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: 256,529 as of April 1, 2018

Average Household Income: $74,843

Median Age: 35

2017-18 RECENT AWARDS 

#3 Best Midsized Cities for Business Meetings-Mountain West#1 Best Cities to Find A Job, #1 Best Cities to Buy a Family Home, #4 Most Prosperous Large Cities, #5 Safest Cities to Raise a Family, #6 Most Livable Cities in the US, #30 Top-rated Vacation Destination for North America

TOP EMPLOYERS            

Intel, Chandler Unified School District, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chandler Regional Medical Center, NXP, PayPal, Microchip Technology, Verizon Wireless, Northrop Grumman, Avnet, Education Management Corp. (EDMC), General Motors IT Innovation Center, CVS Health, Toyota Financial Services, Arizona Nutritional Supplements, Safelite Auto Glass, Tri City Mechanical, Pearson Education, Rogers Corporation, Apria Healthcare, StrongMind, Healthways, Achen-Gardner Constructions, Ultra Clean Technology, Erikson Construction and Crane STC Microwave Systems.

SISTER CITIES           

Tullamore, Ireland (since 2008)

Tainan City, Taiwan (since 2016)

 HOTELS                    

Chandler has 30 hotels and 3,462 guest rooms.

 GOLF                         

Arizona's first grass golf course opened in Chandler at the San Marcos Golf resort, now the Crowne Plaza Phoenix Chandler Golf Resort, in November 22, 1913 and is in operation more than 100 years later.  Today, there are many championship level golf courses to choose from, including the Bear Creek Golf Complex, Lone Tree Golf Club, and the lush Ocotillo Golf Club 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.