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Why Gilbert is a Wonderful Place to Build a New Home

October 1, 2019, Author: Karen Stanley

Located in the eastern part of the Phoenix valley, Gilbert is a fantastic place to live, work and play. With that said, it is a wonderful place to build a new home.  Including friendly people, excellent schools and beautiful new home communities, Gilbert boasts a vibrant downtown.  For example, you will find dozens of restaurants to satisfy every taste and budget. Likewise, you’ll find plenty of nightlife. It’s easy to see why all of us at New Village Homes are excited about our first new home community. In fact, it will be opening in Gilbert this December 2019.

Andalucia will be on the Southwest corner of Val Vista and Ray Road.  This development will feature two-story, new build single-family homes. At the same time, they will highlight beautiful Spanish architectural elements, inspired by the community’s name.

A little history about Gilbert:

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Most desirable new home communities in Gilbert are in close proximity to Downtown Gilbert restaurants and nightlife

Most people don’t realize that Gilbert, Arizona was once known as the “Hay Shipping Capital of the World” due to its large farming community. Now, it has grown to be the fifth-largest city in the Phoenix Metro. At the same time, it is proudly ranked in the 98th percentile in livability of all cities across America. Its approximate 300,000 residents can look to William “Bobby” Gilbert for the town’s inception. In 1902, he had provided land to the Arizona Eastern Railway to build a line connecting many new towns in the area. Soon after, Gilbert’s first store opened in 1910, with its post office opening its doors in 1912.

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Close proximity to 140 Stores and dozens of restaurants in SanTan Village makes Andalucia a fantastic location for a new home community in Gilbert Arizona

If you are trying to determine if Gilbert is the right place to build a new home, this location has no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the most popular destinations in Gilbert include the Hale Centre Theatre and Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch. Not to mention the Gilbert Historical Museum, Freestone Park, Top Golf, and SanTan Village to name a few.

If looking to relocate to a new area, you most likely want to know how it ranks in safety. Gilbert is consistently one of the safest places to live in Arizona. For example, it most recently ranked the fifth safest place to live in the Phoenix Metro. Gilbert locals have known all along that their city is one of the best spots on earth, but now they have proof. With its prestigious Gilbert Public School District, low crime rates, and sunny skies, Gilbert earned its place on CNN Money’s list of Best Places To Live countrywide.


If you have school-aged children, you’ll be happy to know that your new home in Gilbert is located in one of the top-rated school districts in the state. With Andalucia, specifically, located within the boundaries of Ashland Ranch Elementary, South Valley Junior High, and Campo Verde High School, it proves to be a great place to build a new home.

Let’s introduce you to Andalucia:

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Andalucia is a premier new home community in Gilbert Arizona

New Village Homes is a premier new home builder in Gilbert Arizona, and we are thrilled to be a part of this great city. Our first new home community, Andalucia, located at the corner of Val Vista and Ray, is designed with your low-maintenance lifestyle in mind. Likewise, each of our well-appointed floor plans is customizable to your personal new home design choices.  These homes also come with standard 10-foot ceilings, great room floor plans with connected outdoor living spaces, gourmet kitchens, private courtyards, luxurious master suites, spa-inspired master bathrooms, an optional guest house, and much more. Several flexible designs at our new home community in Gilbert range from 2,216 – 2,400 square feet, 3-5 bedrooms, and 2.5-4.5 bathrooms. At the same time, Garages equip to accommodate 2-4 vehicles.

Of course, the 10-foot ceilings, expansive great rooms, and dream kitchens ​create a truly inviting space​ for entertaining family and friends. Similarly, create a private sanctuary of your own with luxurious master suites and spa-inspired master baths. New Village Homes at Andalucia also have a variety of unique options like panoramic walls of glass. These beauties retract entirely to expand your living space into your connected outdoor space. Opening your home, they allow you to savor the Arizona indoor-outdoor lifestyle to its fullest.

The special unique guest house option can be used for a myriad of purposes. For example, a home office, guest quarters, mother-in-law suite, music or art studio, home gym, or craft room.

Amenities at Andalucia:

Andalucia, our new homes in Gilbert, includes amenities such as:

  • 2 Level Homes
  • Private Courtyards
  • Luxurious Master Suites
  • Great Room Designs with Gourmet Kitchens
  • Panoramic Retractable Glass Walls
  • Located in the Prestigious Gilbert Public School District
  • Optional Mother-in-law Suite
  • 2-Car Garages With Paver Driveways
  • 10′ Ceilings Standard
  • Low Maintenance Private Yards
  • New Home Design Center where you choose all the interiors
  • Casita Options and more!

If you have any questions about our new housing developments in Gilbert or Chandler, please don’t hesitate to call. Our models will be open at Andalucia in Gilbert in December.