Gilbert is located in Maricopa County, Arizona. It is a suburb of Phoenix, home to more than 208,000 residents and has a low crime rate.
Once called the "Hay Shipping Capital of the World," the city's economy is now powered by education, healthcare, government, retail, hospitality and private businesses.The city is served by the Loop 202 freeway, Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Arts and Entertainment
Gilbert residents enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational activities, including golf, public pools, bicycle trails and parks, including the Cosmo Dog Park, a skate park, and 135-mile Central Trail System.
Gilbert has an eclectic assortment of dining, shopping and spas, perfect for unwinding after a busy week.The city is home to many arts and cultural activities, including art galleries, memorials, public art, museums and performing arts theatres.
Gilbert hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including three farmers' markets, art walks, Downtown Concert Series, Gilbert Days Events, Veterans Day Ceremony, Riparian Preserve Star Gazing, Gilbert Outdoors Expo, Ka-POW! Superhero Run, weekly food truck festival, and Global Village Festival, to name a few.
Gilbert is served by Gilbert Public Schools, Chandler Unified School District, Mesa Public Schools and Higley Unified School District. It is also home to several private and charter schools.
Nearby institutions of higher education include Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Arizona State University, Ottawa University, Chandler University, Western International University and University of Phoenix.