Best Reasons to Live in Gilbert AZ   

The prosperous town of Gilbert is located in the Phoenix East Valley. If you are currently seeking a family-oriented community with a thriving economy and a healthy job market, a vibrant downtown, premier shopping and dining options, an excellent school system, and plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities, look no further than Gilbert, Arizona! Booming in business and leisure activities, Gilbert has been named the Most Prosperous City in the Nation– Economic Innovation Group, 2017, 5th Best City to Find a Job in the U.S. – WalletHub, 2018,  and Best Place to Raise a Family – Niche.com, 2018, among many other recent accolades. Below are some of the best reasons to live in Gilbert AZ:

Big City Living with a Small-town Vibe 

Once known as the "Hay Shipping Capital of the World", the thriving town of Gilbert has emerged as the fifth-largest municipality in the Metro Phoenix Area. Although Gilbert is one of the fastest-growing towns in the U.S., with a population that has doubled every five years since 1980, it still offers that small-town charm with amenities typically found in a larger city. Gilbert’s iconic water tower still remains in the heart of Downtown, and you can drive down one residential road and see farm life, and drive down another and find modern living with hip urban condominiums  Along with a vast amount of restaurants and shopping options, Gilbert also provides convenient  access to several major routes including US-60 and Loop 202, making for a hassle-free work commute and getting around the valley with ease.

Thriving Economy and Healthy Job Market  

Recently named one of the "Most Prosperous Cities in the Country,” Gilbert offers exceptional community life fueled by a strong economy. Boasting a diverse and plentiful job market, economic drivers in Gilbert include biotechnology & life sciences, advanced business services, clean technology & renewable energy, aerospace & aviation, and manufacturing industries. Gilbert is home to several notable private employers including Northrop Grumman, GoDaddy, Silent-Aire, Deloitte, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and Isagenix. Top employers in Gilbert include GoDaddy, B.H. Drywall Stucco Painting, Banner Health, Dignity Health, Isagenix International, Hunter Contracting Co Inc, Northrop Grumman, Earnhardt Auto Center Hunter Contracting Co (civil construction company), and Silent-Aire.

Vibrant Downtown Heritage District

Downtown Gilbert is known by the locals as the Heritage District. From its charm to its delicious restaurants, you’ll find a family-friendly environment, a vibrant nightlife, and a plethora of pet-friendly restaurant options with patio space. One of the things the Heritage Distract is known for is the many dining options. Head to the hip Snooze for one of the best breakfasts of your life. Another dining destination is Joe’s Real BBQ, a great family restaurant that knows how to do BBQ right. 12 West Brewing offers craft beer and tacos and Garage-East offers wine on the patio. The district also features the Hale Theater with Broadway shows, the Gilbert Farmers Market every Saturday and the Art Walk (a bi-weekly art gathering held October through March) featuring an array of artistic styles for exhibition and sale. Also located downtown is Art Intersection showcasing art from emerging and established artists. Gilbert’s 135-mile bike path system connects the Heritage District to parks and attractions throughout town. 

Beautiful Neighborhoods and Communities

Gilbert has many beautiful and well-kept neighborhoods and communities featuring a wide range of residential choices. From low maintenance condos/townhomes, single-family homes in quiet neighborhoods and private gated subdivisions, semi-rural horse properties, gorgeous homes in exclusive waterfront communities to sprawling luxury estates with the latest features and amenities, you’re certain to find the home of your dreams in Gilbert. Top REALTOR® in Gilbert - Cathy Carter has been serving the local community for over 25 years and has all the resources and information you need for making the best home purchase decision. Feel feel to call Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch with her here!   

Excellent School System

Gilbert has a premier K-12 education system and is served by three highly- acclaimed school districts including Gilbert Public Schools, Higley Unified School District, and Chandler Unified School District. Recently announced as the 4th Best School District in America, Gilbert Public Schools boasts 11 A+ Schools of Excellence. Gilbert is part of School Choice Arizona, which was created to help parents in Arizona navigate the many educational opportunities available to their children as they progress through grade school and beyond. Arizona allows students to apply for admission to any public school, based on available classroom space. Institutions of higher learning serving the community include Chandler-Gilbert Community College (provides two-year degrees and comprehensive certificate programs), The East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT), Park University’s Gilbert Campus Center, University of Arizona (operates (coding boot camp classes out of Gilbert’s University Building), and Arizona State University's Polytechnic Campus located at Gilbert's eastern border in Tempe.  

Premier Shopping and Dining 

Gilbert has several great shopping destinations including SanTan Village, a super-regional outdoor lifestyle center. Major retailers including Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dillard’s, and Macy’s are top attractions at SanTan Village. Other options include specialty stores like Apple, Barnes & Noble, Charming Charlie, Coach, Forever 21, Gymboree, Sephora, White House Black Market, and so many more great names. From fast-food joints to fine dining establishments, Gilbert is known for its extraordinary culinary scene featuring a wide range of dining options that will excite your taste buds. Popular restaurants and eateries in Gilbert include Koi, Joe’s Real BBQ, Barrio Queen, The Farmhouse Restaurant, Nicantoni’s Pizza, Nico Heirloom Kitchen, Zinburger, Postino East, Joyride Taco House, and Romeo's Euro Cafe, just to name a few. 

 Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert

Numerous Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

Thanks to warm weather and sunshine most days of the year, you’ll catch Gilbert residents enjoying the outdoors on their bikes, walking, jogging, and even horseback riding. Named a Bicycle Friendly Community, Gilbert is well known for its Central Trail System, where you can enjoy more than 54 miles of bike trails along the canals. There’s also plenty of parks located throughout town offering a vast array of outdoor activities including Freestone Park, Discovery District Park, Veterans Oasis Park, Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Tumbleweed Park, and Paseo Vista Recreational Area. Riparian Preserve is one of the largest wildlife preserves in Gilbert, where you can enjoy hiking, equestrian trails, and wildlife and bird watching.  Gilbert is also home to some of the best golf clubs in the East Valley such as Seville Golf & Country Club, Greenfield Lakes Golf Course, Kokopelli Golf Course, Seville Golf & Country Club, Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch, and Western Skies Golf Club, with dozens of additional courses located within easy driving distance.

Highest Rated REALTOR® in Gilbert - CATHY CARTER 

Although the real estate market is always changing, Cathy Carter’s commitment to exceptional, personalized service is something you can always count on. As a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Cathy adheres to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and possesses a strong work ethic. Cathy genuinely cares about her clients and is always accessible to them - her phone never goes unanswered. She will take the time to listen to your needs, keep you updated every step of the way, and will do whatever is necessary to facilitate a smooth and successful transaction.  

With Cathy as your personal agent, you’ll have a highly qualified Gilbert REALTOR® working on your behalf, who will protect your interests, advocate for you, and handle all the details of your home purchase or sale for a smooth and successful transaction. To find out more about buying or selling Gilbert real estate or living in this world-class community, please call the most qualified Gilbert REALTOR® - Cathy Carter today at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch with her here! 


RE/MAX Alliance Group 
725 W. Elliot Rd., Suite 111 
Gilbert, AZ.  85233 
Cell: 480-459-8488 
Toll-Free: 800-519-5578

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