Gilbert, Arizona


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Young Professionals

Gilbert has historically not been a great place for young professionals but there are some signs of that changing. Downtown has expanded housing options for youngsters looking for a good walkscore to some kind of nightlife but that want to pay less than Phoenix or Scottsdale prices. We would encourage you to live in those bigger cities unless you’re ready for a quieter scene, however perhaps you’re ready to save some dough and just head into the big cities when the mood strikes you? There are converted lofts and apartment buildings downtown we’d recommend checking out first if you check out Gilbert.

  • Downtown/Old Town
  • SanTan

Young Families

While there are lots of fancy neighborhoods in Gilbert the city’s heart is middle-class and you have several choices like Morrison Ranch and Agritopia that are primarily craftsman homes, a bit closer together and ideal for younger families. There are also some newer cluster home communities, like Cooley Station, with less expensive options, ideal for first time homebuyers
Morrison Ranch

  • Agritopia
  • Cooley Station
  • Finley Farms
  • Power Ranch

Established Families

As mentioned there are lots of neighborhoods with bigger, fancier digs for the growing families who need more room and yard for older kids to spread their recreational wings. Many of these have been built on man-made lakes so you can take the boat out for a cruise. Plenty are also built on golf course for those who want that country club lifestyle.

  • Val Vista Lakes
  • Seville
  • The Islands


Arizona is ground zero for western retirees. Gilbert and the Phoenix Metro serves this community well with friendly neighborhoods and plenty of 55+ retirement neighborhoods and communities. Given the closeness of the suburban cities in Phoenix metro most people will start with the facility before thinking about the city/town but considering Gilbert ranks #46 on Money's 2020-2021 Best Places to Live Rankings perhaps starting here is a good choice.

  • Encanterra
  • The Links Estates