Granite City Moving and storage
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Edwardsville, IL 62025
Welcome to Granite City
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Moving to Granite City
For many new residents to the St. Louis metropolitan area, Granite City is a more livable option than the nearby metropolis. The population is just under 30,000 as of the 2010 census, compared to the roughly 320,000 who lived in St. Louis at that time. This means you can enjoy attractions such as the Gateway Arch, the iconic City Museum, and Forest Park while benefiting from living just outside this massive urban center. In rush hour, you can make the drive to St. Louis in approximately 15 to 40 minutes.
Of course, Granite City has plenty of its own charm — you don't need to commute to St. Louis to love living in this part of the Mideastern United States. The city sits between the Mississippi River and Horseshoe Lake, providing ample opportunities for watersports and lazy summer days. Legacy Golf Course is also over in the Maryland Place neighborhood, which borders Pontoon Beach.
This part of town and Miracle Manor are ideal locations for proximity to Horseshoe Lake and the attractions east of Granite City. Downtown and Lincoln Place are more popular choices for people who want to commute to St. Louis via public transit.
Things to Do and See in Granite City
You can enjoy an exciting mix of things to do in Granite City. When you have time for a day trip, you can escape to the massive Mark Twain National Forest or Shawnee National Forest. Or, you can hit St. Louis for a day of luxury dining, shopping, and sightseeing.
If you love urban life, a few of the coolest attractions in the U.S. are just minutes away. Or, you can stick to the suburbs and check out these museums, parks, and attractions:
• Cahokia Mounds: This historic park in nearby Collinsville was once the site of a pre-Columbian Native American city. You can visit to see Native American mounds, ruins, and artifacts.
• Lewis and Clark State Historic Site: Just north of Granite City in Hartford, this historic landmark commemorates the famous explorers and includes a replica of the boat Lewis and Clark used.
• Horseshoe Lake: Spanning 2,400 acres, this is the second-largest lake in Illinois. It's a National Natural Landmark and a popular spot for fishing, birding, hiking, and other outdoor activities.
Granite City is a lovely place to live and offers the convenience of quick trips to St. Louis as well as the peace and quiet of being in a suburban area with a small population. Check out the many nearby attractions once you decide where to live in Granite City, and use PODS’ services in neighboring Edwardsville to help with your moving and storage needs.