Welcome to Granite Bay
Lush landscaping and opulent estates in an affluent Sacramento suburb
With lush, natural landscaping sporting sparkling lakes, rolling hills, and playful wildlife, Granite Bay is a picturesque scene right out of a storybook. The historic downtown district adds to the charm, while the city’s posh ambiance encourages a life of sophistication and culture. Nestled against scenic Folsom Lake, and only a short drive from Sacramento, Granite Bay is an upscale spot coveted for its wild beauty, prestige, and access to nearby urban excitement. Considered one of Sacramento’s best-kept secrets. Granite Bay dates back to the mid-nineteenth century when it went by the name Granite Bar and lured gold miners with visions of fame and fortune.
Home to some of California’s most stunning estates, this affluent area includes sprawling properties with backyard grottos and saltwater pools, majestic palm trees, custom wine cellars, and luxe details like hidden catering kitchens and private guest cottages. Mediterranean architecture is right at home in the balmy climate, while cathedral ceilings and spacious layouts highlight the opulent quality of Granite Bay’s grand design. From upscale ranch styles in quiet, leafy neighborhoods to spectacular custom builds nestled in secluded, tree-lined lots overlooking Folsom Lake, Granite Bay’s dazzling lineup of real estate is a lesson in luxury.
What to Love
- Secluded, private estates
- Leafy streets and green space
- Tranquil atmosphere
- Charming downtown district
- Folsom Lake recreation
People & Lifestyle
Granite Bay sets the stage for health and well-being. With an abundance of gorgeous landscaping, not to mention the stunning Folsom Lake, this oasis of verdant fields and rolling hills attracts residents with a penchant for nature and healthy living. Sunny days were made for sailing on the lake, while the spectacular scenery creates an idyllic backdrop for exploring on horseback. A favorite local pastime is picking berries at nearby farms, and, of course, enjoying the outstanding California cuisine at the area’s many sumptuous restaurants.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
With an eye for both style and culinary excellence, Granite Bay pampers residents with restaurants and bistros fit for a foodie. A refined menu of farm-fresh ingredients elevates the New American cuisine at Hawks Restaurant to a superb dining experience. Whether the almond wood-grilled filet speaks to your palate, or the wagyu beef cheeseburger with aged white cheddar is more your fancy, this sophisticated bistro offers an ideal setting for a romantic dinner for two or an elegant social gathering. Sleek with a rustic-chic flair, Farmhaus sets the stage for laid-back elegance and vibrant California cuisine. Start with a cheese plate or arugula salad before moving on to a cozy dinner of pan-seared salmon and celery root barigoule or crispy chicken with ricotta gnocchi and roasted parsnip. Stop in at local favorite Dominick’s Italian Market and Deli for classic paninis, gourmet pizzas, and specialties like eggplant parmigiana.
Things to Do
With an appreciation for both nature and lavish living, Granite Bay offers residents a full dance card of activities both posh and adventurous. Pack a picnic and bring the family to Granite Bay Beach for a day of relaxation and wild beauty, and explore the tranquil waters of Folsom Lake. Perfect for waterskiing, kayaking, and windsurfing, the lake is also a lovely place for boating. Picturesque Granite Bay was made for horses and this equine community embraces all things riding and showing with premier facilities like Oak Creek Training Stable and Boarding on the Lake. Persimmons, pears, plums, and peaches thrive at Granite Bay’s excellent farms, including Granny Mays Strawberry Farm and Otow Orchard, while championship golf and a warm welcome await at Granite Bay Golf Club. Prestigious and beautiful, this sprawling country club is set on a lush Audubon International Signature Sanctuary and features upscale amenities like fine dining and fitness.
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