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Gilbert’s popularity is booming. And it’s no wonder: hip restaurants keep popping up in the revitalized downtown; nearby, the arts take center stage; outdoor adventure is so close; and families have loads of fun offerings.

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Just east of Chandler and south of Mesa, Gilbert has surged from just an agricultural community on the outskirts of metro Phoenix into the place to be. It’s easy to see why – ask a local what their favorite attraction is and they’ll happily share a handful.

Step into the past at the Gilbert Historical Museum, which was originally built in 1913 to serve as Gilbert Elementary School. Nine exhibits share the town’s history, within history itself – the museum is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

History and modern mesh well in Gilbert's Heritage District – nearly century-old buildings have been revitalized and transformed into a mecca for entertainment. A 1935 grocery store is now Liberty Market, just a stone’s throw from other popular eateries including Postino East and Joe's Real BBQ.

Nearby, Hale Centre Theatre, the longest running, privately owned theater company in America, offers a full range of live theater performances. Art Intersection, also near the Heritage District, offers art and photography classes as well as exhibitions.

For all its urban offerings, Gilbert is also a paradise for the outdoors – both within Earth’s atmosphere and out of it. Stargaze at the Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory, where a telescope makes it easy to see the moon, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and the rings of Saturn.

Closer to the ground, the Riparian Preserve at a collection of man-made, recycled-water lakes provides valuable environments for migrating birds. Hundreds of species have been spotted here.

Little ones will adore Freestone Park, which offers a lake, baseball fields, basketball courts, playgrounds, a miniature train, a skate park, a carousel, a mini Ferris wheel, and waterless wave runners. Come to think of it, everyone will adore Freestone Park – and Gilbert!

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Town of Gilbert | 90 E. Civic Center Dr. | Gilbert, AZ | (480) 503-6000 |

County It all started How High? Head Count
Maricopa 1920 1,722ft 208,453

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