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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Granite Bay is a suburb of Sacramento with a population of 22,479. Granite Bay is in Placer County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Granite Bay offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Granite Bay there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Granite Bay tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Granite Bay are highly rated.
About Granite Bay...
Population
22,479

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$697,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,763
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Granite Bay

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$125,238
National
$55,322

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Granite Bay Reviews

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Granite Bay is one of the best parts of the Sacramento area. If you want to get away from yards with weeds taller than the car parked there look no further. Nice weather, mostly retired population, and great landscaping. We’re near Folsom Lake and have quick access to the mountains. The traffic can be god- awful because there aren’t enough stop lights to support the ever growing population of cars but the schools are unmatched.
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Granite Bay is beautiful and I love how there is a wide variety of amenities no more than 10 minutes from and within the city limits. The schools are brilliant and safe, and the people are very welcoming! The only issue I have with Granite Bay is the small random pockets of residences that are home to criminals. It's off-putting and makes me uneasy, but no neighborhood is absolutely perfect.
Towering trees adorn every nook and cranny along the freshly paved roads in Granite Bay. While every bustling suburb has its rush hours, the beauty of the area makes the commutes to school and back more than enjoyable. Most importantly, the weather is superb- most of the year a comfortable 70s-to-80s temperature, with the occasional surprise of an overcast day. The proximity to Sacramento (only a half an hour's drive away!) as well as the Galleria Mall and Folsom Lake, makes Granite Bay an idyllic area.