Cynthia Knight 480-231-6567
Are you drawn to Gilbert for any specific reason? The Valley has grown so much that it may be in your best interest to look around before settling in one location. A knowledgeable agent can help you go over some other options and expose you to areas you may have never heard of before.
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According to Forbes magazine Gilbert is currently one of the top destinations for relocating. If you have the time, register at a website where you can view different properties within a community (such as http://www.SearchMorrisonRanch.com) or the entire East Valley Area http://(www.SearchTheEastValley.com). Track a few properties that may be to your liking then see how the market does. Do the properties you have selected sell? Are prices still adjusting downward? Or are sales brisk?
Then by all means please make it a point to visit beautiful Gilbert, which I have called home for the past 10 years, and meet with an agent that is familiar with the area. Ultimately, the decision will be yours. I can tell you that most of our responses will be a bit biased, because quite frankly, we love Gilbert and wouldn't think of any other place to live! hope you come to the same conclusion.
Gilbert offers relief from the L.A. crowding and traffic congestion. Despite being among the fastest growing cities in the nation, the city planners are doing a stellar job of creating open spaces throughout the city and now even boasts the nation's best dog park (Cosmo Dog Park).
Shopping is springing up throughout the city and is equally well-planned; you won't have to go far to get what you need! Major shopping complexes are targeted for completion this fall; not the usual concrete boxes either; beautiful open shopping areas that encourage one to get out and walk. Nice restaurants with outdoor seating will be available too (it's not always 110 here...fall through early spring is quite nice)!
If you are a horse lover, there are many acre-plus size properties and the city is networked with riding trails. Properties throughout the city are plentiful and affordable in every size and price range. Come take a look!
Best of luck
The Southeast Valley of Phoenix is experiencing substancial growth. There are many options if you are thinking about a new home construction or purchasing a re-sale home. If you are seriously contemplating taking the next step I would strongly encourage you to find a Realtor to help you navigate through the very generous inventory of homes currently on the market.
Be ready for what some significant differences between LA and Gilbert -
- it's warm here, but it's a dry heat :)
- it has been my experience that the people here are much more down to earth and genuinely friendly.
- $300,000 might buy a small condo in LA ~ You will feel like a kid in a candy store with $300,000 in Gilbert!
- When you need an LA fix, airfares are cheap and if you're into driving...not a bad roadtrip either!
I give Gilbert, AZ a big "thumbs up".
I moved from the Los Angeles area in 1988, and really love it here.
There are lots of nice areas for you to live in , including Gilbert.
I would be glad to give you other information of other nice areas to live in Phoenix. Let me know what you are looking for and I will be glad to get you the information that you might need to make a great decision.
Keller Williams Realty Professional Partners
14239 W. Bell Road #101
Surprise, AZ 85374
Gilbert is certainly one of the fastest growing communities in our metro area. A very nice community to live in. Below is a link that might be of interest ...... Arizona State Department of Education.
Good luck in your endeavor.
Gilbert IS a great place for many folks... great schools, freeways all close by, and low crime. In 1980, we had 5000 residents. In 2007, we have 195,000. There must be something in the water, but folks just seem to like this place!