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      Living in Gilbert, AZ

      Gilbert is a big city located in the state of Arizona. The city has a population of 226,832 people. Gilbert has a population density of 3,335 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. According to the most recent Census, 84% of Gilbert residents are White, 6% Asian and 3% Black. Gilbert tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 33 is far below the national average. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Gilbert might be a good fit as 80% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 45% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Living in Gilbert can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of Arizona, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. To help you find the best places to live in and around Gilbert, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like cost of living, commute, employment and more.

      Using data and statistics Gilbert has received a livability score of 88/100. This score is ranked in the 99th percentile when compared to all other cities. Based on this score, Gilbert would be considered a very livable city! Another exciting tidbit, is that Gilbert ranks better than 90% of all US cities! For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Gilbert ranks very well for crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (A+). There are some categories that Gilbert scores poorly for, including: cost of living (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Gilbert on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants, bars, coffee shops and exciting entertainment options. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Gilbert: Hale Centre Theatre, Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, and Gilbert Historical Museum.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area as the result is often a greater level of safety and security as well as an improved quality of life. Gilbert gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 119 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Gilbert can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

      Being close to public transit, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Gilbert. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Gilbert are affordable. Median real estate prices in Gilbert come in at $264,700, which is 49.6% higher than the Arizona average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Gilbert, the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 11.4% lower than the Arizona average.

      Gilbert transportation information

      Statistic Gilbert Arizona National
      Average one way commute27min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work75.6%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.7%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.5%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.9%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home12.3%5.7%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Gilbert, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).