Granite Falls provides a rural living environment for people who prefer living outside the urban areas. First settled in 1884, the City now has a population of 3,400 people, with an estimated population of 10,000 in the immediate outlying area of the town. Granite Falls is the “Gateway to the Mountain Loop”, which is known for many outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, camping, sledding, among other activities.
Granite Falls Location Map
Granite Falls, located in the central point of Snohomish County, is situated between the South fork of the Stillaguamish River and the Pilchuck River, at the base of Mount Pilchuck. It lies approximately 17 miles northeast of Everett and I-5. State Route 92 meets the main thoroughfare in town and passes on to the beautiful Mountain Loop Highway, which is the Gateway to the Cascade Mountains. The Mountain Loop Highway is Snohomish County’s only access to the North Cascade Loop. Granite Falls is 360 feet above sea level.
Granite Falls is home to many large quarry operations employing a large number of people. The town is the third fastest growing area in the county with five new housing subdivisions and a growing number and variety of businesses. Despite the fast growth, Granite Falls retains a country atmosphere, with a neighborly attitude and friendly people.
Thank you to all those who attended Wednesday's neighborhood watch meeting. The meeting started at 6 PM and adjoined at 6:45 PM. Topics included vehicle theft prevention and community concerns. The next meeting will commence on Wednesday, April 15th at 6 PM at Granite Falls Fire Station District 17. Cookies and coffee will be provided. The topic will be Personal Safety and the new Wheeled Off-Road Vehicle law. A special thanks to Granite Falls Fire District 17 for the meeting room and for providing java! Hopefully we'll see you there!
In the City Council meeting on Wednesday, a WATV ordinance was adopted by the council that runs in concurrence with HB 1632. This law allows limited use of ATVs on specific city roads. If you would like more information on this ordinance, you can contact me at the police department or visit:
As a safety reminder, please remember to drive safely. Over the last 2 weeks, i've received many complaints about the traffic violations and aggressive driving in and around the community. Starting the week of March 23, expect to see more enforcement units in the area.
Chief Scott Robertson