Named as the 5th safest community in America in 2013, Gilbert boasts of a gorgeous small town atmosphere with some of the most amiable locals you will ever meet. It has constantly been tagged as one of the best places to live in and there are definitely numerous reasons why.
This quaint town, southeast of Phoenix, naturally captures your senses with its many offerings of places to see, flavors to taste, art and culture to experience, festivities to enjoy, and outdoor activities to take pleasure in. The Downtown Gilbert Heritage District provides you with local shops and boutiques, unique restaurants, and cultural attractions.
It is home to the Gilbert Historical Museum that tells the history of Gilbert; Hale Theater, which is the oldest and longest running theater company in the country; and the Chandler Historical Museum that boasts of many historical finds. There are also amphitheaters, water ranches, public pools, and picnic areas, around town.
To add to Gilbert’s outdoorsy atmosphere that both locals and tourists could enjoy, popular sports are baseball, softball and golf. If you love cheering from the sidelines, there are sports tournaments all year. You can also try out the exhilarating rodeo experience through Gilbert Days Rodeo that highlights Arizona’s cowboy culture. All these while basking under the perfect Arizona sun.
Among the other festivities to enjoy are the Global Village Festival in April, the Fourth of July Celebration, Barktoberfest, Fall Music & Halloween Festival, Nights of Lights, Gilbert Days Parade and Carnival, and Arizona Balloon Classic.
Education and employment at Gilbert are greatly valued and this is apparent in well-established private and public schools as well as various employment opportunities for its residents. The town has one of the lowest crime rates in America and a convenient transportation system. It’s an idyllic place for work, pleasure and everything in between.
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