Gilbert, Arizona used to be a small farm town on the outskirts of Phoenix mostly known for it's Hay production. The past twenty years has seen that definition change to one the fastest growing cities in all of Arizona. In fact, just this year Gilbert overtook Glendale as the fourth largest city in the State. If you currently live in Arizona or are out-of-state and thinking of relocating, there are so many great reasons to live here in Gilbert. Let me just give you my top 5 as that should be enough to put Gilbert on your list of top Arizona destinations:
1. Small town feel with Big city amenities
Because Gilbert comes from a farming and agricultural background there are qualities of that lifestyle that still permeate the very fabric of this community. The historic Gilbert water tower still stands tall and proud in the center of town and the old Morrison grain silo's are a reminder of the hard-working past history of the city. However, if you need more from your city than just relics of a bygone era, Gilbert has plenty of big city qualities you'll enjoy. The downtown heritage district is booming with a young, hip, local vibe full of the best eateries, coffee shops, and hang-outs. San Tan Village outdoor mall is vast and sprawling with all the department stores, high-end luxury shops, and specialized locally-owned boutiques that you could ever want to. Gilbert has easy access to the U.S 60 and Loop 202 San Tan Freeways giving you a quicker commute in to the downtown Phoenix area.
2. Active Lifestyles are encouraged
Gilbert is known for being a walk-able and active city. There are miles of planned trails that weave and wind their way through this great area. On any given day of the week you can find runners, bike riders, and even horses being taken out for a little exercise by their owners. Cosmo dog park, Discovery park, and Freestone park are just a sampling of the great outdoor recreational options that Gilbert provides. Western Skies golf club, Greenfield Lakes golf club, Kokopelli golf course, Trilogy golf club at Power Ranch, and Seville Golf and Country Club are all spaced out around Gilbert so that you are never more than a few miles away from hitting the links!
3. Highly Rated School District
The Gilbert Public School district is home to many A+ rated public schools and charter schools! Gilbert Classical Academy was ranked as the Number 2 scoring school in the entire State of Arizona. Nationally, out of a possible ranking score of 200 points, there are 10 Gilbert schools that scored 150 points or better! Gilbert also produced 12 National Merit Scholars for the 2014 school year.
4. Entertainment Options Abound
If you have a large appetite for entertainment then Gilbert has plenty on the menu! Top Golf is a three story covered outdoor golf range where players and teams score points by hitting balls in to targets. Brunswick XL is a top notch bowling experience. Grab your ice skates for great indoor ice rink fun at Polar Ice! Do you love movies? Catch the latest drama, comedy, or action film at San Tan Harkins 16 at the San Tan Village Mall.
5. Safe and Secure
Gilbert, Arizona was rated as the 2nd safest city in the entire United States for the second year in a row by Law Street Media using data from the FBI Crime Statistics. Not only is our city safe but our real estate market is as steady and strong as it gets. You can feel secure knowing that your home, which is most likely the biggest investments you'll ever make, will see equity gained and value increased as you relax and enjoy living in this great city.
If you need any additional information on the Gilbert, Arizona real estate market contact the real estate experts at Zion Realty. We'll be happy to help you buy or sell a home here in wonderful Gilbert, Arizona!