Chandler is a prominent suburb of the Valley of the Sun
Chandler is a prominent suburb of the Valley of the Sun located on its eastern boundary. It is bordered to the north and west by Tempe, to the north by Mesa, to the west by Phoenix, to the south by the Gila River Indian Community, and to the east by Gilbert. The city offices of Chandler are about 20 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. If you are considering buying or selling property, planning to relocate, looking for Chandler homes for sale or looking for Chandler real estate information, you have come to the right place. This Chandler real estate page offers everything you will need: access to updated property listings with photographs, property details, virtual tours, home sales data and even community and zip code specific searches.
1912… the beginning of Chandler, AZ.
Chandler, Arizona was named for a veterinarian, Dr. A. J. Chandler, who settled in the area in 1891. The town of Chandler began in 1912, with the opening of the Hotel San Marcos in 1913. The San Marcos Resort and Spa is the oldest golf resort in Arizona, and is located in historic downtown Chandler, adjacent to Dr. A. J. Chandler Park, where many of Chandler’s special events are held. In that park you’ll find a statue of Frank Lloyd Wright, a business associate of Dr. Chandler’s.
Chandler shifts gears in 1980s
In the 1980s Chandler saw a shift in its economic base from agricultural to high tech companies. Intel began operations in Chandler in 1980; the Intel® Pentium® processor set of products is manufactured in Arizona. Chandler was nicknamed the Silicon Desert, as companies opted to locate here instead of Silicon Valley. The largest employers in the City of Chandler are Intel Corporation, Wells Fargo, Verizon, Freescale Semiconductor, Bashas, Wal-Mart, Motorola and the Chandler Regional Hospital.
Until recently, you could still drive around master-planned communities and corporate centers and find dairy farms in Chandler. They are rapidly disappearing, paving the way for more commercial and residential development. The City of Chandler has worked diligently to make the downtown area a dining and entertainment destination, and their efforts are paying off as boutique shops, art spaces and eclectic cafes have steadily increased their presence.
Chandler is thought of as a family-oriented city, with lots of parks and many family festivals and events including the Chandler Center for the Arts, Rawhide, The Ostrich Festival, 1st Wednesday Chandler ArtWalk, Chandler Skate Park and the Chandler Fashion Center (Chandler Mall).
Interested in Residential Real Estate for Sale in Chandler, AZ?
Home Buyers will find many types and styles of homes to choose from, as well as master planned communities unique to the Chandler area. NEW home construction, SPEC Homes, custom homes with horse privileges and luxury homes are available in golf course communities such as Ocotillo, in the southern part of Chandler, as well as at Fulton Ranch. Check out or Popular “One Click” Chandler Home Searches as well as Zip Code and Community specific Home searches for Sale in Chandler. Want more information? Contact the local market experts at Arizona Team Realty – Tony & Cassie Sherman at 623-826-1597!