Rural Living


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.

View of mountains overlooking Watsonville homes for sale

Watsonville Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $1.6M
Lowest Priced Home $375K
Highest Listing Price $32M
Total Property Listings 63
Avg. Price/SQFT $789

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1759 Santa Victoria Ave, WATSONVILLE


↓ $1,000,000

1759 Santa Victoria Ave, WATSONVILLE

0 Beds 0 Baths 9,200 SqFt Multi-Residential MLS® # ML81872868

Compass 650-576-7223MLSListings Inc Logo




6 Beds 4 Baths 3,540 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81908056

Coldwell Banker Realty 831-334-3056MLSListings Inc Logo




0 Beds 0 Baths 1,500 SqFt Multi-Residential MLS® # ML81898353

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

805 Senda Ladera, WATSONVILLE


↓ $100,000

805 Senda Ladera, WATSONVILLE

3 Beds 5 Baths 3,232 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81890937

Bailey Properties 831-419-4856MLSListings Inc Logo

612 Buena Vista Dr, WATSONVILLE


612 Buena Vista Dr, WATSONVILLE

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,140 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81898046

Berkshire Hathaway HS Real Time Realty 831-818-7607MLSListings Inc Logo

225 Playa De Ninos, WATSONVILLE


225 Playa De Ninos, WATSONVILLE

5 Beds 5 Baths 4,676 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81907136

David Lyng Real Estate 831-818-2337MLSListings Inc Logo

1151 Spring Hills Dr, WATSONVILLE


1151 Spring Hills Dr, WATSONVILLE

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,200 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81909559

Coldwell Banker Realty 831-521-1105MLSListings Inc Logo




2 Beds 3 Baths 2,605 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81904193

Sereno 831-809-2692MLSListings Inc Logo

135 Halton Ln, WATSONVILLE


↓ $200,000

135 Halton Ln, WATSONVILLE

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,000 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81906660

Room Real Estate 831.234.6683MLSListings Inc Logo

189 Hughes Rd, WATSONVILLE


↓ $150,000

189 Hughes Rd, WATSONVILLE

3 Beds 1 Bath 988 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81903569

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

1000 Green Valley Rd, WATSONVILLE


↑ $25,000

1000 Green Valley Rd, WATSONVILLE

4 Beds 2 Baths 2,512 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81910581

Coldwell Banker Realty 831-818-3723MLSListings Inc Logo



↓ $75,000


4 Beds 3 Baths 3,200 SqFt Single Family Residential MLS® # ML81898070

Berkshire Hathaway HS Real Time Realty 831-818-7607MLSListings 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 Real Estate 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.

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-likebathrooms , 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.

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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