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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…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score77
  • Scotts Valley, CA
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,824
  • Scotts valley is to much of an expensive place to live. Not to mention the lack of full time jobs around. Probably 75% of people I know work over in San Jose and have to drive 40 minuets there and back…[read more]
75
  • Rio del Mar, CA
  • 6.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,731
75
  • Felton, CA
  • 19 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,582
74
  • Seacliff, CA
  • 9.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,364
74
  • Pleasure Point, CA
  • 11.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,155
74
  • Pasatiempo, CA
  • 15.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,288
73
  • Morgan Hill, CA
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 41,839
  • I love living in Morgan Hill. Nestled in the Santa Cruz and Diablo Hills in the Santa Clara Valley, Morgan Hill provides an easy commute to the San Jose metropolitan area. San Jose is the big city in the…[read more]
72
  • Pajaro Dunes, CA
  • 6.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 211
72
  • Aptos, CA
  • 8.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,842
72
  • Brookdale, CA
  • 22.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,446
72
  • Moss Landing, CA
  • 7.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 118
71
  • Lexington Hills, CA
  • 20.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,617
71
  • Soquel, CA
  • 11.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,912
  • As a resident living in Soquel, California for the last five years, I can give this place my seal of approval. It isn't a flashy, high-profile place and that's just the way we all liked it. The people…[read more]
70
  • Paradise Park, CA
  • 16.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 530
70
  • La Selva Beach, CA
  • 4.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,633
69
  • Capitola, CA
  • 10.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,109
  • I have made my home in Capitola for awhile now, and I couldn't imagine a better place to live. Capitola is a port city near Santa Cruz and has a busy boating community. It also has an artistic collection…[read more]
68
  • Live Oak, CA
  • 12.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,749
  • Living in Live Oak, CA is similar to living in a commercial for one of those outdoor enthusiast store's television commercials. If you enjoy hunting or winter activities you have the Sutter Buttes within…[read more]
68
  • Marina, CA
  • 16.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,816
  • I was born in Marina, California and lived there for six years. I still visit often and still remember places I visited when I was younger. Since my father served in the U.S. Army, we often visited Fort…[read more]
68
  • Ben Lomond, CA
  • 20.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,573
66
  • Mount Hermon, CA
  • 18.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 993
65
  • Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, CA
  • 3.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,288
64
  • 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…[read more]
64
  • Boulder Creek, CA
  • 24.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,442
64
  • Boronda, CA
  • 16.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,381
64
  • Day Valley, CA
  • 6.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,739
64
  • Twin Lakes, CA
  • 12.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,378
63
  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • 15.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 63,310
  • Watch out for the local police! We were pulled over turning out of the Santa Cruz Ranch RV Resort for tinted windows by a cop in training... ruined our weekend. Then my husband was arrested due to a…[read more]
62
  • Corralitos, CA
  • 4.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,557
62
  • Lompico, CA
  • 20.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 902
62
  • Freedom, CA
  • 2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,774
60
  • 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…[read more]
60
  • San Martin, CA
  • 14.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,245
60
  • Pajaro, CA
  • 2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,524
60
  • Zayante, CA
  • 19 miles away (City)
  • Population: 941
60
  • Salinas, CA
  • 17.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 155,889
  • Sure, it’s 20 minutes from Monterey but living or working in Salinas is a gamble. I work at the county hospital and the majority of our patients are gangsters, junkies, and homeless. The labor and…[read more]
59
  • San Juan Bautista, CA
  • 13.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,327
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  • Live Oak city, CA
  • 12.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,501
58
  • Elkhorn, CA
  • 8.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,091
56
  • Amesti, CA
  • 2.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,205
53
  • Prunedale, CA
  • 11.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 19,628
  • While yes, it is beautiful, the cost of living is ridiculous. As current renters we've lived in the same house for the past 8 years, and pay $1300 monthly rent, which is an amazing deal. We also do our…[read more]
52
  • Interlaken, CA
  • 2.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,738
51
  • Castroville, CA
  • 10.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,978
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  • Las Lomas, CA
  • 4.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,047

Listed above are the best places to live in Watsonville, CA for 2020. 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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