The Town of Gilbert is located in the southeast part of the Greater Phoenix area. it’s included in a general area referred to as the East Valley. Gilbert, Arizona was recognized as the fastest growing city in America between 1990 and 2005 with a growth rate of nearly 500%. Now there are over 210,000 people that live in Gilbert Arizona. Much of the success of Gilbert can be attributed to the demographics, fact that over 1/3 of the residents here have attained a bachelors degree or higher, and 2/3 of the people above 16 are married. The price range of homes in Gilbert does not vary like other areas, Homes for Sale in Gilbert AZ are steadily much higher in value in Gilbert, because of the higher income level. Compared to $50,000 median incomes in many areas throughout the USA, Gilbert’s median income is nearly $90,000, making it one of the most affluent areas in the west.
In 2010 Gilbert was recognized in 2010 as the 36st Best Place to Live in the nation, as well as among the nation’s top places to live and learn. Gilbert has quickly grown, increasing in population from 5,717 in 1980 to 217,521 as of July 2009. Gilbert has evolved into a highly educated and affluent community supporting high-wage jobs in life science and health services, high technology, clean and renewable energy, and corporate and regional headquarters in advanced business services. Gilbert is an easily accessible city, with the Chandler Metropolitan/Williams Gateway airport in the very near vicinity. The 202 freeway also loops into Gilbert, which gives access to the rest of the Phoenix area. Gilbert is also virtually surrounded by several natural beautiful areas. To the west of Gilbert is the Phoenix South Mountain Park, just south of Gilbert is the San Tan Mountain Regional Park. To the west is Gold Canyon, and Queen Valley, which are also beautiful parts of Arizona. Gilbert is truly one of the best places not in Arizona to live, but in the entire midwest.