Incorporated in 1920, Gilbert is one of the nation's fastest growing cities. A young and affluent community, Gilbert was named the Safest Municipality in 2010 by C.Q. Press, making it a perfect destination for your family. The burgeoning city is located in the Phoenix metro area, and is within driving distance of local entertainment that includes: Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamond Backs, Arizona State University's Gammage Auditorium and The Phoenix Art Museum.
Ranked No. 36 on Money Magazine's 2010 list of America's Best Small Cities, the town of Gilbert has grown from an agricultural-based community to an urban center and suburb. In celebration of its founding, each November Gilbert hosts Gilbert days – a weeklong event with aparade, rodeo and marathon.
Gilbert was ranked by Greatschools.org as one of the top places to live and learn. The city is zoned to schools mostly in the Gilbert Public Schools, while other portions of the city are zoned to districts that include: Chandler, Queen Creek and Higley Unified School Districts and Mesa Public Schools.