As the story goes, Granite Bay was originally called “Granite Bar,” named for the crystalline rock found here, one of many gold mining camps that appeared on the banks of the American River during the 1850s. Today, Granite Bay is home to about 20,000 people. On 1987, it was officially recognized as a census-designated place in Placer County. Sacramento, a city of about a half-million people, is located thirty miles southwest.
If you are moving to Granite Bay, you are going to find out for yourself why this community calls itself a “great place to live, work, and play.” For starters, it is located at the edge of the picturesque Sacramento Valley, near the graceful sweep of the Sierra Nevada foothills. The weather is generally pleasant, and although summer temperatures reach easily into the 90s (°F), the air is dry and evenings are cool. Winters are mild, with high temps in the 50s and lows around 40. Good schools, low crime rate, and a high quality of life make moving to Granite Bay attractive. Here’s another page we’ve put together to let you know more about this nice community: Granite Bay Movers.
Granite Bay is known for fine homes. Comparatively, house prices are approximately four times that of homes in a typical U.S. city. This fact contributes to an overall cost of living that is nearly twice the average for all U.S. cities. So, Rocklin tends to attract the well-to-do.
There are several other towns located within a fifteen-minute drive of Granite Bay: Rocklin (60,000); Loomis (6,700); Roseville (128,000); Citrus Heights (85,000); Orangevale (34,000); Fair Oaks (31,000); and Folsom (73,000). Ernie’s Van & Storage, located in Rocklin, routinely handles moves in all of these communities.
If you are planning to move to or from Granite Bay, or any of the communities in the Granite Bay area, Ernie’s Van & Storage offers a door-to-door service to make your move easy. If you have questions about living in this area, or if you would like to know more about our moving and storage capabilities in Granite Bay and surrounding towns, call us at (916) 652-9700. You can also send us a message or get a free quote today!