Gilbert : Arizona

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What Gilbert is like for active adults
Gilbert is a very fast growing town of over 200,000 located southeast of Phoenix. It is between Mesa and Chandler.  The city is a bedroom community for Phoenix and Tempe, as well as home to many retirees living in active adult communities. Gilbert is characterized as more suburban and more of a town than nearby Chandler, although the latter has a stronger economic base. The town's average income is much higher than the rest of Arizona.
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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

Gilbert real estate has held up better in the Arizona real estate debacle than many communities to the west of Phoenix. According to Zillow,  median home values were $240,400 in early 2013.

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What is special about this retirement community
Arizona climate, mixed generation community, good real estate stability. This town grew 75% between 2000 and 2006, so it is obvious it has some good things going for it.  Great Arizona dry climate with mild winters. Plenty of recreational opportunities and adjacency to Phoenix attractions
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What is not special about this retirement community
The summers are brutally hot. This is a very fast growing town and there is always uncertainty about how it will end up.
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What kinds of people like retiring here
Gilbert is less of a retirement community and more of a mixed generation town. So it tends to be livelier and more interesting.
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Local economy is driven by
Gilbert tends to be a bedroom community for Phoenix and the more developed suburbs.  Retirement, retail, and construction contribute to the local economy.
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Climate and Physical Environment
Gilbert is southeast of Phoenix in the Sonoran desert. The Superstition Mountains are nearby
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene
Gilbert residents have easy access to the major cultural opportunities of nearby Phoenix and Arizona State University, located in adjacent Tempe. Residents will find interesting events at the Gilbert Civic Center
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Crime
Crime in Gilbert tends to hover at least 25% below the national average.
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Medical facilities
Phoenix and its larger suburbs have some of the world's finest medical facilities.
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Transportation

Sky Harbor Airport is a short drive (25 minutes) away with its connections to anywhere in the world. Mesa also has an airport.  There is a park and ride facility for bus service to Phoenix and possible future light rail. Compared to other communities, Gilbert is below average in walkability.

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Valuable Links
Arizona retirement community guide
Wikipedia entry for Gilbert
Town of Gilbert official website
Sun Lakes Retirement
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Facts about GILBERT
  • State: AZ
  • Environment: Suburban,Mountain,Desert,Outdoor Oriented,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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1. Rating: 4.3/5 ( 4 votes cast)

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