Gilbert, Arizona is in Maricopa County and is a suburb of Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale. The city was incorporated in 1920 and was named after William Gilbert, who had a rail siding built on his land. In the beginnings, the area was agricultural and remained effectively so as a result of water being regulated to the farmland when the Roosevelt Dam was built. However, in the 1970s, the land began to be annexed and residential development began. The city has an estimated population of 237,000 residents.
History lovers will be enthralled with the Heritage District. This historic area creates a sense of both old and new with the economic development surrounding it. Here you will find old buildings and new restaurants. You’ll find the Hale Centre Theatre for theater lovers and those who admire good art will want to take in the Art Intersection, where art exhibitions, classes, and photography displays can be found. The outdoor lovers will find Freestone Park delightful. Set on 65 acres, it boasts a miniature train, a lake, playgrounds, basketball courts and baseball fields. There are places to enjoy a picnic and for amusement, there is a small Ferris wheel and carousel. Sports enthusiast will discover something unique in the Big-League Dreams Park. It features an eight-diamond baseball facility, offering scaled-down versions of Yankee Stadium and Wrigley Field. There are also batting cases, an indoor soccer pavilion, and flag football fields. Outdoor lovers will be delighted with the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch. There are some 200 species of birds and a reserve that uses recycled water. You’ll find many trails that go through the preserve, giving you an opportunity to observe both the beautiful land and the wildlife.
The diverse Gilbert real estate in this historic area is a reflection of the old and new represented in Gilbert. You will find older homes in the original parts of the city and you will find newer neighborhoods have lovely lots with a variety of styles from ranch to split level, all on lovely lots. This community has safe neighborhoods and quality schools. As the city continues to grow, new businesses are opening, and even more, neighborhoods are being built. Travel is easy with the highways that run on both sides of Gilbert, so those who work outside of the city, or prefer to visit other communities for shopping, will have easy access. When you consider all the options locally as well as in the larger cities nearby, this is a must-consider destination for home buyers searching in the Phoenix area. If you would like more information on homes for sale in Gilbert, Arizona, please contact us today and allow us to assist you.
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