Chandler real estate is affected by many factors. Factors affecting Chandler real estate include local and metro; demographics, economy, climate, education and lifestyle. Chandler, Arizona is a suburb of the Metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, and is located approx 30 minutes from downtown Phoenix. It is bordered to the north by Tempe, Arizona and Mesa, Arizona; to the west by Phoenix, to the east by Gilbert, Arizona, and to the south by the Gila River Indian Reservation.
Chandler Real Estate Demographics
As of the US Census Bureau’s 2005-2007 American Community Survey, the population of Chandler, Arizona was 246,399. Approx 31.2% of the population was under the age of 20, 6.2% from 20 to 24, 34.6% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.8 years.
There were approximately 82,288 Chandler real estate households out of which 41.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% of the households had married couples living together, with the average family size being 3.41 persons, 30.3% were non-family households.
The median income for a household in the city was $68,951. The median income for a family was $77,412. The per capita income for the city was $30,515.
Chandler, Arizona real estate is comprised of 89,597 housing units of which 69.9% were owner-occupied and 30.1 % were renter-occupied.
Chandler, Arizona Economy
Chandler real estate values remain strong due to a solid economy. High-technology manufacturing firms such as computer chip manufacturer Intel employ approximately twenty-five percent of Chandler’s non-government workers in 2007.
Since 2003, more than 2,900 jobs and investments totalling $3 billion have been created along the Price and Santan freeways, in the South Arizona Avenue Corridor.
Culture in Chandler, Arizona
Chandler, Arizona is a very family friendly city. In September, 2008, Kaboom! announced that Chandler was a 2008 Playful City USA community for the second year in a row. Chandler was recognized for its many recreational amenities, parks and aquatic centers.
City of Chandler's Recreation facilities include:
· Chandler Community Center
· Chandler Senior Center
· Snedigar Recreation Center
· Tumbleweed Recreation Center
· Tumbleweed Park
· Six aquatic centers, pools and spray pads
· Environmental Education Center at Veterans Oasis Park
· Three teen centers
· Chandler Tennis Center
· Golf course at Bear Creek
· Multiple neighborhood, community & theme parks
· Three dog parks
· A Disc Golf course
· A BMX/freestyle bike park
· A large skate park
Chandler, Arizona is noted for its annual Ostrich Festival. Historically, during the 1910s, there were ostrich farms, for plumes used in women's hats of that era. Although the farms are gone now, the legacy of the ostrich farms is remembered by Chandler’s Ostrich Festival.
Sports in Chandler, Arizona
Metro Phoenix is known for its great sports and outdoor activities. Professional sports teams include the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes, Nascar, and the 2001 MLB World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks. The Chandler, Phoenix, and Scottsdale, Arizona areas also boast many museums and shopping centers featuring a variety of shops, salons and fine restaurants.
Arizona State University (ASU – my alma mater) is located near Chandler in Tempe, Arizona. ASU not only provides excellent educational opportunities, but as a college town, Tempe offers unique nightlife and cultural activities for the entire Valley of the Sun.
Chandler real estate benefits from our outdoor lifestyle. Swimming, water skiing, and boating are some of the favorite outdoor activities residents enjoy. People also take advantage of excellent sailing and jet skiing on the many nearby lakes, such as Canyon Lake, Saguaro Lake, and Roosevelt Lake, not to mention Tempe’s Town Lake. Snowboarding and skiing can also be found on slopes approximately two hours away at Arizona Snowbowl and Arizona Sunrise Park Resort. In addition to great water and snow activities, premier hiking, biking and sightseeing opportunities are also available throughout the great State of Arizona. For great weekend getaways, located a few hours away, make sure to visit Sedona, Arizona and the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon — two of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.
Chandler Real Estate and Transportation
Chandler Municipal Airport is a two-runway general aviation facility located in the heart of the city south of the Loop 202 freeway. Memorial Airfield in the Gila River Indian Community may serve the city in the future, as well as the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, several miles to the east. Most area residents use Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport 20 miles (30 km) from downtown Chandler.
Chandler real estate is served by three freeways:
· Loop 202, the Santan Freeway, completed through the city in 2006, cuts east to west through the middle of the city.
· Loop 101, the Price Freeway, was completed in 2001, running north to south. Over 10,000 people are employed as of 2007, along the city's Price Road Corridor
· Interstate 10 is the city's westernmost border, the major route into Downtown Phoenix.