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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. If we look at the most recent Census, Gilbert is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Gilbert could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 33 years old is below the nation’s average. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 80% of the population considered married and 45% with kids under the age of 18, Gilbert could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Are you trying to ascertain if living in Gilbert is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before moving to any new city in Arizona, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Gilbert, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, weather, education, employment and more.

      The livability score in Gilbert is 84/100 and the city is ranked in the 98th percentile of all cities across America. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Gilbert could be a great choice! Gilbert has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. If we take a closer look at each of the categories individually, we see that Gilbert ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), weather (B+) and housing (B). There are some categories that Gilbert scores poorly for, including: cost of living (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Gilbert, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the notable things to do include: 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. Gilbert gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 86 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Gilbert has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

      Gilbert real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Gilbert. The median home price for Gilbert homes is $264,700, which is 49.6% higher than the Arizona average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Gilbert, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 11.4% lower than the Arizona average. Real estate appreciation rates in Gilbert are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Gilbert homes comes in at 7.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 6.5%.

      Gilbert transportation information

      Statistic Gilbert Arizona National
      Average one way commute27min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.2%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.4%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.7%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.6%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.8%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home7.8%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 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).