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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Gilbert is a suburb of Phoenix with a population of 237,484. Gilbert is in Maricopa County and is one of the best places to live in Arizona. Living in Gilbert offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Gilbert there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Gilbert and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Gilbert are highly rated.
About Gilbert...
Population
237,484

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$310,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,429
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Gilbert Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    59.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    17.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    158.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    983
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    60.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Gilbert

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$92,350
National
$55,322
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Gilbert Reviews

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I absolutely love living in Gilbert! I've lived here my whole life and it has been a great experience. I live in the suburbs near downtown Gilbert and the neighborhoods are a great and safe place to grow up. The community is great and everyone is willing to help out each other. In Gilbert, the community, neighborhoods, schools, and public areas are just overall great and I'm glad to live in such an amazing area!
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The town of Gilbert is a welcoming area for all. I enjoy everything they have here. It is a very safe place, besides the roads. The roads need to get fixed because it is hard to drive, and there have been many car crashes. The roads are currently getting fixed as of now! So this town is officially amazing. There are many places to go to and enjoy. There are also many restaurants to go to and try their food. It is all fun here. I do not really have any complaints. I have lived here a majority of my life, and I would not really want to live anywhere else.
The Gilbert School District is a highly-esteemed school district that provides numerous opportunities to help its students excel academically. The school district also responds to the needs and interests of students and parents. For students, a variety of fascinating and educational field-trips, programs, and after-school activities are offered. For parents, a wide-range of classes and workshops are available to inform them of such issues as cyber-bullying and anxiety in children and adolescents.
The Gilbert community is well-protected by neighborhood watch programs, frequent police checks, and low speed limits near schools. It's a booming town with new housing communities, restaurants, shopping stores, and medical offices. If you live in Gilbert, you probably won't have to drive far to get to your child's school, the grocery store, the dry cleaners, your doctor's office, or a restaurant!