Granite Bay Information
Granite Bay Life
Granite Bay is considered by most who live in Placer County to be an upscale community of approximately 20,000 residents who appreciate some of the area’s most outstanding schools, recreational activities and the excellent quality of life. This bedroom community covers an area of approximately 24 square miles and is just minutes from nearby Roseville, the largest city in Placer County. Granite Bay is situated on the north shore of Folsom Lake, about 25 miles northeast of Sacramento, on the eastern edge of the Sacramento Valley at the base of the Sierra foothills.
Granite Bay boasts of a very high quality of life due to its great location, sound community plan, first rate schools, numerous churches, low crime rate and excellent recreation opportunities. Real estate in Granite Bay is considered to be some of the Sacramento areas’ finest and most exclusive.
When it comes to recreational activities Granite Bay’s opportunities are endless. Folsom Lake covers almost 18,000 acres, offers water sports including swimming, boating, skiing, fishing, hiking, camping and horseback riding. For the golfer in the family, Granite Bay Golf Club is one of Northern California’s premier golf facilities. Members and guests enjoy a championship golf course along with a magnificent clubhouse.
If you love wine, you can take a short drive up the road from Granite Bay to Amador or El Dorado County and you will be right in the heart of the wine country where many a wine enthusiast will argue produce some of the best Zin’s and Syrah’s. If snow skiing is your pleasure, living in Granite Bay allows you to take a scenic 90 mile drive to the slopes in South Lake Tahoe.
Granite Bay residents enjoy access to major shopping malls located in nearby Roseville that include the Galleria at Roseville and The Fountains where you will find some of the most up-to-date shopping experiences.
Schools serving Granite Bay: Granite Bay High School, Oakmont High School, Del Oro High School, Franklin School, Loomis Grammar School, Placer Elementary, Cavitt School, Excelsior School, Greenhills School, Maidu School, Oakhills School, Olive Ranch School, Olympus Jr. High, Ridgeview Elementary.
Typically, summers in Granite Bay are hot and dry, while winters are cool and rainy. Summers average high temperatures are about 95 degrees but with the usual cooling evening breezes average summer lows drop to about 60 degrees. Average temperatures in the winter range from highs of about 54 to lows near 40 degrees with an occasional frost. Annual Granite Bay rainfall averages near 25 inches per season, falling predominantly in the winter months.