Watsonville Real Estate
Watsonville is a beach haven just south of Santa Cruz, and it has long drawn visitors from inland areas like San Jose. Many of the 52,000 residents consider it as a gorgeous escape from the frenetic Silicon Valley, and the beauty of the surroundings, the fantastic climate, and the friendliness of the people are matched by the affordability of the homes for sale in Watsonville.
Homes for Sale in Watsonville
You have several excellent options if you’re looking for a home. The more affordable ones don’t offer seaside views, but there are great bargains to be had. There’s a 1,697-sq. ft. home on Monterey Vista with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, which is listed for just $499,000. For the same price you can buy a 1,703-sq. ft. house on Sunnyhills Drive, which has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.
If you’re looking for a more luxurious estate, then Watsonville there’s an expansive and elegant home in Hazel Dell Heights with 3 bedrooms and 5 baths, and the 5,100-sq. ft. house is on the market for less than $6 million. And for under $3 million, your choices include a 3,000-sq. ft. home in Shearwater Lane which comes with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths.
Neighborhoods in Watsonville include Freedom, which was once known as “Whiskey Hill” due to its unsavory reputation, its saloons and distilleries. Now it’s a residential community with a commercial corridor for shops, services, and restaurants. There’s also Interlaken, and it offers 10 square miles of neighborhoods between Lake Tynan and Pinot Lake.
Birdwatchers especially love this city, as there’s an annual Monterey Bay Birding Festival that celebrate the more than 100 species of birds that call Watsonville home. And right beside Watsonville is the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Reserve, which has undisturbed coastal wetlands that provide awesome bird-watching opportunities throughout the year.
Parks are spread throughout the city, so you don’t have to travel far before you hit one of the 23 parks in the area. The Watsonville City Plaza in the downtown area measures 1.4 acres and offers a gazebo and a relaxing vibe, and you can even reserve it for special events.
Shopping opportunities are also aplenty, as you can go to places such as Overlook Center, Freedom Center, Pajaro Plaza, Crossroads Center, Watsonville Square, Cabrillo Center, East Lake Village, Crestview Shopping Center, and Alta Vista Shopping Center.
For residents with upscale tastes and an artistic bent, the Watsonville attractions include concert performances Henry J. Mello Center for Performing Arts, the family-owned Wargin Wines, and a look at the exhibits and archives featured in the Pajaro Valley Historical Association and in the California Agricultural Workers History Center at the Watsonville Public Library. Healthy food options, including fruits and veggies such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, apples, and mushrooms are all readily available at places such as the Watsonville Certified Farmers Market.
You can drop by Monterey Bay for some seaside fun, or you can just take a leisurely stroll while you take in the cool breeze even on a summer day.
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