Ten fun facts about Gilbert
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It is currently the most populous incorporated town in the United States.
It was once known as the “Hay Shipping Capital of the World”.
It has rapidly transformed from an agriculture-based community to an economically diverse suburban center located in the southeast valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Gilbert was ranked by CNN's Money magazine in 2008 as one of the best places to live in the United States.Fact 5
It is regarded as one of the top 25 safest cities in the country.Fact 6
According to FBI records, Gilbert was the largest town in the United States with zero murders in 2005.Fact 7
Jim Bechtel, professional poker player, World Champion of Poker in 1993, lives in Gilbert, Arizona.Fact 8
The bands Jimmy Eat World and Lifehouse originated from Gilbert.Fact 9
Chester Bennington, lead singer of popular band Linkin Park, has lived with his family in the Whitewing at Higley community, located in Gilbert, since 2008.Fact 10
34.5% of Gilbert residents hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Click here for more u.s. city facts ❯
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