Granby has a total area of about 106 sq. kms. and it is elevated from the sea level by about 550 ft. Granby is located in the County of Hartford. This is basically a rural town with a suburban center. North and West Granby are other important areas located within the vicinity of the town. The outskirts are generally wooded and also mountainous in nature. There are also quite a few farms in the area. The local education sector is looked after by the Public School System of Granby. Quite a few places in the area are registered in the National historic places register. Other local inhabitants are generally involved in trade, retail and the hospitality sector.
A notable resident of the town is G. Licash, a famous figure skater.