Two well-known master-planned communities located near Gilbert are Power Ranch and Seville Golf and Country Club. Power Ranch, located in the southeastern valley of metropolitan Phoenix, is a community made for empty-nesters and families with small children in mind. Featuring 26 miles of trails, 7.5 acres of lush landscaped parks, a fishing lake, and a 4,000 square foot Clubhouse with a second one in the neighboring Trailside Community Park, an endless amount of recreational activities abound in Power Ranch. Power Ranch has even been recognized for three years in a row by Ranking Arizona, winning the award for Best Master-Planned Community.
Seville Golf and Country Club is the ideal community for families and golf enthusiasts. With community amenities such as an 18-hole championship golf course, two-story clubhouse, an Aquatic Center, Sports Club, trails and parks, this community boasts only the best for its homeowners. Located in Southern Gilbert with easy access to a variety of new shopping centers and dining venues, living in this master-planned community is like living in a city like no other.
Those seeking to make Gilbert their home will find that award winning national builders are busy constructing new neighborhoods. There is a varied selection of new and existing homes for the first-time buyer, the move-up buyer, the successful professional, or the senior homebuyer in all price ranges. With its energetic and affluent population, and influx of new residents and new businesses, Gilbert has become one of the best places in the valley to live and work.
Gilbert public schools are highly rated. Achievement test scores at the elementary, junior high and senior levels have exceeded both national and state averages over the past several years. Several schools have also been recognized as having an outstanding fine arts program and a comprehensive interscholastic activity program.
Higher education is available through Arizona State University - East Campus and the Chandler-Gilbert Community College, where residents can locally pursue two-year college degrees and bachelors and masters degree programs. There are numerous private and public colleges and universities located just a short drive away in Phoenix.
Attractions & Points of Interest
Gilbert strives to maintain its small-town atmosphere while making progressive plans for the future. The city hosts several annual special events such as the Easter Eggstravaganza, Halloween Carnival, So Long to Summer Fest, Summer Concerts in the Park and the Christmas tree lighting. The annual Gilbert Days festival is held in November and features a parade through downtown, a rodeo, carnival and 5K run.
The Gilbert Historical Museum boasts an unparalleled selection of pictures, documents and artifacts relating to the history of the community. Gilbert Town Square is a 66-acre shopping center showcasing an excellent selection of dining, shopping and entertainment options. Two new regional shopping centers and the San Tan Freeway (202 Loop) will bring strong continued growth.
Parks & Recreation
The various neighborhoods in Gilbert feature a variety of parks, urban fishing and boating, equestrian trails and local business services all within walking distance. The Parks and Recreation Department oversees numerous activities, team sports and events. Freestone and Crossroads parks provide community lakes and playgrounds for the entire family to enjoy. In addition, there are miles of walking, running, biking and horseback riding trails located throughout Gilbert.
Neighborhood parks within planned communities offer features that include playgrounds, pools, tennis courts and clubhouses. For the golf enthusiast, there are four golf courses in Gilbert and over 25 courses within a 15 minute drive from town. However, there are also more than 100 golf courses located within 30 miles of Gilbert.