Gilbert is a medium sized city that acts like a small town. There are many new nightlife type attractions that have recently appeared.Police are stationed in the middle of the road across from the taverns and night clubs, plugging license plate numbers in their laptops all evening on Friday and Saturday. It is a town with many amenities and a 25 mph speed limit in their main business district. It is heavily influence by the local Mormon community. All in all not a terrible place to raise a family if you are white, married, and christian. If you aren't in this category I wouldn't advise it. The Police make a huge amount of traffic stops and place handcuffs on many people every day. The crime statistics do not reflect this at all. In fact for many years there have been strong rumors of Police "chasing people out of town". I can tell you as a white male, I am treated very differently during a traffic stop than my friends who are of Hispanic descent. Keep in mind, Gilbert was home to the "Devil Dogs". This white pride group went underground, but they are still around and are still violent.
Our final homeBoth former Marines, husband retires in April, looking for our final and permanent home. I'm an RN now, any hospitals in the area? What do the school systems look like? I have 2 middle school aged boys. Home price range is 325-400K. TIA