This post is an excerpt from an article I wrote on Gilbert Arizona for FWT Magazine.
Gilbert Arizona has become the fastest-growing city in the Phoenix area. Its popularity can be seen as one walks down Gilbert Rd in the heart of Gilbert’s Heritage District. Not only is the town popular with snowbirds, especially those from Canada, but the school systems also attract many families. With this draw, one must check out the dining, wine, and bar scene in Gilbert.
The Heritage District has been revitalized with restaurants, wine bars, and a speakeasy. Almost every establishment has an outdoor patio, and the place is hopping with singles, couples, and families all the time but especially on weekends.
Exemplifying the farm to table concept Gilbert also features an Agritopia, which consists of 166-acres of mixed-use planned community focusing on agrarianism. Developed by Joe Johnston, one finds a mixture of homes, cottages, bungalows, an urban farm, a community garden, and several restaurants. The latest addition is Barnone, which features restaurants, a wine bar, and other artisan craftspeople. You might call Agritopia an incorporated urban village.