Comprised of 72.6 square miles, the City of Gilbert, Arizona has grown from a charming agricultural community into a vibrant, economically diverse suburb. In fact, while it was once called the “Hay Shipping Capital of the World,” Gilbert has become the largest town in the U.S. and one of the fastest growing. Gilbert was incorporated in 1920 and despite its humble beginnings has grown significantly in the last three decades. In large part its growing popularity is due to the factors that earned it the distinction of being named the 22nd Best Place to Live in the U.S., as well as being the ranked as the nation’s 2nd Safest City. It has also been named Best Place to Raise a Family in Arizona, 16th Happiest Place to Live, Top 10 Cleanest Cities in America, Best Phoenix Suburb, 4th Best City for Driving, and the list of accolades and recognitions goes on and on.
Gilbert also boasts exceptional educational opportunities. The nationally ranked K-12 school system includes magnet, public, and charter schools with a 90% average graduation rate. Gilbert also has wonderful opportunities for entertainment, dining, and shopping. In Downtown Gilbert there is an iconic water tower, along with a theater, several restaurants, and shops to be explored. Furthermore, when you buy a home in Gilbert, you are positioned to easily enjoy SanTan Village, award-winning dining establishments, the natural beauty of the Riparian Preserve, Cosmo Dog Park, Elliot District Park and so much more. As the city’s housing industry booms, so does business here. With an intentional focus in STEM industries, Gilbert is home to numerous companies in the fields of Renewable Energy, Clean Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, Biotechnology, and Aerospace and Defense.
This extraordinary city is expected to build-out in the next decade and have a population of 330,000 residents. So, now is a great time to buy or build a home in Gilbert. Just a short drive from the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and situated southeast of Phoenix, this wonderful city has many impressive neighborhoods and subdivisions from which homebuyers can choose. Among the most remarkable master-planned communities in Gilbert, you’ll find Adora Trails, Morrison Ranch, and Power Ranch. These developments offer beautiful upscale homes with all the desired modern conveniences. Power Ranch is a high-class, top-selling community in the southeastern valley of the Phoenix metro area. Homes in Power Ranch include one-story and two-story floor plans, as well as large luxury estates and modest single-family homes. Power Ranch encompasses the smaller communities of The Arbors, The Groves, The Grange, The Knolls, Meadow View, The Oaks, The Orchard, The Timbers, The Vineyards, and The Willows. The planned community of Agritopia is another noteworthy option in Gilbert. This urban farming community is rich with unique architecture, community parks, and community pools.
Other exciting real estate opportunities in Gilbert can be found in the Val Vista Lakes area. This large community was started in 1980 and offers homes with a variety of floor plans in many sizes. The community has an expansive lake and gorgeous water features that afford its 900 acres a unique atmosphere of elegance and sophistication. Located behind Freestone, the city’s largest park, the Stonecreek community is an increasingly popular destination for families. Homes in Stonecreek are in proximity to US 60, shopping centers, supermarkets, libraries, restaurants, and everything else needed to live a life of ease. Single-family homes in Stonecreek typically range from two to four bedrooms which is why it is popular among homebuyers with children. Located near the SanTan Mountains, the Seville Golf and Country Club is another noteworthy Gilbert community with fantastic homes for sale. Not only are the homes in Seville exquisite, but the multitude of amenities are also quite enticing.
Speaking of impressive amenities, Layton Lakes not only has beautifully crafted homes with upgraded features, but this exclusive east valley neighborhood also provides multiple pools, picturesque lake views, an expansive park, scenic water features, and lovely hiking and biking paths. There are eight different model homes in Layton Lakes from which to choose, and some properties are lakeside. And while there are many other spectacular neighborhoods and subdivisions in Gilbert, the last I’ll mention is Finley Farms. With a convenient location just minutes from Loop 202 and about ten minutes south of the 60, Finley Farms has wonderful single-family homes with two to five bedrooms. This community is ideal for those desiring a quiet country lifestyle in close proximity to big city conveniences. If you would like to learn more about the available real estate in Gilbert, Arizona, and the many fine homes for sale in its prestigious master-planned communities, please do not hesitate to contact us today.
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