Lakeview Hills in Granite Bay was first established in 1957, developed by J. A. Beeks in the 1960's and marketed as "millionaire estate" estate living on an average income.
(excerpts from sales brochure circa 1960)
Live year 'round in this Vacationland Just 35 minutes northeast of Sacramento lies beautiful Lakeview Hills, where living is easy and relaxed. Snuggled in the sierra foothills on the western slope of Folsom Lake. Lakeview Hills offers you the chance to get away from the maddening pace of the crowded city. Here you will enjoy the peace and serenity of country life with all of the conviences of living in town. Nestled among the pine and oaks , surrounded by babbling brooks and soft, rolling hills, you are but minutes away from schools, shopping centers, and churches. No smog, dust or disturbing airplanes. It's the perfect place to live and play in a year 'round vacation setting for you and your entire family.
The Lakeview Hills Community Association is a non-profit corporation, of which all land owners and their families are members. You own and operate your own private lake, where you can swim, fish, and boat on your own property. The community also has its exclusive clubhouse for your many social activities. You have your own recreational facilities in addition to public facilities provided by the Federal Government and The California Division of Beach's and Parks at Folsom Lake. Lakeview Hills is close to everything.
When the spirit is willing and you are able to pull yourself away from the smell of oak and pine for a brief change, you'll find the going easy and fast on safe freeways spreading in every direction. The bustling centers of Sacramento and Roseville are just minutes to the west. Only a few hours drive farther are the fascinating night spots of cosmopolitan San Francisco with the broad blue Pacific lying beyond. To the east are the majestic, snow-clad Sierras, rich in winter sports.
Today in Lakeview Hills many of Mr. Beeks claims in his marketing brochure still hold true but some things have changed and most for the better. It's a terrific neighborhood with tremendous schools. There is a real community pride you can feel at events from High School Football to fund raisers for local charities. It feels a bit like "country in the city" now. I think there is smog everywhere now and the dust is from all the remodeling of homes in Granite Bay.