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the truth about gilbert (born and raised) Posted On: 9/25/2010 9:57:11 PM
I have been reading reviews about gilbert and I must reword correctly what people are saying about the town.
I was born and raised Gilbert, same house my whole life, gilbert schools. I am not mormon, and liberal. Yes, complete opposite.
1. No, gilbert is not a horrible place to raise kids, ARIZONA IS. Gilbert does not have array surrounding it that makes in 115 in the summers, all the other cities are hot too. Arizona is hot and sucks. No one is out playing because its freaking hot, I would rather not die of heat stroke... but that is just personal. Gilbert has a lot of great family activities and more family things. great FAMILY town. especially if you are conservative you will love it. More of a liberal, or a teenager that likes to party? Move to tempe or chandler.
to user name gilbert mom, ARIZONA IS NOT A PLACE TO RAISE KIDS!
2. Hate crimes? Honestly I have not heard of anyone beat up for no reason unless they were asking for it. Trust me, even though a ton of people live here now, people still seem to know everyone and everything. Nonsense like this would make news... cause there is nothing else to talk about. I am a teenage girl, a cheerleader (just giving you an image) and i would feel perfectly safe walking anywhere pretty much by myself at the middle of the night. But this would never happen cause there is some store on every corner and everyone has a car. Gilbert does not have a ghetto, we have an older area that looks kinda scary, but is mostly just filled with old people that have lived there forever.
3. I personal hate the cops cause they always break up the good parties and give out mics. But they have nothing else to do cause there is like no crime. If you call for help, you get a firetruck, ambulance, and like 5 cops. If you dont want to get caught, you get 15 cop cars. they are ALL over the place. If you got stuck on the side of the street. find a main road, no worries a cop will be there to get you in trouble in no time... or even out of trouble. Dont be stupid and start drama, thats how you get yourself in trouble. PS. 99% get caught, so dont try stupid sh*t.
4. Cultural. Yeah 90% of the kids are sheltered, but whoever said thats such a horrible thing. There are lots of mexicans, and the honors system in the high schools are filled with plenty of asians and middle easterns. Mormons are there own race too. And we have black people that dress like they are ghetto, but they live in gilbert... thats all i have to say. Yeah its mostly white and mexican, but its arizona, what do you expect?
The place is quiet at night, and the mormons annoy me a lot, and the hardcore christians which consist of almost everyone, but it keeps the town pretty safe, rich, and quiet.
Last, gilbert is a great safe place with awesome schools to raise a family. Yes, it can be boring and yes the mormons run the place. But what do you expect, you live in the middle of the desert? What else did you think you would find.