Mesa and Gilbert are technically two different communities, but their boundaries are so intertwined that you can easily cross from one city into the other without realizing. Farming roots in this stretch of the East Valley run deep. From their foundings and on through World War II, Mesa and Gilbert were packed with cotton, grain and citrus farms. Even today, this trace of history is present throughout. Neighborhoods both old and new are laced with nostalgia, many of them evoking the classic Arizona ranch style. That being said, these relatively young communities also have a vast collection of more contemporary homes – many of them new builds – reflecting architectural designs that range from modern and minimalist to the downright avant garde. Here, you’ll find everything from the charming starter home to the ultra-lux estate brimming with top-of-the-line amenities.
Through the beautiful neighborhoods of Gilbert and Mesa you head into the stunning scenery of the mountains and lakes, giving further opportunity for quality recreation of water, sports including boating jet skiing and fishing. Mesa is an agritourism hub and the spring-training home of the Chicago Cubs, and Gilbert boasts a burgeoning downtown filled with independent eateries.
With dynamic recreational, educational and business opportunities, Mesa enjoys the best in a variety of amenities including parks within easy walking distance from home, a variety of sports facilities that cater to athletes young and old, highly rated golf courses for every skill level, a diversity of special events and community festivals, and Mesa’s ever-popular Chicago Cubs and Oakland A’s Spring Training baseball.
Of course, Mesa offers many traditional neighborhoods for young working professionals and families. Mesa has many older neighborhoods surrounded and accented by the remnants of the orange groves that one stood there, with lovely brick homes and mature lushly planted common area landscaping. There are also large numbers of neighborhoods on one to three acres where you can still have a few farm animals and plenty of room to store your recreational type toys. These are favorites for folks who prefer not to have a homeowner’s association.
Mesa also has beautiful master planned communities of large custom homes, as well as those with more affordable track home plans, all with wonderful park-like common areas that enhance the look of the neighborhood, but also provide a place to enjoy the outdoors.
No matter what type of real estate you’re seeking, you’re sure to find it in Gilbert. The Gilbert real estate market is healthy, just like the local economy; known as a hotspot for innovation, Gilbert is a center for the tech, healthcare and financial industries. Add this thriving unemployment base to a highly educated, affluent population, and you’ve got a desirable place to call home.
If your pleasure is more along the lines of nature, relax at one of our outdoor parks. Gilbert is home to six golf courses, five major parks, four community pools, four community recreation centers, three theatres, and an indoor ice arena. Throughout the year, Gilbert is host to numerous festivals, youth and amateur sporting events, academic conferences, sports tournaments, an art walk, and farmers markets.
Gilbert is a great place to live — it’s no wonder it’s one of the fastest growing cities in the United States — and Gilbert homes for sale exemplify its upscale, relaxed lifestyle. Gilbert properties run the gamut, from sprawling villas on the edge of the golf course, to customized waterfront homes, to cozy, single-family residences tucked into welcoming neighborhoods.