Gilbert, AZ


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Gilbert, AZ

About Gilbert, AZ

Gilbert, Arizona is a vibrant and friendly city in the Phoenix Metro known for its small-town charm. Home to endless recreational activities like golfing, fishing, and cycling, visitors can explore the city's many parks or enjoy a stroll along the nearby canals. Take advantage of the city’s excellent shopping opportunities or sample some of the delicious local fare at one of its tantalizing restaurants. With numerous community events throughout the year and its picturesque desert landscape, Gilbert is sure to make any visitor feel right at home! Regional center / Capital city - South-central Arizona in a low desert valley.

Location Details

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa County
Metro Area: Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler Metro Area
City: Gilbert
Zip Codes: 85234 85295 85296 85233 85297 85298
Cost of Living:
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (no daylight savings time)
Elevation: 1107 ft above sea level
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Phoenix, Arizona, is a lively city with a story that stretches back thousands of years. Long ago, Native American tribes like the Hohokam lived here, creating an impressive irrigation system. Fast forward to the 19th century, Phoenix blossomed from a farming community into a bustling city, thanks to the railroad. Now, it stands as the fifth-largest city in the U.S., attracting folks from all walks of life.

Geographically, Phoenix sits in the Sonoran Desert, surrounded by a stunning landscape of mountains and deserts, iconic for its saguaro cacti and beautiful sunsets. The nearby Superstition Mountains and Tonto National Forest offer great spots for hiking, camping, and boating, making it a paradise for those who love the outdoors.

The economy in Phoenix is strong and varied, featuring sectors like healthcare, education, technology, and tourism. This growth has brought many job opportunities, making it an attractive place for professionals. Plus, living here is relatively affordable compared to other big cities, with plenty of housing options available.

When it comes to politics, Phoenix presents a mixed bag. The city itself leans more liberal, while the surrounding areas tend to be more conservative. Arizona is often seen as a swing state, showing a balanced divide between the two major political parties during elections.

Life in Phoenix is never dull, thanks to its vibrant arts scene, sports teams (go Suns and Diamondbacks!), and numerous parks and hiking trails. The city also hosts various festivals and events throughout the year, celebrating its diverse culture and delicious cuisine.

New residents should be ready for the hot desert climate. Summers here can get extremely hot, with temperatures soaring above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. It's important to stay hydrated and take steps to prevent heat-related illnesses. Also, keep in mind the monsoon season, which can bring heavy rains and dust storms during the summer months.

In summary, living in Phoenix offers a unique mix of natural beauty, economic opportunities, and a lively lifestyle. Whether you're into outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or looking for a thriving job market, Phoenix has something for everyone.

Gilbert Cost of Living
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Pleasant winters, entertainment, and air service make Gilbert a great place to live.

$560,600
+39.7% higher than avg
$105,733
+34.7% higher than avg
$1,355 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
+15.3% higher than avg
Gilbert Crime
23.1 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in Gilbert, Arizona
$107,280
for a family
$76,800
for a single person
Pros & Cons of Gilbert
   Pleasant winters
Intense summer heat
   Entertainment
Growth and sprawl
   Air service
Rapidly rising home prices
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Gilbert should be compared to the Midwest in the sense that despite the size of the buildings being 5 stories tall in Mixed Use Areas, it retains the small town feeling,  More

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My Dad lives in Gilbert and i live nearby due to proximity of Mesa and visit Gilbert a lot. I can definitely say Gilbert is a hidden gem of a town that knows how to  More

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The reason I chose to write a review is because, while a few were indeed quite concise & accurate (looking at you, J.T.), some were astonishingly biased and/or isolated  More

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