Gilbert, once a small town with dairy farms and dirt roads, has seen massive expansion since the mid-2000’s, especially in residential real estate. Since 2005, Gilbert has seen a 30% increase in population1 and with that increase, the city must keep up with the needs of the community such as shopping centers, local businesses, infrastructure and recreational facilities.
Southeast Gilbert can finally rejoice in the fact that they will be receiving two new recreational areas one the southwest corner of Higley and Queen Creek and the other on the northwest corner of Power and Pecos. The Gilbert Regional Park, located off Higley and Queen Creek is an almost 300-acre park that will include a “playground, splash pad, six tennis courts, eight pickleball courts, six sand volleyball courts, irrigation pond and lawn. Restrooms, parking for 300 vehicles and a two-lane road leading into the park are also part of it2”. In addition, the facilities will have sports courts that host tournaments.
Rittenhouse Park, located off Pecos and Power, will include a multiuse field, a lake and a public safety training facility.
Community members are excited about their newest addition, but they will have to wait until summer of 2019 to take advantage of their newest facilities; however, final plans should be available in July, 2018.
Gilbert is not the only community to add new recreational facilities to their schedule. Mesa is in the process of building a $60 million dollar youth sports complex in east Mesa to attract new visitors and support the local youth sports community.
With the development of these new facilities, local Gilbert residents should expect to see an uptick in new interest from buyers who want to relocate to this area. When new services are offered, especially ones that focus on community and family dynamic, there is generally an increase in movement to the area. For buyers, this means you have limited time before the housing market within the vicinity of the new recreational facilities sees a dramatic price increase and there may be fewer homes to choose from. For sellers, you should soon see your equity increase and it would be a great time to sell your home and receive maximum profit.
If you have any questions regarding the new recreational facilities or want to know more about buying or selling your home in the area, contact us.
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Bill and Cindy Flowers Team