Why do People Chose to Live in Chandler?

August 1, 2012 at 8:20 pm 2 comments

By: Maria Hass

Selecting an area in which to live takes time and research. Every place has its own merits and faults.

To help families get to know the City of Chandler better, I’ve asked several Chandler residents why they chose Chandler as the town in which to live.

* “When I first moved here, the area was rural and gave me a ‘small town’ feeling. Also, our neighborhood is clean. People are not stand-offish and neighbors seem to care about each other.” – Jan

* “Being a mother of young kids, I found the Chandler School District offered a lot of options from Charter, Choice or public schools. When my kids were little, I utilized city programs to enroll them in swimming and dancing.” – Edna, 15 yrs in Chandler

* “My wife, who is a teacher, likes the school system because of its higher standards. It’s also a nice area to raise a family. When we first moved here, we saw the potential for growth, which is a positive. I cannot think of any negative reasons to live in Chandler.” – Art, 16 years in Chandler

* “I like the location. It is close to everything such as schools, airport, mall. My family grew up in Chandler. We live in North Chandler in the older part of town. Having an older home is perhaps one of those things I would change.” – Rose, 22 years in Chandler.

* “I like the developments in Chandler compared to other neighboring cities. The homes are newer in Chandler, bigger homes and it is close to freeways, schools and ASU, which allows easy access to neighboring cities. Chandler has strong neighborhoods and a very good school district and strong employment like Intel. Unlike Mesa, Chandler doesn’t have mixed neighborhoods of nice developments adjacent to run-down houses. Maricopa and Queen Creek are too far. It never occurred to me what I don’t like about living in Chandler. Chandler is the place to be.” Millicent, 13 years in Chandler.

* “Chandler offers great location, highly-rated schools, strong neighborhoods, numerous community service activities for all ages, strong employers like Intel, Microchip, Orbital and Wells Fargo to name a few. Chandler is centrally located and offers close access to other cities, mall, schools, freeways, employers and more. What I don’t like about Chandler is high taxes compared to other cities at around 9 percent, and the crowd of “illegal aliens” hanging out early mornings at the Circle K gas station in Downtown Chandler looking for work. These people remain unattended and unnoticed.” – Michelle, 6 years in Chandler.

I support the reasons given above by Chandler residents. But what makes Chandler stand out from other neighboring cities?
1. The City of Chandler was voted an “All American City” in 2010 due to the quality of lifestyle and services it provides to residents. This distinction is carried on and remains a focal consideration in Chandler’s existence.

2. Chandler has the highest number of award-winning aquatic facilities in Metro Phoenix with seven lap pools and kids pool areas.

3. Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) was ranked among the top 10 school districts in Arizona by schooldiggers.com and CUSD surpassed the state measurements for meeting and exceeding grade levels in 2011.

4. Chandler has a strong and conservative budget. The recession took a bite from the city budget but Chandler’s city financials looked stronger than its neighbor cities, thanks to conservative city officials who kept a tight lid on expenses and balanced the budget to prepare for future mishaps.

5. School support – Chandler residents approved a school bond to allow Chandler schools to continue with its programs at a time of recession while other cities school bonds failed to pass. School year 2012-2013 marks the opening of a couple of new elemenatary school namely John and Carol Carlson and

6. This city is open to diverse ethnic backgrounds and ages. Lee Lee Supermarket, the largest oriental market in the state, is located in Chandler and is a hub for Asian and other immigrants. Around it are Asian-owned businesses ranging from Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Fiilipino and more.

7. Chandler caters to diverse age groups. There are four active adult communities in Chandler alone — namely, Springfield community, Solera, Sun Lakes and Sunbird. There are also master planned communities in Chandler like Rancho Del Ray, Fulton Homes community and the upcomming Adora Trails. New construction permits are increasing in Chandler. Maracay Homes Stonefield along the Price corridor, Shoreline at Fulton Homes on Arizona and Ocotillo, Evans Ranch by Lennar at Chandler Heights and Val Vista, Andorra Trails on Riggs and Lindsay, Cachet and Calex homes on Arizona and Queen Creek Rd and more.

8. Chandler is home to many big employers like Intel at Ocotillo and Rural Rd, Orbital, Microchip, Wells Fargo, Avnet and many more. These companies attract the best workers who value a high quality of life.

9. Chandler real estate continues to prosper. Chandler is one of the top two cities (the other is neighboring Gilbert) with the most homes sold in the last year, and its home values rank higher than any other Southeast Valley cities.

These reasons sum up why the City of Chandler is one of the most sought-after cities in Metro Phoenix.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Millicent Owusu  |  August 13, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Nice Maria, very easy to navigate and good information. Way to go!


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