After living in Gilbert, Arizona, for the last three years, I’ve discovered there are a lot of un things to do.
Along with a friendly community, there are beautiful landscapes and rich culture.
I like to explore historical sites, sample different restaurants and explore the outdoors. One of the first areas I found was the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch. There are more than one hundred acres of scenic trails where I can spot wildlife and all different types of birds. Another favorite is Downtown Gilbert. It’s has a small-town feel but is a hub of activity. There a lots of boutiques for shopping, art gallerties, cafes and a variety of restaurants. I can choose from American classics as well as international cuisine. I love the gourmet burgers, spiky tacos and sweet desserts. A lot of the local restaurants take ingredients from farm to table. On the first Saturday of every month, the Gilbert Farmers Market takes over the streets, providing artisan goods, fresh products and live entertainment. Just recently, I visited the Gilbert Historical Museum. Located in a historic school building, the museum showacases exhibits, artifacts and interactive displays that share the rich heritage of the community. Whenever time allows, I spend a day hiking the San Tan Mountains. There are eight thousand acres of desert landscapes and hiking trails that wind through breathtaking views. I might jog or ride my bike while I enjoy the fresh air. During the summer months, I take advantage of the local lakes for kayaking, swimming and paddleboarding. No matter the time of year or my mood, I can always find something entertaining and exciting.