® # ML81956283

Intero Real Estate Services 650-279-0444MLSListings Inc Logo

389 Corralitos Rd, WATSONVILLE

$2,400,000

↓ $100,000

389 Corralitos Rd, WATSONVILLE

3 Beds 3 Baths 3,280 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81937044

eXp Realty of California Inc 831-707-8067MLSListings Inc Logo

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2055 Summit Rd, WATSONVILLE

$2,200,000

2055 Summit Rd, WATSONVILLE

2 Beds 1 Bath 1,200 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81956112

Donner Land & Homes, Inc. 408-332-5094MLSListings Inc Logo

151 Rancho Rd, WATSONVILLE

$1,750,000

151 Rancho Rd, WATSONVILLE

4 Beds 2 Baths 2,096 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81950413

Ringwood Realty and Mortgage 831-588-4944MLSListings Inc Logo

221 Peckham Rd, WATSONVILLE

$1,695,000

↓ $80,000

221 Peckham Rd, WATSONVILLE

1 Bed 1 Bath 768 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81933104

Christie's International Real Estate Sereno 831-254-8654MLSListings Inc Logo

2458 Freedom Blvd, WATSONVILLE

$1,690,000

2458 Freedom Blvd, WATSONVILLE

0 Beds 0 Baths 4,100 SqFt Multi-Residential MLS® # ML81954436

eXp Realty of California Inc 831-688-9800MLSListings Inc Logo

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About Watsonville Homes For Sale, California

Watsonville homes for sale present buyers with a variety of houses, condos, and townhomes for sale. These homes vary from mature properties, representing great value, to custom homes, modern developments, and even ranches. Most of the homes in Watsonville are found on generous lots with private backyards and feature stunning ocean or mountain views. There are plenty of opportunities for investors or first-time buyers here, as there are condos and smaller houses available close to downtown at very affordable prices.


Prevalent Watsonville Home Features:

  • Xeriscapes
  • Pools
  • Sun-Filled Properties
  • Custom-wood finishings
  • Seamless indoor-outdoor integrations
  • Authentic hardwood floors
  • Vaulted ceilings

Interested in learning more about Watsonville, California real estate? Contact us online or call 1-831-345-0338 for more information about buying and selling a home in Watsonville and other communities in the Santa Cruz area.

About Historic Watsonville Homes

Whether you're looking for a newly-renovated heritage home, a fixer-upper, or an original piece of history, you'll find it in Watsonville real estate. Some of these types of homes were the first surrounding Monterey Bay dating back to the early 1900s. Styles range from Victorian to early mid-century moderns. Retro bungalows create a resort-like living experience with stunning sea views, mature gardens and trails nearby the Watsonville Wetlands.


Most of the heritage homes in Watsonville have been remodeled to suit the modern buyer, while others are completely untouched. Some of these properties are perfect for future developments, already zoned and have demolition permits.


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Luxury Watsonville Homes For Sale 

Located along the Pacific Ocean at Monterey Bay, Watsonville offers a well-rounded variety of waterfront homes. At the high end of the market, interested home buyers will be impressed with not only the spectacular vistas but the beautiful homes too.


Some Watsonville estates are Tuscan-inspired designs with massive decks facing all of Seascape Beach's glory. There's a handful of heritage mansions available in this area that will make you feel like you're stepping back in a time when homes were similar to movie star retreats. Watsonville luxury real estate comes with all the bells and whistles offering gourmet chef's kitchens, cathedral-high ceilings with picture-windows, spa-like bathrooms , Media rooms, and in-ground pools.


Curb appeal abounds in Watsonville real estate boasting private, lush gardens and patios. Stone-clad fireplaces in living rooms underneath open-beam ceilings add to the relaxed way of life in Watsonville. With beach access steps away from your estate, you'll feel like you're on holiday living in Watsonville luxury.

Amenities Near Watsonville Homes

A variety of pocket communities are found near Watsonville, including the area's desirable private water-front condominiums situated right on the sand: Parajo Dunes. The College Road neighborhood is found just minutes north of the Watsonville city limits featuring lake-views of Kelly Lake and Drew Lake. Residents have great opportunities for boating and water skiing. As you head closer to Santa Cruz, you'll find the sleepy coastal neighborhood of La Selva Beach, and the scenic community of Corralitos, nestled in the foothills.


In addition to the recreation and amenities found in the greater Santa Cruz area, Watsonville has no shortage of its own recreational opportunities. Here you'll find over a dozen local parks, miles of sandy beaches, and also easy access to state parks, and hundreds of acres of mature forest to explore. Watsonville is also recognized for its surfing opportunities, with Manresa State Beach having been named one of the best surf spots in Santa Cruz County, as well as its preserves: most notably, the Watsonville Wetlands.

FAQs About Watsonville

Q: How far is Watsonville from Santa Cruz?
A: Downtown Santa Cruz is roughly a 35 to 40-minute drive from Watsonville, CA.  

Q: What is there to do in the Watsonville area?
A: Watsonville is best known for the multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities, which includes the surrounding parks, beaches, and hiking trails. 

Q: Can I take my dog to Manresa State Beach?
A: Manresa Uplands State Beach & Campground, a popular destination for campers and outdoor enthusiasts, is located west of Watsonville, along the coast. Yes, dogs are allowed.


Contact Realtor® Lauren Spencer to learn more about homes for sale in Watsonville, CA. Lauren is happy to arrange a tour of neighborhoods in the area and help you in your search for your dream home.



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