Are you on the hunt for a vibrant, prosperous southwest city to start your new life? Well, Chandler, Arizona, would be a great place to check out.
This gem of a city, with a population of 256,000, is a suburb of Phoenix, and is conveniently located near other popular cities, including Scottsdale, Mesa and Tempe.
Founded in 1912, this city has its roots in farming and ranching, but is now home to many large companies in a variety of industries, such as electronics, banking, financial services and medical. Intel, Wells Fargo, Bank of America and PayPal are some of the top employers in Chandler.
Chandler was recently voted the 2nd best place to live in Arizona by Niche.com. It is known for its excellent public schools, great job opportunities, fabulous weather, friendly environment and broad diversity of people. It is a golfer’s paradise, offering seven stunning golf courses, which are enjoyed by both locals and visitors alike.
Chandler was thoughtfully designed as a walkable city, adorned with vintage-style lanterns and trellis-covered walkways. The downtown area is brimming with boutique shops, art galleries and a center for performing arts. Amidst all these attractions are bars and restaurants that offer a broad array of ethnic cuisine.
Throughout the year, the city is host to plenty of festivals, a monthly Art Walk and weekly farmer’s markets. The Chandler Center for Performing Arts has a great line-up of local, national and international performances.
The median home value for real estate in Chandler is $294,400. The area appeals to young professionals, growing families and empty nesters who seek homes in this growing and prosperous community. The Chandler real estate market is robust, with a wide selection of options — ranging from new construction to classic ranch properties — in a variety of price points.
There are many popular neighborhoods in Chandler, each with its own personality. West Chandler is an area with good property values, making it ideal for growing families, while Fulton Ranch is popular for its lakes and waterfront properties, many in gated communities. Ocotillo East is a neighborhood that features something for everyone, with many properties located near common park areas.
As you can see, with everything it has to offer, Chandler is a city that many people would be glad to call "home."