The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Watsonville region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $3 per sqft per year. That's a 16% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,550 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1992.