Explore Granite Bay
With a population of 20,402, Granite Bay is an unincorporated area of Placer County with top-notch schools, fun recreational activities and some of the regions’ most luxurious homes. Granite Bay covers 25 square miles. The area was originally known as “Granite Bar” during the 1950s as gold miners stopped along the American River. Granite Bay makes for a great place to live for those who commute to Roseville, Folsom or Sacramento to work and offers a rural lifestyle with rolling land and steep hillsides. It also features a variety of creeks and grasslands.
Things To Do In Granite Bay
4 things to consider if you want to buy a house in 2022
If you’re feeling like homeownership is in the cards this upcoming year, improving your position in a deep market is ..
5 remodeling ideas that add to your home’s value
Remodeling your home can fulfill your vision of your dream home and pad your home’s value at the same time. ..
Placer County authorizes additional $2M for business grants
Placer County voted to expand grant funding by $2 million to businesses that are struggling to deal with the challenges ..
5 reasons to buy a newly built home in 2021
Competition among homebuyers is fierce given the circumstances. Future homeowners are acting fast to take advantage of today’s historically low ..
Looking to purchase a newly constructed home? Follow these steps
Many people look forward to buying a newly built home, because it means that they are one step closer to ..
Tips for decorating your home for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is around the corner, which is a great time to take a moment and consider easy additions that you ..
New home sales stun forecasters with 43.2 percent growth
The real estate market continues to hit its stride, following months of positives such as rising home values, strong demand ..
Placer County helps restaurant, bar owners offset business costs
Placer County is lending a helping hand to business owners who’ve faced setbacks during the pandemic. Thanks to an initiative ..
10 things you should consider purchasing for your new home
Moving into a new home is a different experience for everyone. First-time homeowners and growing families looking for extra space ..
How downgraded COVID infection levels affect schools and restaurants in Placer County
Placer County got the green light from the state to reopen schools and some businesses at a capacity of up ..
5 benefits of buying a newly constructed home over existing build
Any home search that does not include new constructions falls short. Today’s newly built homes have too much to offer ..
4 new-home upgrades you shouldn’t pass up on
New-home buyers can easily go over budget when selecting optional builder upgrades and features. With so many options, homebuyers are ..
Considering a newly built home as your first home? Here are some tips
No one quite saw it coming. Once the pandemic took hold, constraining business and prompting shelter-in-place orders, the economic outlook ..
Reasons to buy a newly built home
Buying a newly constructed home may not have been something you considered given the perceived costs. Some future homebuyers dismiss ..
What you should know about financing a newly constructed home
Honesty is a first good step in buying a newly built home. Builders will work with applicants who disclose they ..
5 ways to care for your newly constructed home
A newly constructed home may have a new house smell, with everything in working order, no chipped paint or squeaky ..
Should you get a home inspection on a newly built home?
With the increased availability of newly constructed homes, many homebuyers are flocking to buy and asking, “is a home inspection ..
Why title insurance is necessary on newly built homes
The twists and turns of buying a new home can be dizzying, but it’s important to understand some steps are ..
Buying a new home? Here are some tips for customization
Purchasing a newly constructed home has its advantages, especially when it comes to designing and selecting customization options that fit ..
The closing process for newly constructed homes
What’s the closing process like when going new? Buying a newly constructed home is an experience of a lifetime and ..
Say ‘no’ to capital improvement costs with a newly constructed home
To buy new or not to buy new may be the big question on your mind. Clearly, there are some ..
Best juice bars in Placer County
It wasn’t too long ago that juice bars were largely limited to gyms and enjoyed by health professionals, but there’s ..
Placer County awarded $750,000 grant to support residents with dementia
The communities of Placer County are receiving a big assist from the California Department of Public Health for dementia-friendly services. ..
The best places to buy camping gear in Placer County
Residents of Placer County have it made. Where else can you gather the family for a short drive and explore ..
Placer County holds ‘blitz’ event for Veterans
In Placer County, community matters. Not only is the county a destination for visitors, but it’s also one for residents, ..
Placer County’s unemployment rate among best in area
The U.S. economy has been performing in high gear for years, especially when it comes to its unemployment numbers. Placer ..
‘Olivia’ and ‘Lucas’ among Placer County’s most popular baby names
Placer County released its list of most popular baby names. Lucas, Jacob, Olivia and Penelope are all among the top ..
Best driving ranges in Placer County
Whether you want to improve your long game, or just have a little fun, a driving range can be the ..
Best bowling alleys in Placer County
For a great outing with the family, there’s nothing quite like a fun night of bowling. You can team up ..
Five of the best cycling shops in Placer County
In Placer County, adventure is just right outside your doorstep. If you and your family enjoy the great outdoors and ..
Placer County community comes together to offer free tax advice to families
Placer County is once again showing how much it cares. The Income Tax Assistance Program is currently looking for volunteers ..
5 best steakhouses in Placer County
Whether you like it well-done, rare, or somewhere in the middle, you don’t have to go far in Placer County ..
5 ways to celebrate 2020 in Placer County
New Year’s is just around the corner. So why not make it the party of the decade? If you spend ..
Agriculture industry in Placer County is thriving
Farmers and other agriculture business throughout Placer County are flourishing thanks to ideal weather conditions and a high demand for ..
Placer County receives two big kudos for innovative eServices program
A Placer County eServices program won two high-profile awards for its innovation and ability to connect and engage citizens. The ..
The best Thai food in Placer County
The perfect Thai dish is a balanced one. If you’re a fan of sweet, salty, spicy and sour, you probably ..
4 of the best Italian restaurants in Placer County
Pizza. Pasta. Tiramisu. These popular Italian delicacies and dishes are traced back generations. And around the world, these traditional eats ..
Housing inventory up across many Placer County cities
Several cities across Placer County have seen an uptick in housing inventory over the last month. Below is a breakdown ..
Placer County has lowest unemployment rate in Sacramento area
Placer County continues to have some of the lowest levels of unemployment in the state of California. As of May, ..
Museums across Placer County offering free admission days over summer
Looking for something to do on the weekends this summer in Placer County? The museums have you covered! That is ..
4 pool safety tips parents should know as weather heats up
The temperatures across Placer County are warming up, and pools across the region will certainly be filled with people of ..
The cheapest gas in each city in Placer County
Let’s face it, there isn’t always enough time in the day to get everything done. Putting gas in your vehicle ..
Number of homes for sale in Granite Bay jumps 42 percent
We told you in February that homes were hitting the market in Granite Bay at an increased rate. Since then, ..
Roseville Joint Union High School District lands $1.1 million grant
The schools in the Roseville are some of the top-rated schools in California, and they are about to get even ..
Number of homes for sale in Granite Bay Surges
The real estate market is booming in Granite Bay with the number of homes for sale, number of homes sold ..
Placer County libraries getting technology update
Libraries across Placer County are getting a technology upgrade. The catalog systems are being streamlined to boost the experience for ..
Placer County residents will have access to free help with taxes
Tax season is right around the corner, and if you are a Placer County resident who may need help filing ..
Home sales increase in Lincoln, Granite Bay and Roseville
Traditionally, the holiday season has been a slow time for real estate transactions, but sales are up in Roseville, Granite ..
Things to do in Placer County over the Thanksgiving holiday
Thanksgiving is all about getting together with family and friends and enjoying a good meal together. There are other things ..
New brewery open in Granite Bay
A new eatery and taproom is open in Granite Bay and is serving up a wide variety of unique brews. ..
4 good places to trick or treat in Placer County
Placer County is a great area for many family activities and Halloween is a prime example. With so many safe ..
New home sales in Placer County setting records
There were 108 new homes sold in August in Placer County. That number, as reported by the Auburn Journal, is ..
Four family-friendly Halloween events in Placer County
Placer County is a great place to be as the holiday season begins. There are a variety of family-friendly events ..
Six ways to prepare your home for the colder months
The colder months are just around the corner in Placer County. That means the holiday season is upon us, but ..
5 NFL players who are from Placer County
Who is ready for the NFL season to start? If you are, then you are probably excited that it kicks ..
5 movies that were filmed in Placer County
Some may not realize it, but there have been around 50 movies filmed in Placer County. With the variety of ..
Employment rate in Placer County continues to outpace California, national rates
The rate of employment in Placer County continues to outpace that of California and the U.S. as a whole. Placer ..
Housing inventory is up across Placer County
Housing inventory is up across Placer County with the number of homes on the market increasing in Granite Bay, Roseville ..
Top 7 Farmers Markets in Placer County
Placer County is home to some of the best agriculture in the country. That is why there are several great ..
Placer County makes it easier for homeowners to add a secondary dwelling unit
If you have a friend or family member in need of a place to live and they just can’t seem ..
Number of homes available in Granite Bay jumps by 24 percent
The number of homes for sale in Granite Bay jumped 24 percent this month. Specifically, there are 97 listings currently ..
What to consider when buying new windows for your home
One of the most beneficial improvements you can make to your home both in terms of curb appeal and energy ..
5 tips to cool down your house this summer in Placer County
It is that time of the year again – triple digits are in the forecast for Placer County. Now is ..
Report: Programs helping to reduce the number of homeless people in Placer County
Efforts by Placer County’s Health and Human Services Department have resulted in an overall decrease in the number of homeless ..
Community Easter egg hunts happening throughout Placer County
Easter weekend is here and if you are looking to take your kids on an adventure, there are some local ..
Placer County ranked as the best county in California for quality of life
Placer County is one the best counties in California to live in terms of quality of life, according to the ..
Placer County Strawberry Festival to take place on Mother’s Day
If you are a fan of juicy, red strawberries then you aren’t going to want to miss the Berryfest Strawberry ..
Numbers of homes for sale in Granite Bay jumps to 37 percent
The number of homes for sale in Granite Bay is up by 37 percent this month. Specifically, there are 55 ..
Kickstart Duathlon 2018
The Kickstart Duathlon is a run-bike-run format race, with a 2-mile run, 6.5 mile bike, 2-mile run course. The bike course ..
The New Year’s Duathlon and 5K Run/Walk
The New Year’s Duathlon and 5K Run/Walk are fundraising events. The FREE New Years Duathlon is a great TBF tradition and ..
New book details the history of Placer County railroads
Placer County has a rich history with roots stemming back to the Gold Rush and the Transcontinental Railroad. A new ..
Squaw Valley Park now open all winter for families to play in the snow
If you are looking to take your family to the snow this winter in Placer County, then Squaw Valley Park ..
Interstate 80/Highway 65 interchange expansion set to begin
The heavily used Interstate 80/Highway 65 interchange is about to kick off the first phase of expansion improvements thanks to ..
Number of homes for sale in Granite Bay on the rise
The number of single-family homes for sale in Granite Bay increased by 5 percent this month. There are currently 68 ..
iHeartPlacer.com launches new rental listings feature
Whether you’re in the market for renting a property or listing one, iHeartPlacer.com is the premier website for listings in ..
The best pumpkin patches in Placer County
While your candy corn, fun-sized Snickers and fake spider webs are all good to go, don’t forget the pumpkins and ..
4 things to think about when buying a bank-owned home
Bank-owned homes may be enticing for some buyers. While the number of bank-owned properties has decreased in recent years, there ..
7 tips to boost your home’s curb appeal
The little things add up — especially when you’re ready to sell your home. A well-maintained exterior, or its curb ..
How to buy a home the right way – Don’t do it backwards!
Buying a home is unlike any experience a family will undertake. Hopefully, there are more highs than lows throughout the ..
The best donut shops in Placer County
Who can resist a sweet treat like a donut in the morning? Whether you’re looking for an apple fritter, classic ..
Property tax exemptions to be aware of in Placer County
Purchasing a home is an exciting time in someone’s life, especially if it is happening in an area like Placer ..
iHeartPlacer’s efforts to help families relocate to Placer County featured in Press Tribune
Our ongoing efforts to help families relocate from the Bay Area to Placer County were recently featured in an article ..
How to navigate Placer County property taxes
Buying a home is a complex financial transaction that requires multiple parties to execute and covers a range of costs, ..
PG&E’s Budget Billing program can save you money during summer heat
Here’s a great cost-savings program that Placer County families can take advantage of during these summer months when the air ..
Tips for keeping your house cool in the summer heat
The Northern California Summer is officially here, and in Placer County all you need to do is step outside for ..
Report: Placer County schools have some of the best SAT scores in the region
Two high schools in Placer County recently posted very high marks on their SATs. Students who took the college-entrance test ..
Know about Placer County listings BEFORE they hit the market
Judging by the housing market so far this year, the rest of summer will continue to sizzle. The market has ..
The best parks in Granite Bay
Granite Bay offers a rural lifestyle with rolling land and steep hillsides. It also features a variety of creeks and ..
Solar energy is affordable and accessible in Placer County
Living in beautiful Northern California offers residents a wide range of benefits: amazing weather, a centralized location near the Bay ..
Median price for homes in Placer County reaches $460,000
The median price for a home in Placer County rose once again in April to $460,000, according to data compiled ..
These 5 restaurants in Placer County will have you asking for seconds
The natural beauty of Placer County attracts visitors from across Northern California to dive in and experience all it has ..