Gilbert Homes for Sale
If you're seeking homes for sale in Chandler AZ, take a look at Chandler's East Valley neighbor, Gilbert. This incorporated town has been the recipient of a number of honors and awards, including the 36 th Best Place to Live in the U.S., the safest municipality in Arizona, as well as one of the nation's top places to live and learn -- Gilbert's off-leash park even won Dog Fancy magazine's dog park of the year award. Gilbert is located just southeast of the thriving metropolis of Phoenix, so it's just close enough to offer all of those big-city amenities, while still retaining that small-town feel.
Gilbert AZ is packed full of amenities and activities, as well as highly ranked school systems, making this Sonoran Desert town a desirable place to live. That's why so many people choose to search for Gilbert and Chandler AZ homes for sale and Gilbert and Chandler homes for rent. Whichever type of Gilbert or Chandler real estate you're interested in, we're here to help. We can even help you relocate to Chandler AZ or Gilbert AZ.
Gilbert AZ at a Glance
Gilbert was founded in 1891, then grew when the Arizona Eastern Railway came into the area. For many years, this agricultural town was known as the world's Hay Capital.
Since then, Gilbert's population has grown rapidly, increasing from just 5,700 residents in 1980 to almost 210,000 residents today. In fact, Gilbert was the fastest-growing municipality in the U.S. from 1990 to 2003.
People flock to Gilbert in part for its climate. Like other East Valley cities, Gilbert experiences more than 300 sunny days each year -- 310, to be exact -- and less than 8 inches of annual rainfall. Though summers are hot and dry, during most of the year temperatures are mild, warm and pleasant, rarely dipping below freezing and creating the perfect conditions for an active outdoor lifestyle.
Gilbert residents enjoy a wide variety of cultural and historical attractions. Catch a play or musical performance at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts and the Hale Centre Theatre. Art lovers will enjoy browsing the galleries and artisan shops in Gilbert's downtown.
And, speaking of shopping, you won't want to miss the upscale retailers at SanTan Village, an outdoor streetscape mall. Gilbert's Heritage District offers eclectic boutiques and independent shops if you're seeking a unique gift or item.
For a night out on the town, the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort and Casino offers games of chance, as well as live entertainment. For a touch of the Wild West, head to the nearby Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Center.
Gilbert's amazing climate makes it the perfect place to experience the great outdoors. The East Valley is famous for its world-class golf courses, and Gilbert is no exception. Play nine or 18 holes on Gilbert's many public and private links; there's even an indoor course for those hot summer days.
If you love hiking and biking, you're in luck. Gilbert and the surrounding areas, like Neely Ranch Riparian Reserve, Red Mountain District Park and McDowell Mountain Regional Park.
The Gilbert economy has weathered the storm and is growing strong. That's good news for those interested in homes for sale in Chandler AZ and Gilbert. In fact, Gilbert's new-home construction industry is booming, making it an East Valley hotspot and outpacing even nearby Phoenix.
Gilbert residents enjoy a lower unemployment rate than the rest of the country. The city has attracted a number of large corporations, including Banner Health and Go Daddy, as well as many high-tech firms that are riding the growing wave of the technology industry and keeping the Gilbert economy booming.
If you're considering a move to Gilbert or Chandler, we can help. We have extensive listings of exclusive Gilbert and Chandler AZ homes for sale. Our experienced Realtors can help you sort through the many Gilbert and Chandler homes for sale and find your dream home. Give us a call today.
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