Gilbert Near Top of 'America's 50 Best Cities to Live' List

Gilbert has done it again. The growing agricultural city that could has earned kudos once more, showing up on 24/7 Wall Street’s “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live” list.

Looking at the data from 590 cities with a population over 65,000 in 2016, 24/7 Wall Street compared nine categories on varying factors such as economic health, crime index, and affordability. Gilbert came in at No. 12 as was noted as one of the cities on the list experiencing rapid growth in population as well.

Gilbert is a town roughly 20 miles southeast of Phoenix, the largest city in Arizona. Many Gilbert residents hold advanced, high-paying jobs in Phoenix. The typical household in the town earns $91,576 a year, far more than the national median household income of $57,617. Commuters living in northern Gilbert might have access to additional transit options as soon as 2019, when the Valley Metro Rail completes the extension of its light rail service to an intersection just north of the city.

Most cities on the list were mentioned as being attractive to young families and new residents alike. Since 2011, the population of Gilbert has increased more than three times the national average of 3.7 percent to 11.9 percent.

You can add this latest accolade to the ever-growing list that Gilbert has been accumulating in recent months. That includes being named one of the most prosperous cities, one of the most affordable cities, and one of the best places to raise a family.

For more on Gilbert, check out Neighborhoods.com’s look at the future of this growing Arizona city and what makes it so popular these days.

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