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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Kayla Kolar leaving Gilbert's HD South museum for House of Refuge

Kayla Kolar, who has been president and CEO of HD South for 15 and a half years, is moving on from being the only director Gilbert’s arts, culture and history museum has known.

Freestone Activity Center
Gilbert offering residents discount on recreation programs

Gilbert residents will get a 50% discount on recreation programs starting Nov. 30 as part of the town’s pandemic relief program.

ile.gal Modern Cocktail Kitchen
Gilbert's ile.gal Modern Cocktail Kitchen prepares to open after COVID-19 delay

The rooftop bar in the Heritage District originally planned to open in April but postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Four business changes to know in Gilbert

Here are four business changes to know in Gilbert.

Higley USD governing board election winners, Michelle Anderson, Kristina Reese, Tiffany Shultz
Kristina Reese re-elected to Higley USD board; Michelle Anderson, Tiffany Shultz also joining

The Higley USD governing board vice president is officially returning to the board, and two new members will join her in 2021.

The county has adjusted the COVID-19 risk levels for local school districts. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Maricopa County updates COVID-19 school dashboard; Chandler, Gilbert, Higley all considered 'substantial risk'

The county has adjusted the COVID-19 risk levels for local school districts.

Gilbert utilities
Help available to residents as Gilbert turns toward normal utility operations

Residents need to be prepared to catch up on their accounts or face the possibility of disconnection

Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Gilbert. (Community Impact Newspaper)
COVID-19: Cases in Gilbert have risen more than 16% in seven days

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

Gilbert Regional Park sand volleyball courts
Gilbert weekend events: Live theater, Grand Slam volleyball

Here are a couple things Gilbert residents can do this weekend.

The Chandler USD governing board met Nov. 18 to discuss virtual learning and COVID-19. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler USD responds to rising COVID-19 cases and more top local news

Read the most popular stories from Chandler and Gilbert from the past week.

Gilbert Regional Park
Town planning for future phases at Gilbert Regional Park

With the opening of Phase 1B of Gilbert Regional Park in October, the town has now spent more than $32.6 million since September 2018 to offer more amenities at the park and tap its potential for residents and tourists, officials said.