Downtown Gilbert is known by the locals as the Heritage District. It is now a collection over 30 restaurants in fun and vibrant space, adding some of the top restaurants in the metro Phoenix food scene to the best of Gilbert’s locally grown creations.
The district features the Hale Centre Theatre with Broadway shows, active weekend markets – including the popular Gilbert Farmers Market. You’ll find a family-friendly environment, a vibrant nightlife, and a plethora of pet-friendly restaurant options with ample patio space. And when you want to explore using pedal power, Gilbert’s 135-mile bike path system connects the Heritage District to parks and attractions throughout town.

DINING

Perhaps you’ve heard, downtown Gilbert is now the place to eat. And we couldn’t be prouder of the developments. The Heritage District has evolved into a vibrant dining hub with a diverse mix of restaurants, earning the area high marks as one of the top foodie neighborhoods in metro Phoenix and a unique culinary destination.

DINING

 

Perhaps you’ve heard, downtown Gilbert is now the place to eat. And we couldn’t be prouder of the developments. The Heritage District has evolved into a vibrant dining hub with a diverse mix of restaurants, earning the area high marks as one of the top foodie neighborhoods in metro Phoenix and a unique culinary destination.

SHOPPING

 

Expect an eclectic retail experience filled with a diverse shops and stores that feature all types of products and services. There are one-of-a-kind, chic boutiques and specialty purveyors that sell furniture, locally-crafted art, antiques, seasonal gifts and unique merchandise you can’t find anywhere else. Tattoos and retro candy are also on the shopping list in the Heritage District.

ARTS & CULTURE

 

Mural clad brick walls, glowing benches, a sole gopher, waterways art, and a color changing water tower are a few creations found in the district. Not to mention, an established theater, historical museum, and gallery to feed your cultural side.

DOWNTOWN EVENTS

 

The calendar is always full…in a good way. At weekend markets, you can buy certified, locally-grown produce from Arizona farmers and support the expressive talents of painters, photographers and jewelry makers. Or listen to local bands perform on the Water Tower Plaza, as you watch the sunset on a Thursday night. You can also celebrate Gilbert’s rich agricultural roots at the annual Gilbert Days parade or run alongside it as you finish a 10K. 

Farm fresh produce and food trucks. Every Saturday in the Heritage District.

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HIGHER EDUCATION

 

The Heritage District is home to two universities that operating out of one state-of-the-art facility. Students are offered a high-quality education with an easy and enjoyable downtown Gilbert vibe.  

PARK UNIVERSITY

 

In the heart of the Heritage District, the Gilbert Campus offers a traditional daytime campus and NAIA-level athletics, a first for the university outside of Parkville. Visit the campus at the University Building, 92 W. Vaughn Ave., Gilbert, AZ.

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

The College of Nursing is consistently ranked as one of the top programs in the country for transforming nursing education, research and practice. A bachelor of science degree in nursing is offered at the University Building in Gilbert. The four-semester, upper-division program blends online and traditional classroom learning, focusing on integrative health and well-being assessment, and promotions that will help students become successful registered nurses.

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PARKS

 

Find your place among the community venues, parks, and inviting spaces to take in the sights and sounds of the bustling district. Park and walk the district, lay on the lawn, or bike the trails that connect out to nearby neighborhoods and attractions.

PARKING & MAPS

 

It’s free, all free! Downtown’s can be a carousel of cars seeking parking, but not in Gilbert. Two free parking garages, surface lots, and even on-street parking awaits. You’ll find plenty of room for your bicycle, motorcycle, or Vespa as well.