Gilbert, Arizona is the most populous incorporated town in the U.S., with over 240,000 residents. It is located southeast of Phoenix encompassing 76 square miles and was once known as the “Hay Shipping Capital of the World.” Gilbert was ranked by CNN’s Money Magazine as one of the Best Places to Live in the United States.
The area has made a rapid transition from a small farming town to the most populous incorporated town in the nation with a growing metropolitan feel. It was incorporated in 1920 and Gilbert’s population has been on a steady rise since the early 80’s when town leadership began making infrastructure decisions that would support growth similar to the surrounding east valley cities of Mesa, Tempe, and Chandler.
Gilbert has made its mark with its obvious dedication to modernizing the downtown area with the implanting of some of Metropolitan Phoenix’s key dining institutions including Postino’s and Oreganos and its flourishing local boutique and farmer’s market scene.
Gilbert is as accessible as the rest of its East Valley peers but combines a unique sense of historic pride and urban growth that has quickly earned Gilbert a place in the top Arizona cities to watch. With large cultural events held nearly every month between April and December including the Global Village Festival and the Gilbert Days Parade and Carnival, Gilbert gives visitors a reason to come and continues to build more culinary and shopping experiences to give them a reason to stay.
This rapidly growing community offers a mix of residential suburbs with newly built homes, newer established neighborhoods, older estates, and homes charmingly mixed with smaller working farms. The local restaurants are located in the city’s historic downtown.
Relatively newer developments, such as The Bridges and Morrison Ranch, draw new residents in droves. Many communities have manmade lakes in their midst. The Islands/Val Vista Lakes is home to many manmade lakes; this neighborhood has a system of homes with private docks. The shops at Gilbert Commons are in the northern part of this neighborhood.
Morrison Ranch is a highly sought after community that is built on over 3,000 acres. This neighborhood is home to Gilbert’s Crossroads Park that offers fields and courts suitable for several sports and has a dog park. This unique neighborhood lines the canal and is in close proximity to Riparian Preserve. With tree-lined streets and grass in every front yard, it is beautiful as fall begins and the trees change colors.
The Bridges at Gilbert is a residential neighborhood with the majority of the homes – single-family homes. They were built between 2010 and 2017. These homes offer 2 to 6 bedrooms and 2 to 5 bathrooms. Residences range in size from 1500 to 6047 square feet in living space.
Downtown Gilbert is where the historic town center lies -home to several shops and eateries and the downtown neighborhood houses in the original square mile of the town. Here, you will also find St. Xavier University.
Agritopia is an urban farm development and a throwback to a time, with large raised front porches and trees- and grass-lined streets that make this neighborhood one of Gilbert’s finest. In this quaint neighborhood, you will find parks, an organic community farm.
Power Ranch is an award-winning community offering tree-lined streets, a clubhouse, a community pool, tennis courts, 26-plus miles of trails, catch-and-release fishing lakes, and numerous parks
South Gilbert has several neighborhoods including Trilogy, an active adult golf community, and the Seville Golf & Country Club area. There are also several gated neighborhoods with properties on offer in the $1,000,000 to $4,000,000 price range.
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