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Watsonville Real Estate

Watsonville was voted the 3rd happiest City in America by the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being 2016 Community Ranking. The best of both worlds – affordability and environmental beauty – this vibrant community is just a short drive away from redwood forests, majestic mountains, and sunny beaches. 

Watsonville is home to Manresa Beach, Sunset State Beach, and Palm Beach, all frequently visited attractions for locals and tourists. It also features numerous parks, a weekly farmers market, the Pajaro Valley Arts Gallery, and the famous Watsonville Strawberry Festival. 

Watsonville is one of the four incorporated cities within Santa Cruz County. Therefore, zoning and planning laws may differ from those of the county and you should consult the city directly with permit and zoning questions. 

 In 2016, the estimated median household income was $44,570 and 10% of residence over 25 have a bachelor’s degree or higher. 


Pajaro Dunes

A community of its own within Watsonville, Pajaro Dunes Resort is the Bay Area’s best kept secret with large homes nested along a wide strip of beautiful white sandy beach. The scenic natural beach setting and year-round sun create an oasis for vacationers and second homeowners. The on-site resort management team has a vacation rental program that homeowners can use to keep their rental occupied all year long. 

In 2016, the estimated median household income is $66,705 and 70% of residents had a bachelor’s degree or higher.


Watsonville Schools

Homes in La Selva Beach, Watsonville, and Pajaro Dunes fall under the Pajaro Valley Unified School district, the largest district in Northern California. 

This district includes schools from kindergarten through 12th grade and is made up of the following schools. You can use this recourse to find out which schools your student will be assigned to at each educational level.