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Gilbert Arizona is a town in Maricopa County, just southeast of
Phoenix, within the Phoenix metropolitan area.
recognized in 2010 as the “36th Best Place to Live in the Nation”,
Gilbert Chamber of Commerce as well as among the nation’s “top places to
live and learn” by GreatSchools.org. Washington-based C.Q. Press rated
the townthe “safest municipality in Arizona, and 24th safest in the
nation,” in their annual report released November 2009 using FBI
Cosmo Dog Park has twice made Dog Fancy
magazine’s list of top dog parks in the nation since opening in 2006,
including being named Dog Park of the Year in 2007.
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch is recognized by the National Audubon
Society as being an “Important Bird Area”.
Gilbert has been
named as a “bicycle-”and “tree-friendly” community and receives “high
satisfaction rates” from citizens in town surveys.
town encompasses 76 square miles and has made a rapid transformation
from an agriculture-based community to an economically diverse suburban
center located in the southeast valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area.
In the last two decades, Gilbert has grown at an extremely high rate,
increasing in population from 5,717 in 1980 to 208,453 as of reported
the by the Census Bureau 2010. The community has evolved into a highly
educated and affluent town supporting high-wage jobs in life science and
health services, high technology, clean and renewable energy, and
corporate and regional headquarters/offices in advanced business
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