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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
  • Morgan Hill, CA
  • City: 16.3mi / 26.3km away
  • 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]
75
  • Scotts Valley, CA
  • City: 16.3mi / 26.2km away
  • 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]
74
  • Rio del Mar, CA
  • City: 6.9mi / 11.0km away
  • Population: 9,731
73
  • Felton, CA
  • City: 19.0mi / 30.6km away
  • Population: 3,582
73
  • Aptos, CA
  • City: 8.4mi / 13.5km away
  • Population: 5,842
73
  • Seacliff, CA
  • City: 9.1mi / 14.6km away
  • Population: 3,364
73
  • Capitola, CA
  • City: 10.9mi / 17.5km away
  • 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]
72
  • Pleasure Point, CA
  • City: 11.4mi / 18.3km away
  • Population: 6,155
72
  • Pasatiempo, CA
  • City: 15.3mi / 24.6km away
  • Population: 1,288
72
  • Moss Landing, CA
  • City: 7.9mi / 12.8km away
  • Population: 118
70
  • Pajaro Dunes, CA
  • City: 6.6mi / 10.7km away
  • Population: 211
70
  • Soquel, CA
  • City: 11.2mi / 18.0km away
  • 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]
69
  • Marina, CA
  • City: 16.6mi / 26.6km away
  • 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]
69
  • Brookdale, CA
  • City: 22.8mi / 36.6km away
  • Population: 2,446
68
  • Lexington Hills, CA
  • City: 20.5mi / 32.9km away
  • Population: 2,617
67
  • La Selva Beach, CA
  • City: 4.1mi / 6.6km away
  • Population: 2,633
67
  • Paradise Park, CA
  • City: 16.2mi / 26.0km away
  • Population: 530
66
  • Boulder Creek, CA
  • City: 24.6mi / 39.7km away
  • Population: 4,442
66
  • Live Oak, CA
  • City: 12.5mi / 20.1km away
  • 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]
65
  • Aromas, CA
  • City: 8.3mi / 13.4km away
  • 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]
65
  • Ben Lomond, CA
  • City: 20.7mi / 33.3km away
  • Population: 6,573
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  • San Martin, CA
  • City: 14.8mi / 23.8km away
  • Population: 7,245
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  • Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, CA
  • City: 3.7mi / 6.0km away
  • Population: 2,288
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  • Boronda, CA
  • City: 16.4mi / 26.4km away
  • Population: 1,381
61
  • Day Valley, CA
  • City: 6.8mi / 11.0km away
  • Population: 3,739
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  • Twin Lakes, CA
  • City: 12.6mi / 20.2km away
  • Population: 5,378
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  • Gilroy, CA
  • City: 11.8mi / 19.1km away
  • 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]
58
  • Corralitos, CA
  • City: 4.6mi / 7.4km away
  • Population: 2,557
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  • Pajaro, CA
  • City: 2.0mi / 3.2km away
  • Population: 3,524
57
  • Lompico, CA
  • City: 20.6mi / 33.1km away
  • Population: 902
57
  • San Juan Bautista, CA
  • City: 13.8mi / 22.2km away
  • Population: 2,327
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  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • City: 15.1mi / 24.3km away
  • 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]
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  • Salinas, CA
  • City: 17.6mi / 28.3km away
  • Population: 155,889
  • I've lived here my entire life. Not a family friendly city. Absolutely nothing for kid's or teenagers to do. High gang activity. Multiple families in one dwelling do to high cost of living make…[read more]
55
  • Zayante, CA
  • City: 19.0mi / 30.6km away
  • Population: 941
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  • Elkhorn, CA
  • City: 8.0mi / 12.9km away
  • Population: 1,091
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  • Prunedale, CA
  • City: 11.4mi / 18.3km away
  • 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]
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  • Live Oak city, CA
  • City: 12.5mi / 20.1km away
  • Population: 8,501
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  • Freedom, CA
  • City: 2.0mi / 3.3km away
  • Population: 2,774
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  • Amesti, CA
  • City: 2.8mi / 4.5km away
  • Population: 3,205
51
  • Mount Hermon, CA
  • City: 18.1mi / 29.1km away
  • Population: 993
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  • Interlaken, CA
  • City: 2.8mi / 4.5km away
  • Population: 6,738
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  • Castroville, CA
  • City: 10.7mi / 17.3km away
  • Population: 6,978
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  • Las Lomas, CA
  • City: 4.1mi / 6.6km away
  • Population: 3,047

Listed above are the best places to live in Watsonville, CA for 2021. 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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