Why You Should Consider a Move to Gilbert, Arizona

If you are thinking about a move to the Phoenix area, the vibrant town of Gilbert deserves consideration. Thriving in business and leisure activities, Gilbert manages to maintain it’s friendly, small-town charm while also providing the amenities typically found in a larger city. Boasting over 300 days of warm weather and sunshine per year, a healthy job market, a pedestrian-friendly heritage district, great shopping and dining options, an A-rated school district, and plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities, it’s no surprise that Gilbert is one of the fast-growing towns in the U.S., and why homes for sale in Gilbert are in demand. Gilbert has many beautiful neighborhoods and communities such as Stonecreek, Seville, Val Vista Lakes, Layton Lakes, Finley Farms, Shamrock Estates, and Vintage Ranch, just to name a few. Whether you’re interested in a low-maintenance condo or townhome, single-family home in a quiet neighborhood or gated subdivision, a semi-rural horse property, a gorgeous home in an exclusive golf course or waterfront community or a sprawling luxury estate, you’re certain to find plenty of real estate in Gilbert to accommodate your lifestyle and needs. With Gilbert home values and prices only going up, now is the perfect time to buy while homes are still affordable. Cathy Carter is a top-rated REALTOR® in Gilbert with over 25 years of local experience. As a local expert, Cathy knows the Gilbert market and has all the information and resources to help you find the home of your dreams. Get the process started today by contacting Cathy directly at 480-459-8488 or you can get in touch here.    

Browse the MLS for homes for sale in Gilbert (listings updated daily) - and scroll down below to learn more about real estate in Gilbert, current market trends, and living in Gilbert: 

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If you would like more information about any of the above homes for sale in Gilbert, please contact the best REALTOR® in Gilbert - Cathy Carter, specializing in newer homes and luxury real estate.

Over the past year, Gilbert home values increased 6.7% and real estate industry experts are predicting they will rise another 4.9% over the next year. The median price of currently listed homes for sale in Gilbert is $365,000. As a licensed, professional REALTOR® in Gilbert, Cathy Carter keeps her finger on the pulse of the market at all times and is the first to know when real estate in Gilbert becomes available, ensuring that her buyers have the advantage they need in a competitive market where homes are in demand. 

Cathy would love to share her knowledge of the different neighborhoods and communities in Gilbert, the types of homes and features offered, the builders, schools, surrounding area amenities and attractions, local community developments, and so much more. You can narrow down your home search by having Cathy put together a list of homes for sale in Gilbert that are the best fit based on your specific criteria in a home. Get the process started today by calling Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here.

Why Homebuyers Should Consider Living in Gilbert, Arizona 

The friendly town of Gilbert is located in Maricopa County about 22 miles southeast of Phoenix. Home to around 248,280 people, Gilbert is the sixth-largest municipality in Arizona. With access to an educated and diverse workforce, a pipeline of emerging technologies from statewide universities, and exceptional community amenities, it’s easy to see why major companies are attracted to Gilbert like GoDaddy, B H Drywall, Banner Health, Isagenix International, Northrop Grumman, Silent-Aire, Morgan Stanely, Merrill Lynch, Deloitte, and many others. 

Approximately 70%  of Gilbert’s population consists of Up and Coming families (a market in transition - residents are younger and more mobile and ethnically diverse than the previous generation. They are ambitious, working hard to get ahead, and willing to take some risks to achieve their goals); Boomburbs (young professionals with families that have opted to trade up to the newest housing in the suburbs); and Soccer Moms (residents who are partial to new housing away from the bustle of the city but close enough to commute to professional job centers).  These groups are characterized as being younger families with median ages in the low to mid 30’s focused on settling down in the suburbs of a major metro area. They are well-educated with 70% having some form on college education and over 50% having a college degree. 

For parents with school-age children, the quality of a school district is often a top deciding factor when choosing where to live and buy a home. Most homes for sale in Gilbert are served by the highly regarded Gilbert Unified School District #41 (GUSD), also known as Gilbert Public Schools (GPS). As of 2019, thirteen GPS schools have earned the "A+ School of Excellence™ Award" from the Arizona Educational Foundation. A district of choice, GPS serves over 35,000 students at 40 schools across Gilbert, Chandler, and Mesa. Gilbert Public Schools has twenty-six elementary schools (Pre K-6); six middle schools (7-8), five high schools (9-12), two academies, one global academy, and one alternative education. 

Gilbert Public Schools offers Traditional Programs for K-6 (classrooms and curriculum) at Neely Traditional Academy, Spectrum Elementary, and Canyon Rim Elementary. In the Traditional classroom, the desks all face the front of the room, and the curriculum is delivered primarily through whole group instruction led by qualified teachers. Gilbert Classical Academy is a high performing National Blue Ribbon School and Gilbert’s college preparatory school of choice. The Academy ranks third in the state and 10th nationwide, in part because of the school’s 100% participation rate in Advanced Placement coursework and its all-honors level classes.  

The GPS Performance Academy program (4–8 grades) at Mesquite Elementary School allows students involved in elite athletics or performing arts to experience everything a school has to offer, while still maintaining their training and competitive schedule. Benefits include personalized learning, flexible schedule, opportunities for acceleration, socialization with students, elective offerings, mentor programs, and collaborative project work. Gilbert also has a number of Charter schools to choose from, which are public schools operated independently of public school systems, either by nonprofit or for-profit organizations.  

Gilbert Regional Park

Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate Gilbert's many beautiful parks featuring a vast array of family-oriented amenities and activities. Major parks include Gilbert Regional Park, Freestone Park, Discovery District Park, Veterans Oasis Park, Riparian Preserve at WaterRanch, Tumbleweed Park, and Paseo Vista Recreational Area. Gilbert Regional Park is the newest park in town, featuring a 4,000 Sq.ft. splash pad, a 35-foot-tall climbing & play structure, and a tot lot climbing structure. Future plans for the park include a 7-acre lake, a performance pavilion/amphitheater, a 10-acre event lawn, 6 tennis courts, 16 pickleball courts, 2 basketball courts, 6 sand volleyball courts, and a massive water park with areas for swimming, surfing, kayaking, and paddleboarding.

Gilbert’s Central Trail System includes more than 54 miles of trails along the canals. On any given day, you can see people on their bikes, walking, jogging, and even horseback riding. The Western Canal Powerline /Sun Circle Trail runs east and west, connecting Big League Dreams, the Riparian Preserve, Freestone Park and McQueen District Park in an 8.5-mile stretch, continuing west into Chandler and also Tempe. Golf enthusiasts can choose from several top-rated golf courses in Gilbert including Seville Golf & Country Club Course designed by Gary Panks, the Greenfield Lakes Golf Course designed by Ray Pacioni, the Kokopelli Golf Course designed by Phillips Associates, the Trilogy Golf Course designed by Dick Bailey, and the Western Skies Golf Club Course designed by Brian Whitcomb, with dozens of additional courses within easy driving distance.

The  Phoenix area is host to several popular annual events including the Waste Management Phoenix Open, the Barret Jackson Auto Show, and the Cactus League spring training baseball.  The Phoenix metro area is also home to four Major League sports teams plus a professional WNBA team. The Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) play their home games at Chase Field. The Phoenix Suns play in the NBA's Pacific Division and play their games at Talking Stick Arena.  The Arizona Cardinals are a professional football team (NFL) based in Phoenix and play at State Farm Stadium and the Arizona Coyotes are a professional hockey league team based in Glendale. The Phoenix Mercury is a professional women's basketball team (WNBA) based in Phoenix and also plays at Talking Stick Resort Arena. 

Gilbert provides easy access to the Santan Freeway portion of oLoop 202 and a small section of US-60, which skirts the northern boundary of Gilbert at the Higley Road interchange. Public transportation is provided by Valley Metro, with daily express and local bus service in the northern, central, and western areas of town. The community is served by two major airports: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport located in Mesa about 9.5-miles away and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport located about 18 miles from the center of town.

Partner with Top-rated REALTOR® in Gilbert - Cathy Carter

Whether you are interested in homes for sale in Gilbert or its time to list your current property, experience matters most in a changing market. Serving the local community since 1994, Cathy Carter provides the kind of knowledge, skills, commitment, and local expertise you need and deserve when buying or selling a home. She would love to put her years of experience to work for you!

For sellers, Cathy uses the most effective and cutting-edge approaches to market your home. Your property will be listed in hundreds of locations on the Internet and will get exposure on all the major sites like Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Movato.com, Homes.com, and many others that homebuyers frequently visit. You can be assured that Cathy is 100% committed to getting your home SOLD for the highest market price in the least amount of time possible. 

As your personal agent, Cathy will advocate for you, protect your interests and guide you throughout your real estate transaction to ensure the best possible results. If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling real estate in Gilbert, please give Cathy a call at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch with her by email.

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Gilbert, AZ.  85233 
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