Gilbert is the fastest growing community in Arizona with 180,000 residents, and one of the top 5 fastest growing communities (with over 100,000 people) in the nation. This town has doubled its population every 5 years since 1980 (a growth rate of 493.3% from 1990 to 2005), and continues to welcome 1,000 new residents every month. Even with this incredibly high rate of growth, Gilbert has met the many challenges of preserving its small town atmosphere, while promoting high tech industry and progressive planning for our future. In 2006, Money Magazine ranked Gilbert 16th among the 100 Best Places to Live in America. A quality lifestyle, unique developments and a proactive business environment provide the catalyst for Gilbert’s future success.
Located in the southeast region of the Greater Phoenix area, Gilbert is in close proximity to the ASU Polytechnic campus and Williams Gateway Airport. The newly constructed Santan Freeway provides a major access route through the heart of Gilbert and provides easy access to the rest of the metropolitan area. Major industrial/commercial projects along the Santan freeway corridor continue to develop at a fast pace creating diverse employment opportunities. In addition, Gilbert recently added two major medical centers, with a third set to open in 2007, to its portfolio of medical based industries. Gilbert is fast becoming one of the leading locations for healthcare in Greater Phoenix by providing state-of-the-art medical care, holistic care alternatives and an increasing supply of medical offices.
Insulated from the frantic pace of metropolitan Phoenix, Gilbert offers many amenities to enhance the lifestyle of its residents. Master planned communities include parks, pools, tennis courts, clubhouses, equestrian trails, fishing, boating, and local business services all within walking distance to its neighborhoods. Miles of canal banks are maintained by the Salt River Project and the Roosevelt Conservation District throughout the town for walking, running, biking and horseback riding. For the enjoyment of the local golf enthusiasts, four golf courses are open for pay in Gilbert including Kokopelli Golf Resorts and Trilogy Golf Club. Over 25 courses are available within 15 minutes of Gilbert.