10 Best Places to Live in Arizona

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7. Gilbert

Gilbert, Arizona is a Maricopa County city located near Phoenix and was once regarded by CNN as one of the nation’s best cities to live in. The suburban community maintains a strongly educated demographic with a considerably higher income than surrounding cities and is ranked as one of the safest places to live in the country. Gilbert also has a prolific art and music scene, which has spawned popular bands such as Jimmy Eat World and Lifehouse. The local education system has been nationally recognized with its near 35% of residents possessing a Bachelor’s degree. Approximately 250,000 residents live in Gilbert since its influence by Mormon colonies in the early 1900’s. Today, the city remains a prosperous destination for professionals to form their roots. Popular activities include horseback riding, farming, live music, and more.

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