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Best Places To Live In Watsonville, CA

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  • Watsonville, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 52,915
  • I have lived in Watsonville, California for several years in the past. Watsonville lies just East of Santa Cruz on the Northern California coast and is typically a lot cheaper than the surrounding
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score76
  • Scotts Valley, CA
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,824
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  • Morgan Hill, CA
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 41,839
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  • Seacliff, CA
  • 9.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,364
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  • La Selva Beach, CA
  • 4.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,633
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  • Rio del Mar, CA
  • 6.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,731
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  • Pleasure Point, CA
  • 11.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,155
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  • Gilroy, CA
  • 11.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 52,576
  • Gilroy is not the town it is “Trumped up” to be. Trump would like to say,“It’s the greatest, it’s the best. The next Garlic Festival will be the best – the greatest.”The smell of garlic is more recently
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  • Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, CA
  • 3.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,288
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  • Felton, CA
  • 19 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,582
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  • Soquel, CA
  • 11.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,912
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  • Lexington Hills, CA
  • 20.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,617
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  • Live Oak, CA
  • 12.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,749
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  • Day Valley, CA
  • 6.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,739
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  • Brookdale, CA
  • 22.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,446
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  • Pajaro Dunes, CA
  • 6.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 211
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  • Marina, CA
  • 16.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,816
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  • Paradise Park, CA
  • 16.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 530
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  • Ben Lomond, CA
  • 20.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,573
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  • Corralitos, CA
  • 4.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,557
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  • Zayante, CA
  • 19 miles away (City)
  • Population: 941
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  • San Juan Bautista, CA
  • 13.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,327
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  • Aromas, CA
  • 8.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,508
  • Country-Paradise-with-Ocean-Views. Custom-built-homes on wide-open-spaces, forested w/oak-trees/rolling-hills; Easy-commute-location-to-Silicon Valley-tech-center-jobs. Aromas has
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  • Pasatiempo, CA
  • 15.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,288
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  • Mount Hermon, CA
  • 18.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 993
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  • Live Oak city, CA
  • 12.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,501
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  • Aptos, CA
  • 8.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,842
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  • Moss Landing, CA
  • 7.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 118
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  • Freedom, CA
  • 2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,774
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  • San Martin, CA
  • 14.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,245
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  • Lompico, CA
  • 20.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 902
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  • Elkhorn, CA
  • 8.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,091
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  • Boronda, CA
  • 16.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,381
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  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • 15.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 63,310
  • Let's begin with crime rate. Our street has had 12 break ins within 3 years of which 6 were home break ins. We live in a million dollar home surrounded by doctors, lawyers and business owners but yet
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  • Interlaken, CA
  • 2.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,738
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  • Twin Lakes, CA
  • 12.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,378
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  • Boulder Creek, CA
  • 24.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,442
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  • Amesti, CA
  • 2.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,205
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  • Salinas, CA
  • 17.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 155,889
  • I relocated to Salinas, California after living in Texas. I moved because of my job but have lived here since for about 7 years. I have found that the cost of living, especially for living in California,
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  • Prunedale, CA
  • 11.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 19,628
  • Country-Paradise-with-Ocean-Views. Custom-built-homes on wide-open-spaces, forested w/oak-trees/rolling-hills; Easy-commute-location-to-Silicon Valley-tech-center-jobs. Prunedale has
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  • Las Lomas, CA
  • 4.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,047
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  • Castroville, CA
  • 10.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,978
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  • Capitola, CA
  • 10.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,109
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  • Pajaro, CA
  • 2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,524

Listed above are the best places to live in Watsonville, CA for 2018. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Watsonville, CA, followed by the best places to live near Watsonville, CA, sorted by Livability Score.

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