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 $1.5M
Lowest Priced Home $315K
Highest Listing Price $7M
Total Property Listings 56
Avg. Price/SQFT $886

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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

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

21 Main St, WATSONVILLE

$3,999,500

↓ $295,500

21 Main St, WATSONVILLE

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

Casa Blanca Realty 831-332-5545MLSListings Inc Logo

290 Pennsylvania Dr, WATSONVILLE

$3,500,000

290 Pennsylvania Dr, WATSONVILLE

0 Beds 0 Baths 5,060 SqFt Multi-Residential MLS® # ML81958860

Real Brokerage Technologies 831-601-8936MLSListings Inc Logo

127 Cormorant Way, WATSONVILLE

$3,100,000

127 Cormorant Way, WATSONVILLE

3 Beds 4 Baths 1,859 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81959491

David Lyng Real Estate 831-334-4653MLSListings Inc Logo

355 Corralitos Rd, WATSONVILLE

$2,998,000

355 Corralitos Rd, WATSONVILLE

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,950 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81962249

HeartStone Realty 650-339-1520MLSListings Inc Logo

355 Corralitos Rd, WATSONVILLE

$2,998,000

355 Corralitos Rd, WATSONVILLE

0 Beds 0 Baths 1,980 SqFt Multi-Residential MLS® # ML81962253

HeartStone Realty 650-339-1520MLSListings Inc Logo

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

37 Shearwater Ln, WATSONVILLE

$2,300,000

37 Shearwater Ln, WATSONVILLE

4 Beds 3 Baths 1,915 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81961194

David Lyng Real Estate 831-334-4653MLSListings Inc Logo

1277 Amesti Rd, WATSONVILLE

$2,250,000

1277 Amesti Rd, WATSONVILLE

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,254 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81961627

Haselton Properties 831-234-0818MLSListings Inc Logo

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

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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 properties available close to downtown at very affordable prices.


Prevalent Watsonville Home Features:

  • Xeriscapes
  • Pools
  • Sun-Filled Properties
  • Custom-wood finishes
  • 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 on the Watsonville real estate market. When it comes to historic properties, some of these homes were some of the first ones built in the Monterey Bat area, dating back to the early 1900s. Architectural styles range from Victorian to early mid-century modern homes. Retro bungalows create a resort-like living experience with stunning sea views, mature gardens, and trails near the Watsonville Wetlands.


Most of the heritage homes in Watsonville have been remodeled to suit the modern buyer, but for those who prefer the old charm, others have remained completely untouched. Some of these properties are perfect for future developments, already zoned and have demolition permits. Or, for those who want to renovate (whether revitalizing the historic features or updating the interior to modern tastes), Watsonville's properties offer something for everyone.


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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 as just some of the common features.


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.


Residents of Watsonville enjoy the multitude of hiking, camping, swimming and sunbathing, and dog-walking areas around the community. Some of the most popular spots in and around Watsonville include the following:

For those who desire a day trip, Watsonville is located almost halfway between Santa Cruz and Monterey, with gorgeous state parks in the mountainside to the east. Below are just some of the county and state parks that are within driving distance from Watsonville:

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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