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Living a Mountain Lifestyle in Gilbert, Arizona

Gilbert, home to the Goldmine Mountains, is a very fast growing town of over 200,000 located southeast of Phoenix. It is between Mesa and Chandler.  The city is a bedroom community for Phoenix and Tempe. Gilbert is characterized as more suburban and more of a town than nearby Chandler, although the latter has a stronger economic base. The town's average income is much higher than the rest of Arizona.

Where to Retire in Gilbert and Home Prices

Gilbert real estate has held up better in the Arizona real estate debacle than many communities to the west of Phoenix. According to Zillow, the median home value was at $289,400 in late 2016.

What is special about Gilbert

Arizona climate, mixed generation community, good real estate stability. This town grew 75% between 2000 and 2006, so it is obvious it has some good things going for it.  Great Arizona dry climate with mild winters. Plenty of recreational opportunities and adjacency to Phoenix attractions

What is not special about Gilbert

The summers are brutally hot. This is a very fast growing town and there is always uncertainty about how it will end up.

Climate and Physical Environment

Gilbert is southeast of Phoenix in the Sonoran desert. The Superstition Mountains are nearby

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Gilbert residents have easy access to the major cultural opportunities of nearby Phoenix and Arizona State University, located in adjacent Tempe. Residents will find interesting events at the Gilbert Civic Center

Crime

Crime in Gilbert tends to hover at least 25% below the national average.

Medical facilities

Phoenix and its larger suburbs have some of the world's finest medical facilities.

Transportation

Sky Harbor Airport is a short drive (25 minutes) away with its connections to anywhere in the world. Mesa also has an airport.  There is a park and ride facility for bus service to Phoenix and possible future light rail. Compared to other communities, Gilbert is below average in walkability.

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