Chandler, Arizona Real Estate and Community Information

About Chandler

The city of Chandler, Arizona offers a progressive city with an entrepreneurial spirit has helped the city to endure throughout its lifetime. The century-old city was founded in 1912 and incorporated in 1920. The city's traditions and unique culture make the city of Chandler a wonderful place to call home. Chandler's strong community with a diverse culture is able to deliver exceptional amenities to its nearly 260,000 residents. Chandler is, and has always been, a dynamic and diverse community with much to offer residents of all ages and lifestyles.

Chandler History

Dr. Alexander John Chandler bought 80 acres of land south of Mesa within the Salt River Valley, in 1891. The doctor studied the new science of engineering irrigation that was so instrumental in the creation of a system of canals in the then arid desert. The early canals made life possible in the inhospitable climate.

By 1900, Dr. Chandler possessed more than 18,000 acres of ranch land. Over the next decade, Dr. Chandler received the help of planners and architects in subdividing the ranch and drawing up a map of the townsite. Once the plans were laid, Chandler placed national advertisements for the sale of Chandler Ranch sites.

In May of 1912, Chandler opened the townsite office, and 300 speculators arrived on excursion trains traveling the Arizona Eastern Railroad. In total, more than $50,000 was spent on Chandler lands on their first day of sale.

By 1913, the town was beginning to look like an established community. The town center boasted a variety of shops and business, including the Eastern Railroad Depot and the Bank of Chandler. Chandler's park was encircled by dirt roads as the wagons moved throughout the town site's streets. The early town featured newly planted trees, a grass covered park, and the Commonwealth Canal.

The town of Chandler flourished, and soon the population swelled to more than 1,000 residents. By 1920, cars had become the main mode of transportation in Chandler, and in keeping with the times, Chandler began paving its streets.

Over the last 30 years, the population of Chandler has boomed. Today Chandler is home to more than 250,000 residents. The diverse economic base of Chandler, and its fantastic amenities make Chandler the successful community that it is today. The residents of Chandler enjoy a quality of life that is unsurpassed in the surrounding valley.

Life In Chandler

Today, the city of Chandler embraces and preserves its history, all the while making way for its future. In downtown Chandler, one is able to get a glimpse of the city's turn-of-the-century beginnings with the help of the community's restored modern versions of the original downtown storefronts. The community's plaza has also been redesigned and renamed after Chandler's original founder. Within the community, residents enjoy top-notch amenities, such as new parks, fine restaurants, unique shops, and the city's Center for the Arts.

The wonderful city of Chandler is also home to several fantastic school districts with award-wining programs. The city is also home to a full-service medical facility. The Chandler Regional Medical Center is a high, serving the East Valley, is known for its community outreach and quality service.

Throughout the year, the family-friendly city hosts a number of annual events, including the ever-popular Ostrich Festival. The exciting cultural offerings of Chandler are also enhanced by the city's variety of museums, art galleries, and entertainment venues. Residents of Chandler enjoy the city's charming atmosphere and modern luxuries. The area's year-round perfect weather makes activities, such as golfing, swimming, hiking, and biking great choices for those who enjoy outdoor activities.

The city of Chandler makes an excellent choice for those wishing to relocate to a community within the Valley. The city's strong economy and amenities provide the foundation for a quality of life that is unsurpassed for individuals and families alike.

Arts And Culture
The city of Chandler's strong public arts program enriches the public spaces around the community and provides support to the local arts community. The unique works commissioned by the program are displayed throughout the community for the enjoyment of the city's residents and visitors. Additionally, the city's arts and culture are enhanced through Chandler's private and public art galleries, museums, and the community's many publicly funded exhibits.

Attractions And Activities
The city of Chandler is home to a number of attractions and activities, including world-class golfing facilities, great dining, fantastic shopping, and family-friendly activities. Recently, downtown Chandler was added to the National Register of Historic Districts. The downtown area offers residents a unique collection of trendy shops, fine dining, and exciting art galleries.

- Arizona Railway Museum
- Chandler Center for the Performing Arts
- Chandler Museum
- Huhugam Heritage Center
- Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass

Parks And Recreation
The city of Chandler operates and maintains over 1,200 acres of parkland. Through the parks and open spaces, the city provides residents an opportunity to connect with the lovely Arizona region and educational opportunities for the nearly 260,000 residents of Chandler. The city's various aquatics, parks, and recreation facilities are part of what makes Chandler such a popular place to live, work and play.

Golfing is a popular activity in the sunny city of Chandler. The courses in Chandler offer a diverse range of greens for those of all ages and skill levels.

Golf Courses In Chandler
- Bear Creek Golf Course
- Ironwood Golf Course
- Lone Tree Golf Club
- Oakwood Golf Club
- Ocotillo Golf Resort
- San Marcos Golf & Country Club
- Springfield Golf Resort
- Sunbird Golf Resort
- Whirlwind Golf Club

Relocating To Chandler?
Home buyers relocating to Chandler may become overwhelmed by the volume of listings for sale in the Chandler area at any one time. A professional Chandler real estate agent can help area home buyers narrow down the available properties and hone in on the homes that fit both the lifestyle and budget of potential home owners. For more information about homes for sale in Chandler, contact Sharon Steel today.
Sharon Steel
Sharon Steel
Associate Broker