Gila Bend Real Estate


The Historic Landmarks of Gila Bend

For centuries, Gila Bend, Arizona, was a place for travelers to stop and rest on their long journeys west, and as such, it has been seen as an historic route since Gila Bend was founded in 1872.  The town of Gila Bend is known as “The Crossroads of the Southwest,” as it lies just off I-8 on Arizona State Route 85. Gila has since become a rural community that acts as home to a National Historic Landmark, the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail and Sonoran Desert National Monument, but also emanates a quirky atmosphere with space-age themed architecture and peculiar roadside attractions!


Why Do Residents Love Gila Bend?

Attractions and Events in Gila Bend

Gila Bend is known for its quirky roadside attractions—which makes the town a popular stopover for travelers still, after all this time.  Gila Bend is best known for its intricate petroglyphics, ancient hieroglyphics carved in stone, fighter jet displays in the desert, metal dinosaur casts, and really, too many oddities to even name!  Gila Bend’s population is quirky and full of intriguing culture and history—residents love to learn more and more every day.


Quirky Community Atmosphere

There is no better word to describe Gila Bend than “special.”  The holidays and community celebrations bring neighbors together throughout the year, like the rodeo or annual Christmas celebrations!


Outdoor Adventures in Gila Bird

The parks and recreational services and activities available top residents are incredibly unique.  Visit one of many popular ancient roadside attractions—like the petroglyphs by the Gila River. Maybe modern adventures are more your thing?  In that case, check out a race at the Junkyard Grand Prix! Or just take in the gorgeous Arizona sun at Burleson Park.  


Space Age Architecture

One of the oddest and most delightfully interesting things about Gila Bend is the Space Age theme local architecture.  The Space Age Lodge is a motel in the middle of town that celebrates all things extra-terrestrial. The interior design and art are all space-themed, and the attached restaurant does not disappoint—serving themed meals for a truly unique dining experience!


Gila Bend at a Glance

Want to know even more about residential life in this outstanding city of beautiful homes, friendly faces, and big opportunities? You don’t have to look far! As your Phoenix area experts, we know all the insider details! Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have!


Quick Facts

Population: 2,001 
Growth Since 2010: +1.01%
Zip Code: 85337
County: Maricopa
Median Home Price: $77,800


Travel & Commute

Downtown Phoenix: 1 hour 10 minutes
Chandler: 1 hour 15 minutes 
Glendale: 1 hour 10 minutes
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport: 1 hour 25 minutes
Sky Harbor Airport: 1 hour 10 minutes



District: Gila Bend Unified School District


Gila Bend - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Gila Bend: $270,000 / County Avg $923,700


Avg Taxes in Gila Bend: $300 / County Avg $2,900


Avg Sq. Ft. in Gila Bend: 2,170 / County Avg 2,503


Avg Price per/sqft in Gila Bend:$124 / County Avg $369


Avg Walkscore in Gila Bend: 15 / County Avg 32


Avg Year Built in Gila Bend: 1973 / County Avg 1994


Avg Days on Website in Gila Bend: 45 / County Avg 49


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