Chandler is a city & suburb of the Phoenix Metropolitan area founded in the late 1800’s. Dr. Alexander Chandler owned an 18,000-acre ranch that he later subdivided and drew up a town site map. The town-site office was opened in 1912, the same year Chandler High School was established. In 1941, Williams Air Force Base was founded and let to a small surge in population, although it only held 3,800 people by 1950. By 1980, the population had grown to 30,000 and continued to pace the Phoenix metropolitan rate of growth. The 1990’s experience exponential growth, ranking the fastest growing municipalities in the country. With over 100,000 homes in the area, the population has surged to over 250,000 residents. With multiple golf communities & courses, parks, recreation facilities, museums, aquatic centers, and businesses, Chandler has no shortage of things to do for families, retirees, and young people.
Approximate Population: 257,000 +
Top companies/employers: Intel, Chandler Unified School District, Wells Fargo, Bank of America
Companies headquartered in Chandler: Infusionsoft, Microchip, Rogers, & Bashas’
Median household income: $70-80k
Airports: Chandler Municipal Airport; Phoenix Sky Harbor International

Things to do:
• Alamo Draft house
• AMF Chandler Lanes
• Arizona Railway Museum
• Bob Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving
• Chandler Center for the Arts
• Chandler Fashion Center Mall
• Chandler Museum
• Chandler Solar System Walk at the Veterans Oasis Park
• Desert Oasis Aquatic Center
• Downtown Chandler
• Escape Chandler
• Lone Butte Gila River Casino
• Veterans Oasis Park
• Xtreme Air

Annual Events:
• Ostrich Festival
• San Tan Oktoberfest
• Arizona Harvest Fest
• Rockin’ Taco Street Fest
• Tumbleweed Tree Lighting Ceremony & Parade of Lights