Gilbert Real Estate Old West Meets Modern Living
Think Old West meets modern living and what do you have? Gilbert, Arizona! While this is one of the fastest growing communities in the nation with a population of 217,521, it proudly sticks to a small-town living atmosphere while also promoting and developing in the high-tech space and urban planning for the future. Gilbert is the ideal location to raise a family because of its excellent education system, plenty of leisure activities and many up and coming businesses.
Gilbert has high academic standards with several award-winning schools within the Gilbert Unified School District. The U.S. News and World Report ranked Gilbert Classic Academy High School 71st in the nation and 7th in the state of Arizona earning it an academic gold medal. Pioneer Elementary School and Vista Lakes Elementary School have both earned an A+ School of Excellence Award by the Arizona Education Foundation.
As a way to preserve the city’s history, they celebrate, each year, with Gilbert Days. This is when the community celebrates their Old West roots with a parade that makes its way through downtown, the Gilbert Days 5-K Run, a 1-mile Fun Run, and the IPRA Rodeo and carnival at Rodeo Park. These are just a few of the featured activities to enjoy during the extravagant celebration.
From a rich Old West history to an award-winning education system, Gilbert has it all.
Gilbert Housing Market
Could Gilbert, Arizona be your next home? If so you will find the median home price is $275,000, a bit higher than it’s sister city of Mesa. The average price per square foot is approximately $138 per square foot, with rentals holding at $1,490. Gilbert home prices have increased 4.7% over the past year. With large tracts of land available, Gilbert has had a boom in new home construction. Mesa and Gilbert are the only two communities in the Valley that sold over 300 new-builds in the first quarter of 2016.