With a family focus and welcoming feel, Gilbert has a high quality of community life fueled by a strong economy. Thriving in business and leisure activities, the community has become a Best Place to live in the United States as ranked by CNN/Money Magazine. Gilbert has also been ranked the 2nd Safest City in the United States. Gilbert offers public education that a recent national survey reported as being good to excellent by a majority of residents, and the community is seen as a good place to raise a family by 95 percent of survey respondents.
Gilbert has some of the Top Dining Spots in the valley. Other events and entertainment venues are Hale Theatre, Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Big League Dreams Sports facility, Golf Courses, Cosmo Dog Park, Concerts in the Park at Freestone Park Amphitheater, Gilbert Art Walk, Gilbert Historical Museum, Higley Center for the Performing Arts, Gilbert Days Parade and Rodeo, Feathered Friends Festival, Global Village Festival, Night of Lights, BARKtoberfest, Constitution Week, KA-POW Superhero Adventure Run, Hot Air Balloon Festival.