Gilbert encompasses 76 square miles and is located southeast of Phoenix, within the Phoenix metropolitan area. As Gilbert approaches build-out over the next decade, the estimated population is expected to reach 330,000, making it host to a booming housing market. Gilbert has a booming business market as well, with a continued focus on building the latest satellites, conducting cancer research and producing algae technology. In the last three decades, Gilbert has grown at an extremely high rate and continues to do so. Gilbert will continue to grow and thrive and uphold its reputation as being clean, safe and vibrant.