Chandler is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, and a suburb of the Phoenix, Arizona, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). It is bordered to the north and west by Tempe, to the north by Mesa, to the west by Phoenix, to the south by the Gila River Indian Community, and to the east by Gilbert. As of 2019, the population was estimated at 261,165 according to the United States Census Bureau.
In 1891, Dr. Alexander John Chandler, the first veterinary surgeon in Arizona Territory, settled on a ranch south of Mesa, studying irrigation engineering. By 1900, he had acquired 18,000 acres (73 km2) of land and began drawing up plans for a townsite on what was then known as the Chandler Ranch. The townsite office opened on May 16, 1912.
[Soon after celebrating Chandler's Centennial on May 17, 2012, Chandler Museum staff discovered that the City celebrated the wrong date. In May 1912, the Chandler Arizonan newspaper had erroneously published the founding day as May 17, and through the years residents had misremembered the correct date, which was Thursday, May 16, 1912.]
Why You Should Live in Chandler
Chandler is a city that has something for everyone. A multi-ethnic, highly populated, and quickly growing city, Chandler offers the benefits of its historic past combined with its technological future. The historic metropolitan area has a nightlife that cannot be surpassed, while the outer suburban areas have comfortable family homes and luxury family homes. There are new developments being built all the time, which gives homebuyers interested in new homes a multitude of options.
A city over 100 years old, Chandler has excellent public and private school systems and an extraordinarily comprehensive selection of restaurants, retail centers, attractions, and events. Those who love the outdoors will be excited by Chandler’s fantastic weather and selection of parks and hiking trails; Chandler even has the first golf course in Arizona. Meanwhile, those interested in history and the arts will find that the Chandler Center of the Arts offers them everything they could possibly desire.
Those in the technology industry will be particularly interested in Chandler; Chandler has more technology jobs than virtually any other city. A popular town for young professionals and young families alike, Chandler is a little younger than the national median age. The residents of Chandler tend to be better educated than those in the surrounding towns and the city has much to offer those in their 20s and 30s.
Prospective Chandler residents will be pleased to discover that Chandler is also an extremely safe city. Violent crime in Chandler is significantly lower than the national median, which is very rare for a population of its size. The property crime rates in Chandler are likewise significantly lower than the rest of the state. Chandler offers all of the amenities and the population size of a large city but the safety of a small one.
Overall, Chandler is a technologically oriented city with a moderately large population and both suburban and metropolitan areas. With a historic downtown center and modern, suburban growth, there is a property available to suit everyone’s needs. The arts, nightlife, entertainment, education, and outdoor living in Chandler are fantastic, and the real estate market in the region has been steadily improving over the past few years.
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