|Residents say the quality of life and the still rural character of their community serve as "a powerful magnet" that attracts people to Granite Bay-consideredd by many to be Placer County's premier residential address.
Homeowners in magnificent housing developments enjoy views of Folsom Lake or gently rolling hills studded with outcroppings of granite. The main public entrance to Folsom Lake, one of California's most popular state parks, is at the east end of Douglas Boulevard.
Still others say they are attracted by the low crime rate in the well planned community, the spirit of cooperation among the residents and the friendliness of their neighbors.
POPULATION: 14,350 (Projected by 2010: 23,718)
DISTANCE TO SACRAMENTO: 24 miles
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