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Gilbert

June 24, 2022

Gilbert, Arizona

Considered the second safest city to live in according to a recent FBI crime reporting program, Gilbert gets the trophy for the most secure place to relocate to or explore in Arizona. Gilbert is an economically diverse suburban center previously known as an agricultural-based community.  

Due to its flourishing economy, Gilbert has grown exponentially in the last thirty years. For instance, the population grew from 5,717 in 1980 to 267,918 in 2020 and is expected to show tremendous growth in the coming years.

If you are looking for the ideal place to relocate or explore in Arizona, look no further; Gilbert is the city of choice. Not convinced yet? Let’s dive in and give you more reasons to consider this spectacular town. 

Gilbert’s Town History

Previously known as the Hay Shipping Capital of the World until the late 1920s, Gilbert is the seventh-largest municipality in Maricopa County, Arizona. It was established in 1902 by William Bobby Gilbert, who provided land for constructing a rail between Phoenix and Florence, Arizona.  

The first store in Gilbert was opened in 1910 and became the location for the town’s first post office in 1912. Gilbert was incorporated in 1920 as a primarily farming community supported by the rail line. Afterward, the real estate and construction industry emerged. Residential and commercial buildings were constructed to occupy a significant portion of the town’s 68 square miles. 

The Sorenson Law Firm in Tempe, Arizona, is a diversity-oriented legal firm that serves the residents of Gilbert with exceptional real estate and construction legal services. If you are considering relocating, you need an experienced real estate or construction attorney to ensure you get a favorable deal and a fair contractual agreement. 

Today, Gilbert is considered one of the best places to live because of its exceptional public schools, low crime rates, affordable healthcare options, warm weather, and magnificent tourist attraction sites.

Tourist Attraction Sites in Gilbert

Gilbert is home to many of Arizona’s spectacular scenic attractions. In the south lies the Saguaro National Park, and in the Northeast lies the Superstition Mountains, where the legendary Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine is located. The Tonto National Forest, with scenery ranging from cool pines to rugged desert, also borders Gilbert in the Northeast. Other splendid tourist sites include: 

  • Riparian reserve with over 250 birds species
  • Freestone park 
  • Gilbert historical museum 
  • Veteran Oasis park 
  • Diverse Art galleries 

Gilbert has a 9/11 memorial park featuring an eight-foot steel girder beam that supported the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The beam was previously in New York, and the town’s former Fire Chief raised funds to bring it to its current location in Gilbert Town Hall.

Landmark Case in Gilbert—Reed v. Town of Gilbert

In 2015, Clyde Reed sued the town of Gilbert for violating his first amendment right when he put up signage indicating the meeting times of his Church services. Gilbert’s sign code compliance manager cited that the church violated the sign code. 

Reed’s case was tried in a Federal District Court, and the court granted judgment for the town of Gilbert. The decision was further affirmed by the Ninth U.S Circuit of Appeals, citing that they deemed the sign content-neutral, meaning the signage was restricted by time, place, and manner of speech, and not content. 

Reed appealed further to the highest court in the country. The U.S Supreme Court reversed the ruling stating that the town of Gilbert’s sign ordinance was unconstitutional. The court ruled the town’s sign code was content-based and not content-neutral because the Ninth Circuit was discriminating against particular messages. 

The Sorenson Law Firm has tried cases in Superior Court, Federal Court, and Arizona Court of Appeals. Our attorneys’ diverse trial experience enables them to understand how the court system works. We will use our resources and expertise to ensure you get outstanding legal representation. 

Road Transportation in Gilbert

Gilbert is mainly served by the Santan Freeway portion of Loop 2002. U.S. 60 Superstition Freeway also serves a smaller section of the northern boundary skirts at the Higley Road interchange (exit 186). 

Other roads that serve the town are Williams Field, Gilbert Road, and Chandler Boulevard. As a traveler, you will have an easy time navigating the town area but brace yourself for the rugged terrain once you plan to explore the town’s outskirts.  

The Sorenson Law Firm in Tempe, Arizona, has excellent accident personal injury and wrongful death attorneys. We understand how the Arizona road laws work and have represented hundreds of clients seeking insurance compensation. Book your free consultation today and experience exceptional legal services.

Fawn Blue
Fawn Blue
2022-05-04
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Audrey Sullivan
Audrey Sullivan
2022-04-02
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Jim Van Wicklin
Jim Van Wicklin
2022-03-17
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Nicholas Thomas
Nicholas Thomas
2022-03-01
I worked with The Sorenson Law firm for about 5 months resolving a personal injury claim that occurred during a car accident I was in and I couldn't have been more happy with results. The firm was always responsive, quick to answer any questions I had and I could tell they had my best interest in mind. I would recommend The Sorenson Law Firm to anyone that needs a personal injury lawyer, they're great!
Amanda Larson
Amanda Larson
2021-12-23
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Brenda Chang
Brenda Chang
2021-12-23
I was referred to Sorenson Law Firm by a family member who expressed having a very positive experience using them. I couldn't agree more...Johnny Sorenson and Ruana Silva were absolutely terrific!! Not only were they so kind and caring, but also, very professional and totally dedicated to their work. They communicated things in an easy to understand manner. I always felt supported and informed during the entire time. It really gave me a sense of relief and comfort knowing that they were there to represent my case. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants to have the BEST law firm on their side. I was extremely happy with the resolution. My heartfelt "thank you" Johnny and Ruana for all of your time and hard work.....much appreciation!!
Erick Fuentes
Erick Fuentes
2021-12-22
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Jessica Davis
Jessica Davis
2021-12-21
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Alfanzo Atkins
Alfanzo Atkins
2021-12-02
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Anna C
Anna C
2021-11-30
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