Welcome to Granite Bay / Roseville / Rocklin
Upscale living in the heart of idyllic Placer County
A mere 30 minutes outside of Sacramento, the Granite Bay / Roseville / Rocklin area is one of the most popular spots for those looking to move to northern California. Known for its mix of small town charm, access to stunning natural landscapes, luxurious communities, and top-rated schools, these places are quickly filling with families and individuals looking for the perfect spot to call home.
What to Love
- Exceptional school system
- The perfect mix of privacy and community
- Luxury amenities coupled with small-town charm
- Access to outdoor fitness opportunities and locally grown fresh organic food
Founded around the time of the gold rush in the 1850s, these towns have thrived over the years due to the upscale amenities, access to a variety of outdoor activities, and close proximity to the urban center of Sacramento.
Situated along I-80 and near the shores of Folsom Lake, this area offers a more laid-back lifestyle than nearby Sacramento while still being close enough to commute.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
The bounty of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment reflect the general affluence of the area and offer residents sumptuous experiences worth remembering.
A local favorite offering a unique and tranquil setting for weddings, private events, or a special night out, Hawks is an Italian fine dining restaurant in Granite Bay. Their chef works closely with local producers to select the very best seasonal offerings and design menus that change often, which brings residents back time after time to see what new delights await.
The Chef’s Table has the feel of a neighborhood joint where everybody knows your name but serves up five-star food. Visitors here will quickly learn that good food can be both fun and delicious. Their mission is to use local ingredients that are carefully handled, lovingly prepared, and joyfully served.
Residents of this area have access to two upscale shopping locations.
The Fountains at Roseville offer the chance to stroll through the balmy California weather in a grander version of a main street shopping experience or enjoy food and wine on one of the many patios or around a fire pit. “Family-friendly” sums up the many offerings for visitors with little ones — there’s a train ride, dancing fountains set to music, a playground, and a splash pad with interactive fountains.
Things to Do
The best part about living in this area is the balanced lifestyle offered by the proximity of urban amenities coupled with the access to outdoor activities galore.
Guests will have their hands full, trying to fit everything at Quarry Park Adventures into one visit. The nation’s only adventure park built within and atop a former rock quarry has paddle boats, rock climbing, zip-lining, and aerial adventures for all ages.
A visit to Beals’s Point is a great way to spend the day (or longer) — it’s one of two locations on Folsom Lake that offer overnight camping. The American River bicycle trail starts here and winds over 32 miles to end in old town Sacramento.
Located at the base of the Sierra foothills, the Folsom Lake recreation area offers opportunities for fishing, hiking, biking, running, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, water-skiing, and boating.
For those looking for a beautiful place for their morning jog or a twilight walk, the Miners Ravine Nature Preserve offers two trails that gently wind through the lush landscape.
As one might expect from an area with a highly educated population, the opportunities for excellent education abound near Granite Bay, Roseville, and Rocklin.
Whitney High School, 9-12, rated #1 high school in California
Granite Bay High School,9-12, consistent 10 out of 10 ratings