When you're seeking a great place to live in the beautiful Sonoran desert, it doesn't get any better than Chandler AZ! It's no surprise that this bustling Phoenix suburb one of the fastest growing towns in the U.S. -- and it's easy to see why CNN, Money Magazine, Sperling's Best Places, AARP and Alliance for Youth all rank Chandler among the best places to live in the nation!
The Chandler AZ real estate market is booming, so if you're looking for Chandler homes for sale or Chandler homes for rent, you've come to the right place! Read on to learn more about this dynamic, desirable hometown.
Chandler Quick Facts
Chandler AZ was founded in 1912 as an agricultural community. Today, population is just over 240,000. The unemployment rate is well below the national average, while home price appreciation is well above, indicating the strength of the Chandler real estate market. As for climate, Chandler's setting in the stunning Sonoran desert means residents enjoy a warm, dry climate with an average annual high temperate of 72 degrees and more than 310 sunny days each year.
Chandler AZ residents are a well-educated group; more than 69% have some college education, a rate much higher than the national average. Perhaps that's due in part to the five public school districts that serve Chandler residents, as well as numerous private and charter schools. Public school districts include:
Chandler Unified http://www.chandler.k12.az.us/site/default.aspx?PageID=1
Gilbert Public Schools http://www.gilbertschools.net/site/default.aspx?PageID=1
Kyrene School District http://www.kyrene.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1
Mesa Unified http://www.mpsaz.org/
Tempe Union High https://www.tuhsd.k12.az.us/index.php
Private and charter schools in Chandler include:
Archway Classical Academy http://www.archwaychandler.org/
Athlos Traditional Academy http://www.legacytraditional.org/district-home/chandler-athlos/
AZ Compass Prep School http://azcp.skylineschools.com/
Chandler Christian Academy http://www.chandlerchristianacademy.org/
East Valley Jewish Day School http://www.evjds.org/
Primavera Technical Learning Center http://www.primaveratech.org/Online-High-School.aspx
Seton Catholic High School http://www.setoncatholic.org/
Vector Prep and Arts Academy http://vp.skylineschools.com/
Valley Christian High School http://www.vchsaz.org/
Chandler's post-secondary institutions
Chandler-Gilbert Community College http://www.cgc.maricopa.edu/Pages/Default.aspx
Northern Arizona University Chandler-Gilbert Campus http://extended.nau.edu/Campuses/CHGIL/NAU+Chandler+Gilbert+Campus.html
Western International University Chandler Campus http://www.west.edu/why-west/campus-locations/chandler-campus
Activities and Events
One reason why homes for sale in Chandler AZ are so popular is the range of activities and events the community offers. Year-round sunshine makes the region a paradise for nature-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you prefer golf, hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding, you'll find it in or near Chandler! The city is home to more than 50 public parks, gardens, spray pads and swimming pools; 13 golf courses; and is within easy driving distance of recreational activities at the Salt River and Tonto National Forest. The city also holds a regular schedule of events, from weekly farmer's markets to the annual Ostrich Festival, the Great American BBQ and Beer Fest to the Arizona Hot Air Balloon Classic.
Love to shop till you drop? Then Chandler's the place for you! From the eclectic shops, boutiques and galleries that line the quaint streets of Chandler's historic downtown, to several large malls, Chandler has it all. For upscale shopping and dining, head to the Chandler Pavilions -- Casa Paloma Shopping Center; this outdoor mall offers more than 20 restaurants, an ice-skating rink, international retailers and independent boutiques. If fashion is your passion, spend a day at the Chandler Fashion Center. This indoor/outdoor mall is home to 180 major fashion retailers as well as a 20-screen theater and an extensive food court. Downtown Chandler offers unique shops, one-of-a-kind galleries and eateries, as well as a winery and a micro-brewery, all in an historic setting.
Chandler in the Arts
Chandler is known as the cultural destination of the East Valley -- and rightfully so. Residents can take in a live theater or musical performance at the Chandler Center for the Arts, while art aficionados will love the monthly art walks through Chandler's many downtown galleries, as well as the non-profit Vision Gallery, the Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery of Western American and Native American Art, and the city's Art in Public Places Program. Learn about the region's rich past at the Chandler Museum and the Arizona Railway Museum.
Living in the Valley
If you're seeking Chandler AZ homes for sale in a town that's consistently ranked among the top places to live in the U.S., experiences year-round sunshine, is a center for arts and culture, and has a booming economy, then Chandler's the place for you! This desirable community truly has something for everyone. If you need listings of homes for sale Chandler AZ, we can help! We know the Chandler real estate market inside and out. Give us a call today!
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