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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 232,176. 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
232,176

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$286,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,362
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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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
    50.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    12.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    164.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,097.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    61.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    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
$87,566
National
$55,322
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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!
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Gilbert is a really nice city to live in. I was born and raised here and have lived my entire 18 years in Gilbert. I absolutely love it because it is clean and safe. I feel secure in my home and out around the town! My favorite place to go would have to be Downtown Gilbert. They have lots of yummy places to eat and wonderful plays put on at the Hale theater. They also have farmers markets and festivals that promote local businesses and arts. The school system has given me a wonderful and successful education that has inspired me to be a teacher as well. Even with the heat we get here in Gilbert, there are always fun places to go and enjoy time with family and friends. I love living here and am happy to call this my home.
Gilbert is a very comfortable, very beautiful suburb. It's a great place to grow up, attend school, and raise a family. The streets of Gilbert are not only safe, but paved with beautiful scenery. Neighbors and communities are friendly and stores/shopping centers are at your fingertips. Gilbert is constantly blooming with activites to do. From local farmers markets to festivals and concerts for the adults! Children are entertained with pumpkin patches in October, glowing Christmas lights down every street, and even a Renaissance Festival. I've enjoyed my 20+ years of residency and would highly recommend Gilbert, AZ to anyone looking for a rewarding place to live.