Gilbert Newcomers Guide
Gilbert, Arizona offers 9.8 million square feet of retail use and more than 700 acres of designated open space for recreation and entertainment, providing a quality of life that translates to a thriving and diverse community. Gilbert's shopping experience ranges from well-known brand names like Coach to artisan shops and markets located within the Heritage District, which offers a variety of merchants who provide quality goods for thrifty-minded families. Additionally, the community has countless unique dining experiences like Liberty Market and Postino Wine Café. To top it off, the community has activities for people of all ages including the Hale Theatre, the Riparian Preserve and community events hosted year-round.1
Relocating to Gilbert
Don't be fooled by Gilbert's well-cultivated image as a family-friendly small town and former Hay Capital of the World. The southeast Valley community, which for years has been among the nation's fastest-growing municipalities, now numbers almost 200,000 residents as it matures into another level of growth.
While residential growth has been closing in on build-out the past couple of years, the town (don't call it a city) has seen its first hospitals, freeway and regional shopping center open. Those hospitals - three have opened in the past two years - are seen as a potential cluster for the health-care and wellness businesses.
Attracting those kind of jobs is viewed as a way boosting Gilbert’s income and education levels, which are both among the highest for Valley communities.
While 1,000 residents per month has been an entrenched growth rate, Gilbert still rolls out the small-town welcome. New residents are feted at quarterly Newcomer Socials by town and civic leaders.2
Gilbert Real Estate Snapshot
Located in the southeast Phoenix metro area, the small town of Gilbert is a delightful place to live and play. A great number of charming neighborhoods and master-planned communities are found just about everywhere here.
According to Trulia, average price per square foot for Gilbert AZ was $126, an increase of 6.8% compared to the same period last year. The average listing price for homes in Gilbert range from the mid to high $200s.3
Adora Trails is the premier master planned community located in Gilbert. Nestled at the base of the majestic San Tan Mountains, this beautifully designed neighborhood offers 5 different collections of homes priced from the low $200s, and ranging from 1,573 to 4,576 square feet.
Bridges at Gilbert is a 480-acre master-planned community located in the towns prized Gateway district. Priced from the high $200s, these homes offer 1,779 to 3,659 square feet along with a slew of beautiful amenities, such as lakes, trail systems, picnic areas, and sport courts.
Copperleaf is a new community offering two unique collections ranging from 1,733 to 3,687 square feet. Priced from the mid $200s, these great homes can fit many lifestyles.
Elliot Groves is a new neighborhood located in the historic Morrison Ranch. Close to the Morrison Town Center and San Tan Village, these homes are priced from the low $300s and offer a selection of homes ranging from 2,165 to 3,659 square feet.
With attractive demographics, award-winning amenities, strategically identified business incentives and high-profile developments, Gilbert offers immediate, attainable economic opportunity for industry-leading companies.
According to the city’s profile, Gilbert residents are embarking on the peak of their careers. The median age is 31.5, and 37.2% of the population is between the ages of 20 and 44. Subsequently, Gilbert boasts one of the highest median incomes in the state of Arizona at $76,574 and a population of three persons per household.4
Gilbert has a premier education system and is served by three school districts. With close proximity to Arizona State University, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, as well as over 65 other colleges, universities and technical schools, Gilbert provides plenty of learning opportunities for current and new residents.
The city has a nationally ranked K-12 system, and is home to 18 different charter schools that offer a variety of educational focuses and methods. Included in those schools is Basis Charter, which consistently ranks in the top 10 best high schools in the nation by Newsweek.5
With a family focus and welcoming feel, Gilbert has a high quality of community life fueled by a strong economy. Thriving in business and leisure activities, the community has become a Best Place to Live in the United States as ranked by CNN/Money Magazine. Gilbert has also been ranked the 2nd Safest City in the United States. Gilbert offers public education that a recent national survey reported as being good to excellent by a majority of residents, and the community is seen as a good place to raise a family by 95 percent of survey respondents.1
Make Yourself at Home in Gilbert
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Image 1: Arizona Balloon Classic 2011 | Jason M Gutierrez flickr
Image 2: Downtown Gilbert Heritage District | Jay Thompson flickr
Image 3: Riparian Preserve in Gilbert | George Rocheleau flickr
Image 4: San Tan Village | Justin McNeil flickr