Housing market in Gilbert remains strong, Chandler schools work to adapt to coronavirus: News from Phoenix

Realtors describe the Gilbert residential real estate market as a seller's market as demand continues to exceed supply, making for increasing prices and shorter turnaround on selling homes. (Source: West and SouthEast Realtors of the Valley/Community Impact Newspaper)
Realtors describe the Gilbert residential real estate market as a seller's market as demand continues to exceed supply, making for increasing prices and shorter turnaround on selling homes. (Source: West and SouthEast Realtors of the Valley/Community Impact Newspaper)

Realtors describe the Gilbert residential real estate market as a seller's market as demand continues to exceed supply, making for increasing prices and shorter turnaround on selling homes. (Source: West and SouthEast Realtors of the Valley/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Gilbert

Gilbert housing market stays strong despite coronavirus


The Gilbert residential real estate market has heated up despite fears of what the coronavirus pandemic could do to housing prices.

In fact, some Realtors and agents said they see few effects from the pandemic, mostly in small segments.



Ally Pediatric Therapy opens Gilbert location

Ally Pediatric Therapy opened a practice June 15 at 1519 S. Higley Road, Bldg. 5, Gilbert. Its services include applied behavior analysis as well as speech-language and feeding therapy to address those symptoms that are common in children with autism and other childhood disorders.

Modern Foot & Ankle has opened Gilbert practice

Modern Foot & Ankle Centers opened May 1 at 2680 S. Val Vista Drive, Ste. 177, Bldg. 14, Gilbert. Dr. David Laurino and Dr. Darick Freestone offer podiatry services from conservative treatment to surgical options.

Arizona Iron Furniture has moved to Market Street

Arizona Iron Furniture moved from its Val Vista Drive location to 2765 S. Market St., Gilbert. It sells outdoor furniture, patio accessories and shade products.

Chandler

Chandler schools work to adapt to COVID-19 challenges

When schools shuttered in March across Arizona in an attempt to stymie the spread of COVID-19, district officials had no way of knowing that it would become a monthslong uphill battle they were still fighting ahead of the fall semester.

The virus has permeated nearly every facet of Chandler USD between March and July. From the implementation of distance learning to crafting a budget for the 2020-21 school year, district officials are having to find new and creative ways to educate students and not break the bank.



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Batch Cookie Shop
Batch Cookie Shop opens in Gilbert's City Gate

The family-owned shop makes gourmet cookies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended health providers pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine April 13. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
Federal health authorities recommend pause of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 rare, severe blood clots

After six reported cases of a rare and severe blood clot in patients who received the vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration are recommending a pause on administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

See a breakdown of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations and more local data. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: See cases, vaccinations by ZIP code in Gilbert

Here are the COVID-19 data updates to know today.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
ADHS: ICU beds in use down to 148 April 11

See the latest COVID-19 hospitalization data.

Gilbert real estate data
Available homes on Gilbert market down sharply in February

Here is what you need to know about Gilbert's residential real estate market from February 2021.

Here are two salons that have opened or changed locations recently in Gilbert. (Courtesy Madison Reed)
Two salon changes to know in Gilbert

Here are two salons that have opened or changed locations recently in Gilbert.

Salt Tacos y Tequila, SanTan Village
Salt Tacos y Tequila to open at SanTan Village in 2021

The restaurant’s first location is in the Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale.

Co-owners Jalon and Carolina Buckstead each have prior experience in restaurants. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gilbert's Rocky Point Seafood focuses on authenticity; Chandler USD selects interim leader and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Gilbert and Chandler areas.

Lindsay Road
Lindsay Road restrictions at Loop 202-Santan Freeway will last into 2022

Traffic on Lindsay Road will continue to be one lane each direction for the duration of the Lindsay Road traffic interchange project at the Loop 202-Santan Freeway.

The state-run vaccination site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, which has administered nearly 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, will relocate April 12 to Desert Financial Arena on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. (Courtesy Arizona Department of Health Services)
Phoenix Municipal Stadium vaccination site to move indoors to ASU's Desert Financial Arena

The state-run vaccination site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, which has administered nearly 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, will relocate April 12 to Desert Financial Arena on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus,

Maricopa County residents have received over 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, according to an April 7 update from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Nearly 40% of all Maricopa County adults have received at least one dose of vaccine

Maricopa County residents have received over 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, according to an April 7 update from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

Jeff Gadd
Higley USD reviews $95 million bond proposal for fall

The Higley USD governing board reviewed at its April 7 meeting a district proposal to run a $95 million capital bond before voters in the fall.