Granite Bay, CA is a wonderful area boasting numerous amenities that include a strong real estate market, excellent school districts, and proximity to recreation and major entertainment. Located just 25 miles (35 minutes) north-east of Downtown Sacramento in Northern California, the 430 ft elevation is comfortable and inviting. Although the weather changes may not be considered “extreme,” the Northern California area does benefit from a noticeable change through each season. Granite Bay is not officially a city, however, it does have it’s own post office, and a zip code of 95746. As of the 2010 Census, the population was just over 20,000.
Granite Bay CA currently claims 7,252 Single Family Residences (SFR) within it’s designated area. The highest residential sale in 2010 per the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) was an 11,200 sqft estate on 2.3 acres which sold for $2,700,000. The highest sale in 2011 was a 15,800 sqft home on 2.3 acres at a staggering $2,800,000 price. For 2012, the most expensive sale was a 10 acre luxury estate boasting 6 bedrooms and 10,000 sqft. Lastly, an 8,700 sqft home on 5 acres which sold for $2,750,000 holds the top position so far in 2013. Sales activity has been increasing in the last few years in Granite Bay. There were 213, 233, and 333 sales in 2010, 2011, and 2012 respectively, and estimates year-to-date point to total sales around 340 for the 2013 year. The median home price in Granite Bay has averaged between approximately $430,000 and $575,000 for the last 4 years. During the 2013 year, the median home price rose from $561,000 to $607,000, or 8.2% from January to October. The number of available Granite Bay homes for sale has risen significantly, and as more home sellers have decided to take advantage of appreciating home values.
Granite Bay CA is serviced by two main school districts, Eureka Union and Loomis Union, for elementary and middle schools. High school students are serviced by Granite Bay High which is within the Roseville Joint Union District, and Del Oro High which is in the Placer Union District. Both the districts and the individual schools are top performers at the state level. Numerous individual schools within the district consistently score over 800 on the API.
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Granite Bay has access to several desirable luxuries. Multiple fine dining restaurants can be found within the area as well as designer boutiques and prosperous salons and spas. Folsom Lake is in the heart of Granite Bay which offers water access to boats, jet skis, and swimming. Hiking, biking and horseback riding are also accessible at Folsom Lake. Additionally, this prominent area features several equestrian facilities, golf courses, and tidy parks! A quick ten minute car ride will lead you to the Galleria Mall which features several upscale stores and restaurants. If a day trip getaway is needed, San Francisco and Tahoe are reachable with a brief two hour drive. The beautiful streets of Granite Bay CA are notorious for their low crime rates and smiling faces.
Folsom Lake views from Granite Bay CA
This well established community takes pride in their high levels of involvement. Granite Bay families support local school events and charities with full hearts. Being a wonderful place to raise a family, this area offers a well rounded art and music center, equestrian facilities, several tennis and golf courses, as well as country clubs. Year round holiday events bring the community together to share the warmth of the holiday seasons. These events include Easter Egg Hunts, Fourth of July Parades, Halloween celebrations, and a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Often going above and beyond, with more than enough help, this close knit community maintains the warmth of treating each other as neighbors.
For property needs contact real estate agent Zac Bacon, an Associate Broker with Windermere Granite Bay Realtors.
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