This week, we are introducing a new real estate educational series called “You’re Not Buying A Home, You’re Buying A Neighborhood“. We want to focus on things other than just home listings, and we know that you require much more information than just pictures of homes and how much they cost. So, each week we will be releasing a new city in the Phoenix real estate market.
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Buying the Gilbert, Arizona Neighborhood
Buying a home is so much more than just the actual house that you want to move into. In reality, when you purchase a home you buy the whole entire neighborhood and community that home is located in. If you take this into consideration it can actually be a huge advantage in your home buying experience. You may be looking for your dream home, but if you’re not living your dream lifestyle in that home then is it really what you were looking for? This blog series will help you to look into more than just the home you’re buying, but also see the neighborhood you’re buying with it. In this part 1 article in the blog series, we’ll take a closer look at the Gilbert, Arizona neighborhoods. That way you can get the full picture of what you’re purchasing when you buy a home in these cities.
GILBERT, ARIZONA ECONOMICS
Gilbert, Arizona has been blowing up as one of the most popular places to live in Arizona. Gilbert is located in Maricopa County and offers a suburban feel to its residents. The population in Gilbert is 283,254 people. Most of the people living in this town are families or young business professionals. The people living in this area are primarily homeowners. With 74% of the population owning their home and only 26% of the population being renters in Gilbert. The median household income in Gilbert, Arizona is $96,857 per year. The median home value in Gilbert is $549,700. While the median cost in monthly rent is $1,559.
GILBERT, ARIZONA CRIME AND SAFETY
Gilbert has landed quite a few top spots for rankings across Arizona. For example, Gilbert ranked #2 for Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in Arizona out of 57 suburbs. Not to mention, Gilbert also ranked #4 out of 58 for Best Suburbs to Live in Arizona and ranked #5 out of 58 for Best Suburbs for Young Professionals in Arizona.
Additionally, Gilbert is also ranking quite high in the crime safety department. Gilbert is among the 100 largest cities in the United States. Yet, despite being quite large Gilbert is still the second safest city in America! Talk about a safe place to raise a family. In statistics done for violent crimes Gilbert also ranks very low. Calculated annually per 100,000 residents the Gilbert rate for robbery is 17.7 while the national rate is 135.5. Using the same statistical measurement Gilbert rated 59.5 for assault while the national rate is 282.7.
GILBERT, ARIZONA SCHOOLS
What about schools in this area? Well, you won’t have a hard time finding a good school in Gilbert, we’ll put it that way. If you’re interested in public schools there are a variety to choose from. Some of the highest-ranking public schools in Gilbert are Arizona College Prep (which ranked #9 for Best Public High Schools in Arizona), Gilbert Classical Academy High School (which ranked #14 for Best Public High Schools in Arizona), and Great Hearts Academy (which ranked #12 for Best Public Elementary Schools in Arizona). Each of these schools has an A+ ranking. If you’re looking for a private school check out Gilbert Christian Schools or Chandler Traditional Academy – Freedom Campus. Both of these options are uniform schools that also have an A ranking.
GILBERT, ARIZONA RESTAURANTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
If you’re wondering what there is to do in Gilbert you won’t come up short for options. Make sure to take a trip to Downtown Gilbert to take advantage of all of their culinary options. Some great restaurants to check out there are Clever Koi if you like Asian fusion, Postinos for a good tapas and charcuterie bar, or Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles for all of your soul food favorites. If you’re searching for a good coffee shop in Gilbert look no further than Mythical Coffee for a unique, artisanal coffee experience. For some great nightlife stop by Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row or the new rooftop bar Ile-gal Modern Cocktail Kitchen.