The town of Gilbert, Arizona is located in the East Valley. Encompassing 76 square miles, Gilbert has made a rapid transition from a small farming town to the most populous incorporated town in the nation with a growing metropolitan feel. Incorporated in 1920, Gilbert’s population has been on the incline since the early 80’s and has been recognized by CNN/Money Magazine as the 33rd Best Place to Live in the US.
Gilbert has made its mark on the Arizona map with its obvious dedication to modernizing its downtown, its flourishing local boutique and farmer’s market scene and the implanting of some of Metropolitan Phoenix’s key dining institutions including Postino’s, Oreganos, LoLo's Chicken and Waffles, Joe's Real BBQ, Snooze, Joyride, Nico, Pomo, Zinburger and the new Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row - just to name a few.
The Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch was developed in 1999 and encompasses 110 acres including 70 acres of water and 4.5 miles of hiking trails. 298 species of birds have been identified at the Riparian which is also home to a wide variety of wildlife. The Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory is also onsite.
With large cultural events held nearly every month between April and December including the Global Village Festival and the Gilbert Days Parade and Carnival, Gilbert gives visitors a reason to come and continues to build more culinary and shopping experiences to give them a reason to stay.
Two of the most interesting landmarks in the town are the Riparian Institute and their Feathered Friends Festival and the Gilbert Historical Museum, which pays homage to the agricultural, rail transportation, and the original Gilbert Elementary School, which now houses the museum itself.
There are over 39,000 students attending Gilbert Public Schools which is comprised of 26 Elementary Schools, 6 Jr High Schools, 5 High Schools, 2 Academies, 1 Global Academy & 1 Alternative Education School.
Gilbert Golf Courses
There are 5 golf courses in Gilbert, AZ.
- Western Skies Golf Club
- Greenfield Lakes Golf Club
- Kokopelli Golf Course
- Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch
- Seville Golf and Country Club
Gilbert Active Adult
Trilogy at Power Ranch is Gilbert’s premier Active Adult Community with all the amenities you would expect including Golf course, restaurants, tennis, fitness center, swimming pools and more.