Welcome to Granite Bay
Affluent living in a lakeside rural retreat.
A picturesque community nestled along the shores of Lake Folsom, just east of Sacramento, Granite Bay is affectionately known as the “Beverly Hills of the Sacramento-Roseville area.” Thanks to the neighborhood’s upscale gated communities and luxury homes varying from mansions and ranch-style residences to suburban cottages, Granite Bay has become incredibly popular among high-net-worth families and individuals looking to indulge in small-town charm that is still distinctly opulent and high-end.
First settled by pioneers in the 1800s, Granite Bay’s population subsequently boomed thanks to the area's fertile soils and an incredible natural landscape dominated by displays of large granite rock outcroppings. Despite its affluent population and reputation as a posh, exclusive community, much of Granite Bay is still considered to be quite rural, and this combination of unbridled luxury and laid-back country charm has created a unique atmosphere that resulted in Granite Bay’s incredibly sought after real estate market exploding in recent years.
Whether you’re searching for a cozy lakeside retreat or an expansive, opulent ranch-style home, Granite Bay has something to offer everyone, including custom-built residences in a nearby estate or gated community.
What to Love
- Proximity to Folsom Lake
- Stunning golf courses
- Gated homes and abundant community parks
- Highly acclaimed schools
- Exceptional dining scene
Granite Bay is well known for its excellent schools and family-friendly atmosphere. Many Granite Bay residents are minor and major celebrities and professional athletes looking for a private hideaway that is still conveniently near major cities and towns. The community is home to several popular restaurants, local boutiques, and other amenities and recreational destinations that keep residents active and engaged.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Although many Granite Bay residents prefer to commute to nearby cities for shopping and dining, the neighborhood can certainly hold its own in those departments. The beloved local Quarry Ponds Town Center is a popular retail destination with various restaurants, cafes, and boutique shops.
Patrons enjoy traditional American fare at Farmhaus, which also offers a perfectly curated wine list sure to keep even the most discerning wine snobs happy. Another favorite is Hawks, located in the Quarry Ponds Town Center, which offers gourmet surf and turf served in a cozy and inviting atmosphere. For those in search of classic Italian cuisine, no one does it better than the excellently rated Vaiano Trattoria, which serves rustic Italian dishes alongside a varied and extensive wine list.
Should you be in the mood for old-school pub grub in a laidback setting, the New Glory Eatery and Taproom is an excellent choice for hearty meals and unique craft beers in a casual location.
Things to Do
Located directly next to the man-made Folsom Lake, Granite Bay residents enjoy access to a plethora of outdoor and water-based activities, including boating, fishing, paddle boarding, and kayaking in summer. The lake is bordered by expansive green spaces, popular among residents for hiking, cycling, and horseback riding.
The Sacramento State Aquatic Center is located on Lake Natoma and pairs stunning waterfront scenery with classes, camps, and equipment rentals so everyone can enjoy gorgeous days on the lake.
And for golfers, there's no better option than Granite Bay Golf Course: consistently ranked as one of the best courses in California, this 18-hole course offers stunning views of both Folsom Lake and the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Granite Bay is served by two excellent school districts, Eureka Union School District and Roseville Joint Union High School District, and is home to high-quality educational institutions as well as excellent sports departments. Schools in these districts include elementary schools (TK-3rd grade, and 4th-6th grade), middle schools (7th-8th grade), and one high school (9th-12th grade).