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Known for it's family communities, Gilbert, Arizona covers an approximate 43.2 square miles, is located about 25 miles southeast of the center of Phoenix and 20 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Gilbert was recognized in 2010 as the "36th Best Place to Live in the nation", as well as among the nation's "top places to live and learn" by GreatSchools.org. Gilbert has been named as a "bicycle-" and "tree-friendly" community and receives "high satisfaction rates" from citizens in town surveys.

The town of Gilbert has a population of about 208,453 as of June 2010, making it the seventh largest town in Arizona. Gilbert has become a center for business and residential growth in Arizona for the past ten years after expanding from a town of crops and dairy farms. Gilbert is a part of Maricopa county and includes 3 school districts: Higley, Gilbert, Chandler, and numerous Charter schools.

Some of Gilbert's most popular subdivisions are Seville located at Riggs Road and Higley Road, Val Vista Lakes located at Baseline Road and Val Vista Road, Agritopia located at Higley Road and Ray Road, Finley Farms at Greenfield Road and Warner Road, The Groves of Gilbert at Higley Road and Elliot Road, Western Skies at Val Vista Road and Ray Road, Shamrock Estates at Chandler Heights Road and Higley Road, The Islands at McQueen Road and Warner Road, Power Ranch at Power Road and Queen Creek Road, Santan Ranch at Higley Road and Pecos Road, and finally Lindsay Estates at Lindsay Road and Ray Road.

The Power Ranch community is well known for being Gilbert's largest and most active family-oriented, master-planned community. It consists of two clubhouses, many community parks and trails, and its very own K-8 school.

Gilbert has experienced quite a boom in commercial growth; Santan Village Mall off of Williams Field Road and Loop 202 opened in 2007 and includes a Macy's, Dilliard's, Best Buy, Apple Store, Barnes and Noble, Harkins Theatre, and a conglomeration of restaurants. Across Williams Field Road are a Sam's Club, Costco, Wal-Mart, and various shops.

The estimated household income in Gilbert as of 2007 was $79,976 and the unemployment as of May 2009 is at 4.1%. The most common industries for men in Gilbert are in computers/electronics and construction, for women they are educational services and healthcare.

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