Gilbert photoGilbert is one of the fastest growing communities in Arizona. Located in the southeast part of the Phoenix area, it encompasses 72 square miles with a current population of 239,000. There are over a hundred neighborhood communities in Gilbert and It was recently named the 22nd best place to live in the country by CNN/Money Magazine. Gilbert has the highest percentage of family households in the state, and boasts more than 700 acres of dedicated open space for recreation and entertainment.

Gilbert is quickly turning into a destination for food, commerce and education. Historic Downtown Gilbert is the hub of the town yet still the old -town feel remains. The Heritage District encompasses 0.3 square miles of downtown Gilbert and is bustling with shops, restaurants a theater and soon, a University.  The historic Water Tower Plaza provides a gathering place for families to relax and enjoy before shopping, going to a play, or getting a bite to eat. Downtown Gilbert is home to many popular restaurants such as Joe’s Famous BBQ, LoLo’s Chicken and Wings, Oreganos Pizza and Postino’s.

This thriving desert community is home to seven golf courses, five major parks, four community pools, four community recreation centers, two theaters and an indoor ice arena. Throughout the year, Gilbert is host to numerous festivals and events such as Gilbert Days Rodeo, Gilbert Art Walk, Hot Air Balloon Fesitval, Ostrich Festival, BARKtoberfest and much more. For outdoor enthusiasts, one of the largest and most popular wildlife preserves in Gilbert is the Riparian at Water Ranch. Here you will find miles of hiking and equestrian trails, opportunity for wildlife and bird watching, a campground, a dinosaur dig and even an astronomy observatory. In addition, Superstition Mountain Park is a short drive away and boasts some of the best hiking and views in the Valley.

Gilbert is home to one of the best school districts in the state.  Students in the town attend top rated Gilbert Unified School District and Higley Unified School District. There are also several top rated private schools in the area such as Rancho Solano Private, Heritage Christian Academy, and Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran School. Gilbert is the perfect place to raise a family.

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