A fun and fresh city and have grown to become a cutting-edge and diverse city.

Welcome to Chandler

A charming desert community with a robust local history
Founded in 1912 by Dr. Alexander J Chandler, this blossoming community is located in the Southeast Metropolitan Valley, about 30 minutes Southeast of Phoenix. Chandler is a fun and fresh city. Over the years, it has grown to become a cutting-edge and diverse city. And, it is only continuing to grow and evolve into a city of innovation — specifically, in the computer technology sector. Today, this active city is beloved by all who reside here. Not only because of the high quality of life this city offers but its abundance of opportunity and potential for growth.

What to Love

  • A bustling art scene that includes several fine art galleries and a lively Center for the Arts, which attracts performers from all over the world
  • Residents enjoy a suburban lifestyle that affords them a combination of small-town and city living
  • Easy access to many sprawling natural landscapes and well-kept parks throughout the city.

Local Lifestyle

Chandler offers its residents a relaxed and laid-back vibe, with lively nightlife. Residential neighborhoods are friendly and calm, and the downtown area features many quaint shops, delicious eateries, and some historical landmarks.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

While Chandler may be viewed as a small town, it has a large offering of dining and entertainment venues. If you are on the hunt for a taste of Polynesia in a fine dining atmosphere, Roy’s is the place to go. Here, you can dine on fresh sushi rolls and high-quality chops. If you want some entertainment served on the side of your meal, check out The Perch Brewery. It is not just a brewery with delicious food and libations, but homes over 50 tropical rescue birds that are on display. And, if you are after a little Sunday brunch, you can’t go wrong with Hash Kitchen. Try their Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary, you won’t regret it!
If there is one thing Chandler does not skimp on, it is live entertainment. There are several venues and restaurants offering live music and performances year-round, including the Chandler Center for the Arts — which attracts legendary musicians like Buddy Guy, and famed comedians like Weird Al Yankovich. If you are looking to get more of a taste of the local music scene, head over to The Stillery for a piece of Nashville!
If you love to indulge in some retail therapy (who doesn’t), Chandler has a plethora of shops to choose from. Head over to the Chandler Fashion Center for all your retail favorites, from Anthropologie to Lululemon. If you are after the essentials, the Chandler Festival Center is a great place to shop. There you will find Nordstrom Rack, Restoration Hardware, and more. And of course, if you want to support your local businesses, downtown Chandler is your best bet. Swing by d’Vine Gourmet for specialty foods, or Merchant Square for a wide selection of antiques and vintage goods.

Things to Do

Aside from catching a live performance or diving into some delectable cuisine, there is plenty more to discover in Chandler. Peruse The Eddie Basha Collection gallery or the Chandler Museum for contemporary and Western-American art. Should you be in the mood to learn some Chandler history, check out the Arizona Railway Museum. And, if you fancy some time in the great outdoors, play around at the San Marcos Golf Resort or take in some breathtaking scenery at Veterans Oasis Park.


Chandler has a small but highly-esteemed selection of educational institutions. Here are a few worthy of consideration:
  • Knox Gifted Academy, PreK-6th grade; An educational institution designed to help students develop their personal growth, and foster continued growth in students with high academic achievement. 
  • Chandler public schools, K-12; One of the fastest-growing districts in the state, Chandler public schools boast a diverse student body, as well as excellent academic and extracurricular programs.
  • Bright Beginnings, PreK-6th grade; Private preschool and charter elementary school offering children a well-rounded education, with an emphasis on social and emotional development

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