When I was looking for a home in Granite Bay, I quickly realized that having a home with a big yard and mature landscaping was a possibility. Okay, older home, dated, but acre and trees? Sign me up! We had 3 little ones at the time so space to roam was my priority. I’ve always considered outdoor space the same or better than indoor space. These are the neighborhoods I recommend for buyers looking for a nice, big yard and mature trees: Folsom Lake Estates, Hidden Lakes Estates, Hidden Valley, Oak Leaf Glen, Walden Woods, Eden Roc, Shelborne. There are lots of other areas that have homes with similar features but not necessarily “neighborhoods”… more areas or particular streets.
Folsom Lake Estates is mostly acre lots with older homes of varying sizes and ages just a mile or less to Folsom Lake and trails. It’s the closest neighborhood with acreage to Granite Bay High School. The most spectacular Disney Christmas display and luminaria-lined streets on Christmas Eve.
Hidden Lakes Estates has 1/2 acre to acre lots with charming lakes throughout. Homes are similar to those in Folsom Lake Estates but the neighborhood actually backs to Folsom Lake State Park and trails. Lovely place to jog or walk your dog. Known for it’s 4th of July neighborhood celebration.
Hidden Valley is on the north end of Granite Bay with acre lots, horse trails, and a swimming lake that is about the most fun you’ve had since the 1970’s. Some homeowners keep horses on their property while others choose to let their horses graze in private pastures. They used to have a homeowner 4th of July Triathlon at their precious little lake.
Shelborne is a neighborhood that always elicits the “Wow” from my buyers who are looking for a stately feel, tree-lined streets, sprawling and manicured lawns, and plenty of square footage.
Eden Roc is a more remote and quiet neighborhood tucked up against the Folsom Lake open space on very northern border of Granite Bay. Buyers looking for a serene and sophisticated setting with custom homes of varying architectural designs and mixed topography will enjoy this area.