GILBERT ESTATES NEIGHBORHOOD
Gilbert Estates is a neighborhood in Gilbert, Arizona. Gilbert Estates mostly features midsize homes that are very reasonably priced. This is a well-established community that continues to attract interest from buyers looking in the Gilbert area. Gilbert Estates is a great place to live and boasts numerous accolades, including one of America’s Top 20 Thriving Cities, Best Place to Live in the U.S., a Top Place in the Nation to Live and Learn, Best Place to Raise a Family in Arizona, Best Phoenix Suburb, a Best Place for Job Seekers in Arizona, and the 2nd Safest City in the U.S, just to name a few. It’s no wonder why so many people want to live and do business in Gilbert.
Gilbert Estates is proud to feed into the great school district within Gilbert. Most of Gilbert is served by Gilbert Public Schools along with some portions zoned for the highly acclaimed Chandler Unified School District, Mesa Public Schools, and the Higley Unified School District. Gilbert is also home to several charter schools along with academies and alternative education options including Canyon Valley School (Grades 9-12), Distance Learning Online (Grades 7-12), Gilbert Classical Academy (Grades 7-12), and Neely Traditional Academy (Grades K-6).
Gilbert boasts 296 sunny days per year, which gives residents plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. The town has a number of excellent parks including 12 neighborhood parks, 2 community parks, and 5 district parks. There are also a number of specialty parks, including dog parks, riparian areas, and soccer fields. Freestone Park is an 88-acre community park with a recreation center, fields, tennis courts, a mini amusement park, a skate park, and fishing.
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch is a 110-acre wetland, wildlife preserve that supports various habitats of wildlife and plant life, with 7 ponds, hiking trails, an observatory, and dinosaur bone dig site; Discovery District Park is a 48-acre park with soccer fields, basketball courts, jogging trails, a butterfly garden, playground, learning trail, and lake; just to name a few.
For golf enthusiasts, Gilbert offers a variety of golf courses along with a number of courses in easy driving distance. Popular public golf courses in Gilbert include Kokopelli Golf Club, Greenfield Lakes Golf Course, Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch, Toka Sticks Golf Club, and Western Skies Golf Club.
For those that like to shop, Gilbert offers a number of great shopping venues to choose from: SanTan Village is an upscale open-air shopping center that includes Dillard’s, Macy’s, Barnes & Noble, Harkins Theatres, sit-down restaurants & casual eateries; Crossroads Towne Center is a shopping mall with apparel, beauty & home decor retailers, eateries, and a movie theater; and Gilbert Gateway Towne Center is a shopping mall that includes a range of home stores, boutiques, eateries, salons and other services; just to name a few.
Residents of Gilbert enjoy close proximity to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, located in east Mesa and the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which is about a twenty-five-minute drive from town.