Chandler is a prominent suburb located Southeast of Phoenix. Since the early 1990s, Chandler has experienced amazing growth, ranking as one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Founded in 1912, the population has jumped from 9,500 residents in 1960 to over 251,000 residents today.
With approximately 102,800 housing units in Chandler, there are homes for every budget. Home prices range from under $100,000 to luxury homes priced well into the millions, and you'll find over 100 gated communities and 6 golf course communities as well.
Chandler is home to 6 golf courses and 1,214 acres of parkland with over 60 parks, 4 dog parks, 6 municipal pools, 3 municipal spray pads for the littlest tykes, the Paseo Trail, 2 bike/skate parks, and oh, so much more!
The leading employer in Chandler is Intel with more than 11,000 employees working to push the technology boundaries. Bank of America is also a major employer in the area with almost 4,000 employees in the mortgage processing industry. Following close behind are Chandler School District, Wells Fargo Ocotillo Corporate Campus, Verizon Wireless and Chandler Regional Medical Center.
With more than half of the 62 schools from kindergarten to college level rated as above average, you'll have no problem finding the right school for your needs. Chandler offers schools in public, private, college, nursing, beauty, charter, and more.
Historic Downtown Chandler
The heart of Chandler remains its historic downtown and gives you the feeling of home. Downtown Chandler is lively area featuring boutiques, art galleries, museums, and the Chandler Center for Arts. Hungry? You’ll find what you’re looking for downtown with its locally owned, award winning restaurants ranging from your burger needs to a romantic dinner under the stars. If having a cocktail is what you're searching for, you've found your spot. You can choose from sports bars, microbreweries, Arizona winery, and hookah or wine bars. Your day and/or evening in downtown Chandler will be a memorable one.
Maybe you crave something a little more "off beat"..we've got that for you! The third Friday of every month, enjoy the art walk in downtown Chandler where you’ll see a variety of local art, and an opportunity to talk with artists and gallery owners. Or during Cinco de Mayo, you can enjoy the Chihuahua races and watch the king and queen get crowned. Oh, and you won't want to miss the annual Great American BBQ and Beer Festival and the Cajun Festival!
With the growth Chandler experiences, schools that rate highly, a good supply of jobs, and so much to do, what are you waiting for? And let's not forget the near-perfect weather with more than 330 sunny days a year and an average temperature of 85 degrees, this might be the just place you've been looking for! Check out the City of Chandler website for a variety of info on festivals, current happenings, and parks.