Gotta Love Gilbert: Marathon RanchPosted 05/07/2018
We are eagerly awaiting the opening of Marathon Ranch, our newest community in Gilbert, Arizona. And while we wait, we thought we’d pass the time by sharing with you the many reasons we’re so keen on Gilbert.
The town has received various awards and recognitions and was listed as one of the safest cities in the United States and the best city for raising a family. Gilbert is also considered one of the best cities in which to be a homeowner in America. So, what are some of our reasons why you should love Gilbert, too? Take a look:
Shopping, Dining and Entertainment
Marathon Ranch is located not far from San Tan Village, an open-air mall full of numerous regional retail stores, local boutiques and upscale dining. Appreciate the beautiful Arizona weather while strolling through the shops and soaking in some sun.
If you want to experience the heart of Gilbert, head on over to downtown Gilbert’s vibrant Heritage District. There’s so much to do and experience! Relish the lively scene of local foodie favorites such as Postino East Wine Bar, Joyride Taco House and Snooze AM Eatery. Enjoy the historic buildings while grabbing a bite to eat, then catch a show at the Hale Centre Theater or have some fun learning about the town’s history at the Gilbert Historical Museum.
In early 2018, Gilbert ranked 20th as one of the best cities to live in the U.S. The town boasts of a low crime rate and its schools outperform peers from across the state in math, language and science. The town is full of educated, young professionals and the employment rate remains steadily low. As it continues to grow, you’ll love living in a place with great economic and lifestyle opportunities.
If you embrace an active lifestyle, Gilbert is the place for you. From trails and golf courses to dog parks, Gilbert residents partake in a wide variety of outdoor activities. Locals are often seen around town running, biking, horseback riding and golfing. Gilbert is a well-known bicycle friendly community. Its Heritage Trail Bike Path has multiple bike trails that attract cycling enthusiasts on the weekends. You can even enjoy a leisurely day on the trail, with the great pocket parks that are woven among the trails and feature seating, shade, ramadas and other recreational opportunities. Your furry friend can enjoy the outdoors too! Cosmo Dog Park is a 17-acre doggie dreamland. The park is designed with a pooch-friendly lake, washing stations, doggie drinking fountains, an obstacle course and even separate areas for active and timid dogs.
Gilbert is home to a variety of employers in a broad range of industries like technology, banking and healthcare. The city was ranked as the 14th hardest working city in America and companies like Intel, Avnet, Go Daddy, Banner Health, Paypal, Wells Fargo and the Gilbert Unified School District provide an abundance of job opportunities for those in the work force. You’ll enjoy a short commute to work, plus all the lifestyle benefits Gilbert has to offer.
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