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Edgewater at Bridges North is an amenity rich community that provides a true sense of arrival. Enter through lush landscaping and be welcomed by a view of the lake, waterfall and pirate ship for the kids

Edgewater at Bridges North by Meritage Homes

General Information

Amenity-rich family living. It's just one of the celebrated qualities you'll love about Edgewater at Bridges North. Located in a prime location in Gilbert, Arizona, Edgewater at Bridges North is a community of new, incredibly energy-efficient homes, ranging 2,278 - 4,762 sq. ft., and is less than five miles from the San Tan 202.

If fabulous shopping and dining are on your list of must-haves, you'll absolutely cherish living in Edgewater at Bridges North with San Tan Village only a few minutes away. 

Every home we build helps showcase our commitment to providing incredibly energy-efficient homes that let you spend your money on better things than utility bills. After all, we believe in building new homes and communities the way they can, and should be, built.

Neighborhood Overview

Boasting plenty of leisure activities as well as solid employment corridors, the Town of Gilbert has been noted as a Best Place to Live in the United States as ranked by CNN/Money Magazine. Located only 12 miles southeast of Phoenix, fast-growing Gilbert offers residents a warm and friendly atmosphere with a family focus, with the community believed to be a good place to raise a family by 95 percent of survey respondents. What's more, Gilbert's sales tax rate is the lowest in the state at 1.5 percent.

ZIP codes in South Gilbert are generally considered to include 85297 and 85298.

Lifestyle & Amenities

Decades ago, Gilbert was known as the 'Hay Capital of the World', but the Town is now home to a fabulous combination of old-fashioned charisma and modern recreational amenities, including numerous golf courses, a plethora of public parks and much more. Home to nearly a quarter-million happy-to-be-here residents, the community has activities for people of all ages, including the Hale Theatre and the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, a wildlife preserve considered to be the premier bird-watching location in the Phoenix metro region. Along with year-round community events, the Town of Gilbert -- named a Bicycle Friendly Community -- is well-known for its Central Trail System that offers 135 miles of enjoyment for outdoor 

School Report Card

Public school students in Gilbert are served by three school districts: Gilbert Public Schools (41 schools; nearly 39,000 students); Chandler Unified School District (44 schools; approximately 41,000 students); and Higley Unified School District (12 schools; nearly 12,000 students). South Gilbert public school students most likely would attend schools in either the Higley District or the Chandler District. As with all students in Arizona, students have access to open enrollment options as well as charter schools and private schools.

For higher education, Northern Arizona University has a campus in Gilbert, while Saint Xavier University's Gilbert campus (opening Fall 2015) is located in downtown Gilbert. Chandler-Gilbert Community College has four nearby campuses, while Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus is located in Mesa at Gilbert's eastern border.


One of the Town of Gilbert's major shopping experiences is the Gilbert Crossroads Towne Center, located near Germann Road and the Loop 202. A small sampling of the Center's stores includes WalMart, GameStop and Famous Footwear, plus numerous additional shops and restaurants. Meanwhile, the open-air SanTan Village (where you'll find major venues such as Macy's, Barnes & Noble, Dillard's, Harkins Theatres, Gordon Biersch and more) is not far away in North-Central Gilbert, while the Heritage District in North Gilbert features a number of artisan shops, quaint restaurants, farmer's markets and more.


Along with a personal vehicle, there are many ways to get around South Gilbert. A member of Valley Metro, Gilbert has five primary local bus routes that link service to Gilbert, Chandler and Mesa, with connections to the Valley's light rail service. Bus destinations run the gamut from healthcare facilities, to downtown Mesa and/or Chandler, to the Gilbert Heritage District, to ASU's Polytechnic campus in neighboring Mesa, to Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Chandler Fashion Center and many more. In addition, Gilbert transit services include local busses, express busses and Dial-a-Ride services. 


Gilbert's overall population has rapidly grown, with nearly 230,000 residents calling the Town of Gilbert home in 2013. The estimated median house or condo value in Gilbert was $209,300 (in 2012); the Arizona median is $151,500. Meanwhile, the overall median age in Gilbert is 31.5 years old, compared to the Arizona median of 36, with 37.2 percent of the population coming in between the ages of 20 and 44. On a macro level, Gilbert residents had one of the highest median incomes in Arizona at nearly $77,000 compared to the median income in Arizona of almost $48,000. 


South Gilbert is home to a number of large employers such as Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, while more centrally located employers in Gilbert include the Gateway area's numerous aviation-related enterprises. Meanwhile, North Gilbert is home to employers such as GoDaddy, Orbital Sciences, Lockheed Martin and Banner Gateway Medical Center, among many others.

The Town of Gilbert's job-based economic development strategy identified Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as essential components to the community's economic foundation. Additional areas of focus include bio-tech, life sciences, health sciences, clean technology and renewable energy, aerospace and defense, and more. 


The Town of Gilbert is home to an array of specialty parks as well as several major parks, including the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, a wildlife preserve that is considered the premier bird-watching location in the Phoenix metro region. Nearly 250 species of birds have been sighted at the park, which also features hiking and equestrian trails, picnic areas, campsites and an astronomy observatory.

With its numerous public golf courses, golf aficionados love Gilbert, while arts-lovers enjoy the Gilbert Art Walk and the city's concerts at Freestone Park Amphitheater. In addition, Gilbert, named a Bicycle Friendly Community, is well-known for its Central Trail System that offers 135 miles of enjoyment for outdoor enthusiasts.


The entire Southeast Valley boasts an abundance of high-quality healthcare including Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and Banner Gateway Medical Center, all of which are located in Gilbert. Meanwhile, Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center is in neighboring Chandler, while Banner Heart Hospital, Banner Desert Medical Center and Banner Baywood Medical Center are all in nearby Mesa.