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Old 02-07-2011, 11:28 PM
 
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If you were a family with young children who would go through a public school system...

I heard GB High was better than Rocklin High, is it true?
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Rocklin CA
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Hi Moonsky-

My opinion is that they are pretty equal as far as the quality of education. I think the biggest difference is the student body and perception of both areas. Granite Bay is a little more elitist. Rocklin has that all American feel. There is more money in Granite Bay and the average property value is higher than the average property value on Rocklin. This translates to schools (especially high school) and who has what, drives what, etc.

You really can't go wrong with either school but you'll probably find you fit with one more than the other. Sit in front of both high schools when school is letting out. You'll get a sense for the student body.

Allan Sanchez
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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Folsom would also fit into this list. Just a thought.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:21 AM
 
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If you could afford a nice house both in Granite Bay and Rocklin, which one would you choose?
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:48 PM
 
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GB has larger sq ft homes on acreage so take that into consideration. There are plenty good sized semi-customs in Rocklin that would be considered nice. Right now both communities are undervalued, so home buyers can pick and choose throughout South Placer. I think Eureka school district may have a slight edge over Rocklin's.
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:38 PM
 
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With all else being equal, Granite Bay, it just makes you look wealthier.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:58 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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Granite bay, rocklin is nice, but it really seems like a slightly more upscale version of roseville. Granite Bay consolidated because they did not want to be like roseville (which is also a nice place).
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:34 PM
 
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Well, the only thing geographically that really seperates them is the closer proximity granite bay has to folsom lake which I think is a plus. I also like the smaller population number just a bit better than rocklin's. So I'd go with gb.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Sacramento CA area
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Rocklin has more typical amenities, shopping, and conveniences closer...but it then suffers from having less "character" and uniqueness than Granite Bay. Also, GB is a little older, so if you're looking for tree-lined streets and more expansive lawns, etc., GB is your choice. Rocklin is definitely suburbia, and while so is Granite Bay, it has that extra $50-75K boost of elitism built in (and that's about the difference in price of 2 comparable homes). For a nice 3,300 sq ft home, in Rocklin, you're looking at around $425K; in GB, closer to $500K.
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