Gilbert, a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, was originally home to the Hohokam people who built irrigation canals to support their agriculture. After the decline of Hohokam civilization, various Native American tribes inhabited the area. In 1891, William “Bobby” Gilbert established a homestead in the area, and the town was named after him when it was officially incorporated in 1920. Agriculture, specifically cotton, was the primary industry in the early days, earning Gilbert the title of “Hay Shipping Capital of the World.”
In the mid-20th century, Gilbert experienced growth and development due to the expansion of nearby cities such as Phoenix and Tempe. The town’s population steadily increased throughout the latter half of the century, and it became known for its sense of community and quality of life. In the 21st century, Gilbert continued to thrive and attracted new residents and businesses, resulting in a diverse economy that includes healthcare, education, and technology. Gilbert is also recognized for its parks and recreational amenities, including the popular Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch that attracts wildlife enthusiasts and birdwatchers.
Serving the greater Gilbert, AZ area and the following zip codes: 85142, 85204, 85206, 85209, 85212, 85225, 85233, 85234, 85249, 85286, 85295, 85296, 85297, 85298.