One of the fastest growing regions in the US, Gilbert is known as a family-friendly, safe community with strong links to commerce and heavy industry. A thriving city that has seen, and continues to see, rapid growth as a tourist and economic center, Gilbert is located to the south east of Phoenix, and as result benefits from tourists to both the city itself and the state capital.
The Gilbert Historical Museum is located in the downtown area of the city, and is open most days of the year for public visits. The museum also holds regular special exhibitions and events throughout the year. The Arizona State University Art Museum is a particular highlight, featuring works from artists of local and national importance.
For the outward bound, Gilbert benefits from its own extensive parks network, which host all manor of sports and outdoor recreational activities. There are also five notable golf courses in the immediate Gilbert region, and many more in the surrounding cities, making Gilbert a popular destination amongst avid golf fans.