By Ottavia Zappala | Special for The Republic
The apricot Spanish-style home with clay roof tiles looks charming. But from the outside, you would never know the amount of drive and ambition that goes on behind those walls.
Trailblazers Joe and Cindy Johnston moved into that home in 2004, soon after they founded Agritopia, a flourishing suburban community in Gilbert. Agritopia and its 452 homes sit on a 166-acre plot of land that was once part of Joe Johnston’s family’s cotton and wheat farm.