Located in Illinois, United States, the city of Granite City is located in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Granite City is reasonably quiet overall, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case near Interstate 270 or one of the railway lines. It is sometimes challenging to reach parks in the city since they are distributed sparsely. Still, there are about 10 green spaces close by for residents to check out.
The predominant housing types in Granite City are single detached homes and row houses. Most of the housing growth in this part of the St. Louis metropolitan area occurred before the 1960s. This city has a good selection of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 70% of the population of this city own their home whereas renters make up the remainder.
A supermarket is usually reachable within a rather short walk from most properties for sale in Granite City. There are also a few opportunities for those who cherish nearby restaurants. With respect to education, there are only a limited number of high schools and primary schools in Granite City and consequently they can be a rather long walk away. Residents can choose between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.
The car is very often the best means of transportation in Granite City. It is very easy to park. In contrast, it is difficult for people walking to get around in Granite City because carrying out daily needs is impractical on foot.