As seen in the August 2008 issue of Money magazine and on the web at CNNMoney.com.
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In the early 1900s, Gilbert was known as the Hay Capital of the World. Today it is a bustling small city and the fastest-growing town in Arizona in the last decade.
New development projects include the Freestone Recreation Center, a new regional mall called SanTan Village, and a planned Mormon temple.
Retaining the charm of the old days, the town’s Heritage District remains a quaint and historic heart of the community. And the schools are top notch.