Granite City is located approximately 6 miles east of St. Louis, and is home to about 30,000 residents. Granite City is recognized as the most generous city in the nation, according to United Way contribution statistics.
Life in Granite City centers around community events. Hometown pastimes include “Movies Under the Stars” and Big Band concerts presented by the Granite City Park District. Parades and picnics are local traditions.
The summer’s most popular event, “Patriots in the Park,” is a community 4th of July celebration featuring a carnival, auto show, live music and food. The fireworks display at dusk is among the best to be found in the area.
For those seeking big-city sporting events, entertainment and culture, Granite City’s proximity to St. Louis offers the best of both worlds. Commuting is easy via the St. Louis Metrolink, Amtrak, and Madison County Transit.
The Granite City Community Unit School District #9 includes:
6 Elementary Schools
2 Middle Schools
1 High School