Chandler Museum

Fact Sheet

MAYOR                     

Jay Tibshraeny

AREA

About 72 square miles

AVERAGE ELEVATION

1218.6 feet above sea level

WEATHER                 

Chandler is graced with near-perfect weather featuring more than 330 sunny days a year and an average temperature of 85 degrees.

MAJOR ACCESS ROADS

101, I-10, 202

LOCATION                

Bordered by Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, and the Gila River Indian Community

PROXIMITY              

Chandler is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, in the southeast metropolitan valley.

HISTORY                  

Dr. Alexander J. Chandler founded the Town of Chandler on May 17, 1912.  He created one of the most advanced irrigation systems in the country, converting the dry desert into farmable land.

LIVING IN CHANDLER  

Population exceeding 241,000+

Average Household Income: $83,172, Median Age: 32.5

RECENT AWARDS       

2010 All-America City Award, 2009 Playful City USA Community Award, 2009, 2006 and 2004 Bicycle Friendly Community Award, 2007 Top 10 Best Fitness Walking Cities, 2007 Top 5 Places to Live, 2008 Top 100 Best Places of Live, 100 Best Communities for Young People

TOP EMPLOYERS            

Amkor, Avent, Bank of America, Covance, Freescale, Intel, Marvell Technologies, Microchip, Orbital Sciences, Pearson Education, Toyota, Verizon, Wells Fargo

SISTER CITIES           

Tullamore, Ireland (since 2008)

 HOTELS                    

Chandler has 21 hotels and 2,510 guest rooms.

 GOLF                         

Arizona's first grass golf course opened in Chandler at the San Marcos Golf Resort in November 22, 1913.  Today, there are many championship level golf courses to choose from, including the Bear Creek Golf Complex, Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort, Lone Tree Golf Club, and the Troon managed Ocotillo Golf Resort and many others.

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CHANDLER  

Downtown Chandler, located just south of Chandler Boulevard along Arizona Avenue, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Dr. Alexander J. Chandler, the founding father for the City of Chandler was a visionary during his time and was inspired by the City Beautiful Movement.  Chandler's design followed the founding principles of the City Beautiful Movement centered on the beautification and development of an urban area with the city's center to be a public park with surrounding retail buildings designed to create beauty and harmony, a testimony to this movement.  Dr. Chandler conferred with several planning consultants, including premier landscape designer, Frederick Law Olmsted who designed New York City's Central Park, the U.S. Capitol Grounds, and the famous azalea garden for the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina.  Today, Downtown Chandler is a vibrant, pedestrian friendly destination complete with unique, award-winning restaurants, art galleries, and eclectic stores.