Gilbert has had a very colourful past and was once an agricultural town nicknamed the “Hay Shipping Capital of the World”. Today it is a thriving, fast=growing town within itself, even though it is located southeast of Phoenix and within the Phoenix metropolitan area. In fact, Gilbert is considered to be the largest town in the U.S. It has also been voted the 2nd Safest City and even the 22nd Best Place to Live in the whole country. The town was voted among the nation’s “top places to live and learn” by GreatSchools.org, no doubt thanks to its very low crime rate, friendly neighborhoods and excellent local schools. Not shabby for a place that was once a hay capital!
Gilbert is superb for those who love the outdoors. The Riparian at Water Ranch is especially popular with birdwatchers and also features hiking and equestrian trails that are open to the community. It is also home to six golf courses, five major parks, four community pools, four community recreation centers and even an indoor ice arena. Gilbert also offers many places for the avid shopper, including unique boutiques in the Heritage District and various outlets at the SanTan Village Shopping Center.
Gilbert truly stands out as a foodie’s paradise and has been named one of the 5 Best Food Neighborhoods in Metro Phoenix. The town has fantastic eateries, including award- winning restaurants that have been featured on the Food Network. Excellent food can be enjoyed at trendy spots like Flancer’s, Liberty Market or Over Easy. There’s the unique Everybody Loves Fondue which offers authentic and scrumptious Swiss Fondue, Cheddar Fondue, and Ghirardelli Chocolate Fondues. Gilbert’s very own Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company was recently ranked #1 in the 10 Best New Breweries in the World! That’s good living.
So, what is the vibe of Gilbert? Think of a very safe community that offers the best in lifestyle, food and the outdoors. Live Your Vibe in Gilbert!