Why I want you to read my ‘8 reasons why you should move to my city’ series
? if this is the first time you’ve stumbled upon this series please read the above post first
Two weeks ago we travelled to Orange County with Maddy who’s pretty much convinced me that my dreams of living in Prague might not all be as final as I thought. I mean they have Disneyland AND beaches AND a never-ending sun. PERFECTION! Life would be dead boring if we only ever considered one place to live in or you know, never explored where all the trains from our local train station are going. I say pack your bags this summer & spend your gap year (or sabbatical) in Gilbert, Arizona! The gorgeous Danielle who runs the blog Danielle Ruppert, where she writes about her beauty discoveries, travel explorations and her beautiful life with her husband & two little pooches, tells us all about those best things there are about living in the picturesque town of Gilbert, Arizona which is located just a stone throw from Phoenix. Hope you enjoy reading about Danielle’s life in Gilbert as much as I have!
WHY SHOULD YOU MOVE TO GILBERT?
?? Downtown is popin’ From its charm to its delicious restaurants, Downtown Gilbert is the place to be! Not only does this area have such great places to indulge your inner foodie, but it has some stunning architecture and character to its aesthetics. Along with Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row having its grand opening this year in February, more amazing places are starting to be built within this small town for people to enjoy!
?? Comfortable and quality living Let’s be honest, no one really wants to live in a run-down neighborhood. With Gilbert, you don’t need to worry about people not keeping up with the upkeep of a house and yard. The community is kept well maintained and the quality of the properties are usually sustained, if not improved! The homes are built with a decent sized back yard to give the option of having a pool or even just a nice place to entertain with some cornhole boards, a grill area, and a comfortable seating area for a fun cookout with friends and family!
?? Come on over, the weather is warm! You never have to worry about the cold over here in Arizona! We are known for our dry heat that is perfect for those who love bright sunny days… because to be honest we don’t get much rain over here! Our winters are short and summer is nice and long! I know what you are thinking – What about those hot temperatures in the 100s? – don’t worry! Even if you don’t have a pool in your back yard, there are pliantly places to cool down at including a float down the Salt Lake River or even a day trip one of our wonderful lakes! My favorite is Canyon lake, which is perfect for a ride on a jet ski or a nice boat ride through the surrounding mountains. This lake even has a marina where you can get some delicious frozen yogurt or a small bite to eat after a long day on the lake!
?? Everything is so close to home Grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, you name it… your home in Gilbert will most likely be a 5-minute drive away from them! You will never have to worry about having a long drive ahead of you for your weekly grocery run or your last-minute need of a gas fill up. Some places, such as convenient stores could even be a short walk from your neighborhood — which is a great excuse to get some light exercise while going for a treat!
?? Influences active lifestyles Gilbert is known as a very active city that helps enable people to get outdoors more and get active! On most days, you can catch residents riding bikes, taking walks, going for a run, or even riding a horse. There are plenty of park located in Gilbert as well to accommodate outdoor activities such as Freestone, Discovery, and Cosmo Dog Park where dogs can run off their energy as well!
?? Living for the entertainment There are plenty of entertainment activities in Gilbert to enjoy. From bowling at Brunswick and golfing at Top Golf to shopping around the SanTan Mall and seeing a movie at the many local movie theaters – including the Gilbert Regal theater that has actual recliners to enjoy your movie in! There are so many options for a date night or a get together with friends!
?? Big city living with a small-town vibe Coming from an agriculture background of farming, Gilbert still holds that cute small-town country charm but with the many amenities of living in a huge city! The water tower still remains in the heart of downtown gilbert and you can even spot the gilbert silos that serve as a symbol of Gilbert’s history. The big city feel comes from all the new places that are popping up and filling Gilbert with its liveliness! The outdoor SanTan mall is filled with many different trending stores and small boutiques that brings out your inner-city shopper. Along with the vast amount of stores located in Gilbert, highways are but a couple miles each way, such as the US-60 and the Loop 202, which can get you to any other major city in Arizona in a short amount of time!
?? Mouthwatering food With having so many new restaurants popping up everywhere, there are so many great food places to try out! From fast food joints to luxury restaurants, Gilbert has such a wide range of food options that will excite your taste buds! Downtown Gilbert is one of the best places to explore your inner foodie that could include a light lunch at Liberty Market, tacos on taco Tuesday at Barrio Queen, or even a fancy date night at Postinos! Even if you don’t feel like dining out at a restaurant, there are plenty of drive through places to pick from that are bound to be minutes from your home for a quick bite to eat!
So what are you waiting for?
Come on over to Gilbert, Arizona!
I’ll save you a cute coffee or lunch date where we can talk about life!
Danielle is a lifestyle blogger and YouTuber but also works as a full-time accountant. On her Blog Danielle Ruppert and YouTube channel, she likes to talk about skincare, self-care, beauty, travel, and pretty much anything lifestyle! She loves to share her family adventuresof her husband, Pug, Chihuahua-Pomeranian and herself! Danielle wishes to inspire people to love themselves in their own skinand just enjoy the little things in life!