Chandler

Located in Maricopa County in the heart of the Southeast Valley, Chandler is one of the preeminent cities and suburbs of the Greater Phoenix Metro area. Bordered by Tempe, Mesa, Phoenix (Ahwatukee), and Gilbert, Chandler is well positioned with convenient access to major Valley thoroughfares, Sky Harbor, Phoenix Mesa Gateway, and Chandler Municipal Airports, and access to a multitude of shopping, dining, and employment hubs. Spanning over 58 square miles Chandler is well poised and positioned for future growth and currently boasts an current estimated population around 240,000 people.

Chandler has made impressive strides in terms of its growth as a city -- the downtown municipal building is a perfect example.

Chandler has made impressive strides in terms of its growth as a city — the downtown municipal building is a perfect example.

History

Chandler has a rich history and heritage starting in 1891 with Dr. Alexander John Chandler, the first veterinary surgeon on Arizona Territory, establishing a ranch south of Mesa. By 1900, Chandler had acquired around 18,000 acres of land and by 1913 the townsite of Chandler Ranch had erected Chandler High School and the Hotel San Marcos, the first golf resort in Arizona which is still there today.

Chandler’s biggest growth came in the 90’s when population had jumped from around 30,000 residents in the 80’s to just under 90,000 residents (per the US Census of 1980 and 1990). From 1990 to 2000, the population again surged and nearly doubled to over 175,000 people.

Chandler has continued to experience growth and development to date, and now boasts an All-American City status, due mainly in part to revitalization of the downtown area, establishment of technology and commerce employers, well-performing schools, and a outstanding City Hall and Center for the Arts.

Employment

Chandler boasts a strong employment base with Intel positioned as the number one and prominent employer in Chandler. In addition to Intel, Chandler also contains numerous high-technology and manufacturing firms located within its boundaries. Additionally, due to Chandler’s positioning in relation to the Interstate 10, Price, and San Tan Freeways development continues to expand along those corridors.

Below is a breakdown per the City of Chandler Economic Development Report of top employers within the municipality.

Top 10 Employers - Chandler

Chandler is poised for growth in its employment sector.

Chandler is poised for growth in its employment sector.

Entertainment

Chandler is home to Chandler Fashion Center, a 1.3 million square foot premier shopping venue, which opened in October of 2001. The mall has become one of the main counterparts to Scottsdale Fashion Square and offers East Valley

Chandler has much to offer in terms of shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Chandler has much to offer in terms of shopping, dining, and entertainment.

residents a multitude of high end and quality shopping and dining options. In addition to Chandler Fashion Center, Chandler is home to Casa Paloma, Chander Pavillions, and Historic Downtown shopping venues, which offer a wide variety of shopping and dining options as well.

Real Estate

Check out some of the listings in the Chandler area below:

  1. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,410 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 1984
    Days on market: 1
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  2. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,472 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,276 sqft
    Year built: 1985
    Days on market: 1
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  3. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,074 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Year built: 1992
    Days on market: 1
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(all data current as of 9/21/2017)

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