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Retiring? Move to Gilbert

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Posted: Thursday, September 1, 2011 5:38 pm | Updated: 11:40 am, Fri Sep 30, 2011.

For a some time, Gilbert has been known as a community brimming with young families. But Forbes magazine recently recognized the town for a different demographic: one of the Top 10 suburbs in the nation for retirees.

"While our average age may be in the early 30s, our community focuses on maintaining a quality of life that benefits all ages," Mayor John Lewis said in a news release.

Gilbert's Top 10 billing was based on a range of factors - low cost of living and low taxes, prime location and amenities, availability of hospitals, higher education, and a low crime rate.

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