Gilbert, Arizona 

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+19.0% since 2020

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4.5 / 8.5

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Best Places to Live in Gilbert, Arizona

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.
State: Arizona
County: Maricopa County
Metro Area: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area
City: Gilbert
Zip Codes: 85234 85295 85296 85233 85297 85298
Cost of Living: 22.7% higher
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (no daylight savings time)
Elevation: 1107 ft above sea level

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Gilbert, Az Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Pleasant winters
Air service
Intense summer heat
Growth and sprawl
Rapidly rising home prices

What Bert Has To Say About Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area

Originally a resort city, Phoenix has grown phenomenally in the past 40 years into a full-scale urban center- largely made possible by the advent of air-conditioning. The Phoenix metropolitan area covers over 1,000 square miles. Downtown, which is fairly modest for a city its size, features a few skyscrapers, the capitol, government offices, and a few quality museums. Surrounding downtown are several large and fairly distinct city-suburbs, mostly built on a sprawling grid, in some cases separated by low hills. These include the large middle-class suburbs of Peoria, Mesa, Chandler, and Glendale; upscale Scottsdale; and the college area of Tempe which serves as home to Arizona State University. All areas are modern and generally lacking in historic interest, but keep in mind that Phoenix only had 100,000 residents in 1950.


The unemployment rate in Gilbert is 4.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Gilbert jobs have increased by 3.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Gilbert's cost of living is 22.7% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Gilbert's Cost of Living

April, March and November are the most pleasant months in Gilbert, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Maricopa county flipped narrowly Democratic, 50.1% to 48.0%. More Voting Stats

Gilbert's population is 257,658 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 19.0%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 27.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Gilbert is Real Estate: $476,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.8%.

Gilbert public schools spend $6,891 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.4 students per teacher in Gilbert. More Education

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Housing Market in Gilbert

It's a good time to buy in Gilbert. Home Appreciation is up 26.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Gilbert is $476,700.
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Reviews for Gilbert   40 Reviews
Thoughts from a Midwest Transplant - 5/27/2019
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... Read More

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Lived in Gilbert for 4 years now & love it - 6/29/2018
Great community for families, couples, retirees and anyone looking for a safe, friendly, clean suburb with shopping, restaurants and a growing economy. The Town... Read More

Gilbert AZ a wonderful place to live - 4/12/2017
A family friendly town with great schools and low crime. The people are friendly, there's plenty of shopping, and easy commute to Phoenix etc. We have experienced a... Read More

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