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, 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.