When most of Arizona turns into an oven between June and August, there are plenty of ways to venture out, stay active, and cool off in Gilbert. In addition to all the junior highs equipped with swimming pools, there’s a panoply of sports, performing arts, camps offered around town. Harkins movie theaters offers summer flicks for $1 most weekday mornings,
Top Golf: The mist fans and indoor space can keep you cool. A favorite
Hale Theater: Many think the name comes from the fact that this expansive pub has a second story where you, yourself can find a “perch” and look out over Downtown Chandler or the courtyard dining area below but look more closely and you’ll see there are rescue birds throughout the venue ready to say hello. Unique craft food with beer, wine, and mixed drinks in a dreamy outdoor setting.
With over 200,000 residents Gilbert, Arizona is currently the most populous incorporated town in the United States. This makes Gilbert unique in many ways. It has a small town feel, but also touts many of the advantages of being a “city”. 20 years ago it would have been hard to imagine the bustling environment one finds today as they walk down Gilbert Road surrounded by modern eateries, boutiques, and businesses where so recently residents were riding horses to get from here to there.
Unlike most towns that boom Gilbert has not lost its identity. The heart of Gilbert is intact and thriving. Original stunning buildings are intermingled with new modern structures allowing the past and present to create an experience all its own. On any given day one might start their day with a walk in the Riparian Preserve amidst amazing desert landscape before meeting friends for lunch at San Tan Mall.
As Gilbert has grown they have strategically ensured an ongoing level of quality. From safety statistics that are among the best in the nation to school options that rival those of large cities, Gilbert has left nothing to chance. City level planning has allowed the town of Gilbert to grow into a small town with big city appeal.
Over 220,000 residents
Top 25 safest cities in the country
34.5% have a bachelor’s degree
4 public school districts have schools in Gilbert including, Gilbert Unified School District, Chandler Unified School District, Higley Unified School District, and Queen Creek Unified School District
7 Private schools
21 Public charter schools