City Spotlight: Gilbert, Arizona

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Small Town Feel with Big City Appeal. From farm-fresh cafes to barbecue diners, Gilbert’s got a flavor for good food, great shopping and picturesque weather! You can find quaint dining and shopping in Gilbert’s Heritage District, shop Arizona’s premier outdoor SanTan Village, soak up nature at the Riparian Preserve, or enjoy a night in at one of Gilbert’s four new hotels. Gilbert is one of the best cities to live, work, play – or just get away.

Gilbert has received national attention for its’ friendly atmosphere, excellent schools, and unmatched expansion. Over the past 20 years, Gilbert has been named one of the fastest growing towns in the country. Additionally, Gilbert was also named the safest municipality in Arizona and the 24th safest community. The honors go beyond even that. Business Week also named Gilbert one of the best places to raise your kids and CNN Money ranked the town as the 31st best place to live in 2010.


Gilbert boasts a high school graduation rate exceeding 90% and is bordered by Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Arizona State’s Polytechnic Campus, Northern Arizona University’s East Valley campus and AT Still University – four incredible institutions. Gilbert also serves as home to three state of the art hospitals and the recently celebrated the groundbreaking of Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, a nationally respected treatment facility.


More than one million visitors have experienced the Riparian Institute, a 110 acre nature preserve regarded for how well it has been conserved and maintained. Gilbert also is home to a Big League Dreams Sports Park which features scaled down replicas of famous baseball stadiums and the Heritage District’s Water Tower Park is a fun, relaxing place for both kids and adults.  SanTan Village Shopping Center offers a variety of great shopping opportunities and Cosmo Dog Park is a nationally recognized escape for our four-legged residents.


Gilbert is serviced by Sky Harbor Phoenix International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport – both within15 miles. The recent addition of hotels and a conference center make Gilbert a destination for leisure or business travel. 

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