Chandler, AZ Neighborhoods and Homes For Sale
Chandler boasts its own regional airport, a complete subdivision of Arizona State University (ASU), several major shopping malls, highly rated community colleges, and family-friendly neighborhoods. Despite its booming population, however, Chandler has managed to retain its tranquil neighborhood vibe thanks to its multiple housing subdivisions that are set apart from the hustle and bustle of the retail hubs.
Cost of Living
Home prices, property taxes, and the cost of living in Chandler are at or slightly higher than national averages for similar cities.
Median home prices in Chandler are competitive with other Phoenix suburbs, but notably lower than nearby Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. New home prices are still affordable for many reasons, one being that a large percentage of new residents prefer to rent.
Chandler is served by an excellent bus and rail system called the Valley Metro for those who choose to avoid driving cars. Nearby major highways make travel between towns convenient, and several new highway loops have been completed recently.
The regional airport serves mostly business customers, but the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, one of the nation’s largest, is just 20 minutes away for Chandler residents. Buses run all week except in the early hours of the morning. Taxis, both public and private, are also an option. Also, anyone who visits Chandler will note the number of bicyclists in the area because the city is arranged in such a way that multiple forms of transportation are encouraged.
From kindergarten through college, Chandler schools offer some of the best educational opportunities in the state. The Basis charter schools have been ranked at the top of most national lists for K-12, while community colleges and an ASU branch make higher education a local endeavor.
City parks and outdoor athletic fields abound in Chandler. There are several public swimming pools, large and small shopping malls, and the beloved downtown historic district. Chandler’s recently revamped downtown and city hall neighborhood draw thousands of visitors and shoppers each weekend, especially on cool evenings and during holiday seasons.
The Chandler Center for the Performing Arts brings world-class shows to town, while the authentically historic downtown area has maintained its old-world charm. Local art walks and outdoor musical performances are commonplace happenings in Downtown Chandler, which is just one reason so many families call the city home.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.
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