About The City of Gilbert AZ
Gilbert is a town bustling in the Southeast valley of Arizona. Diverse in culture but true to it’s heritage, the city of Gilbert AZ is involved with it’s people. New local businesses are welcomed and supported, family’s and neighbors are encouraged and a strong sense of community is embraced. Thanks to low-property-taxes and with much of what used to be farming land, Gilbert broke ground for first-time homeowners and many dream homes were built. Gilbert is home to many beautiful neighborhoods and communities. The community events that take place and the beautiful landscape are evident of the pride Gilbert takes in maintaining what makes it so sought-after: safety, beauty, community and fun.
“With a local history museum, great gourmet and Southwestern food, and annual rituals like dog-friendly ‘Barktoberfest,” there’s always something to do in this bustling, low-crime Phoenix suburb” – Time‘s Money Magazine
In 2014, Time’s Money Magazine rated the city of Gilbert, AZ #22 “Best Places to Live in America 2014.” Money ranked the 50 best small cities in the country, looking for great jobs, affordable homes, strong economies, excellent schools, and much much more. Aside from meeting such criteria, Gilbert was recognized as one of the fastest-growing places in America. As a small village of just 5,187 people in 1980, Gilbert grew into a city of 218,338 by 2014. Additionally, Money added: “Luckily its offerings have grown along with it. With a local history museum, great gourmet and Southwestern food, and annual rituals like dog-friendly “Barktoberfest,” there’s always something to do in this bustling, low-crime Phoenix suburb.”
Gilbert was the only city in Arizona to make the list.
As of January 31, 2015, the city of Gilbert already has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Arizona at only 4.60% (-4.17% from last period). Healthcare jobs are big in Gilbert with Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and Banner Health as two major employers. Isagenix, a network-marketing company with a presence in 11 countries, recently established its world headquarters here. But that’s not all. Gilbert’s growing status has brought in entrepreneurs and small business and restaurant owners from all over the country helping turn Gilbert into what valley locals now consider a valley “hot-spot.” To say the least, Gilbert’s economy has been flourishing.
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Officially known as Gilbert Unified School District #41, Gilbert’s public schools (GPS) is an “A” Rated School School District. GPS covers most of Gilbert, and parts of Chandler and Mesa. On July 1, 2014, Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto began as Superintendent of Gilbert Public Schools.
Junior High Schools
- Desert Ridge Junior High
- Gilbert Junior High
- Greenfield Junior High
- Highland Junior High
- Mesquite Junior High
- South Valley Junior High
- Campo Verde High School
- Desert Ridge High School
- Gilbert High School
- Highland High School
- Mesquite High School
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Dining and Shopping
Santan Village is located at 2218 East Williams Field Road, Suite 235, Gilbert, AZ 85295. Santan Village is the “go to” shopping and dining super center for many Gilbert residents. It has something for everyone in your family. Some of the restaurants and retailers include: Dillard’s, lucy, Apple Store, Sephora, Charming Charlie’s, Forever 21, Chico’s, SOMA, New York & Co., LOFT, White House/Black Market, Paradise Bakery, Best Buy, Coach, Banana Republic, Blue Wasabi Sushi & Martini Bar, Bath & Body Works, Eddie Bauer, Lane Bryant/Cacique, Victoria’s Secret, American Eagle Outfitters, The Buckle, Charlotte Russe, The Children’s Place, Disney Store, Gymboree, Kay Jewelers, Weisfield Jewelers, Champs, Footlocker and Hat Club.
Village Square at Dana Park is located at 1758 S Val Vista Dr, Mesa, AZ 85204. Visitors can find just about anything here, from salons and boutiques, to restaurants and electronic stores. Some of the stores and restaurants at Dana Park include: Panda Express, Paradise Bakery, Potato Barn, RA Sushi, Pita Jungle, Pei Wei Asian Diner, Five Guys, European Wax, Firehouse Subs, FedEx/Kinkos, Foot Solutions, Gymboree, Guitar Center, Girly Girlz, California Pizza Kitchen, Chase, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, Chico’s, Chipolte, and a lot more…
Gilbert Farmers Markets
Gilbert Chamber of Commerce
Gilbert Art Walk
Parks and Recreation
Gilbert’s Freestone Park is perfect for playing, fishing, picnics, strolls and truly just a wonderful place to visit and enjoy. Freestone Park features ball fields, playgrounds, ramada rentals, volleyball and tennis courts, and much much more. Freestone Park is also host to “The Freestone Railroad,” which boasts a miniature train, antique carousel, and a mini Ferris wheel plus the Rip City Batting cages. At Freestone, you will also find an amphitheater, Skate Park and the Freestone Recreation Center.