Chandler : Arizona

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What Chandler is like for active adults
Chandler is a very fast growing community of over 122,000 people in Arizona, southeast of Phoenix and Tempe. Chandler is home to some of the largest and fanciest active adult and 55+communities.  People move here for the dry climate and the beautiful desert mountains nearby. For many of the people who live here Chandler, one of the newer suburbs, is a bedroom community for Phoenix.
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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

There are many different active adult communities and other types of planned developments in Chandler (see links at right).
As of early 2014, the median sale price of a home in Chandler was about $250,000, according to city-data.com.

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What is special about this retirement community
The annual Ostrich Festival honors Chandler's agricultural past, when ostriches were raised here for their feathers.  In 2008 the city was named a "Playful City USA" in the U.S. because of its innovative approaches to recreation, including many parks and the aquatic centers.
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What is not special about this retirement community
Chandler is a bedroom community for many of its residents.  The vast tracts of developments can be boring.
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What kinds of people like retiring here
Most of the people that live in Chandler commute to jobs in Phoenix or other suburbs. Retirees move here because of the 55+ communities, the great weather, and endless recreation possibilities.
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Local economy is driven by
Agriculture was formerly the economic mainstay of Chandler. Now there are several hi-tech firms in the area including Motorola and Intel.  Construction, healthcare, and retirees are other important industries.
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Climate and Physical Environment
Chandler is located southeast of Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa. It is in the Arizona desert with mountains in the distance. Summers are brutally hot and dry, winters are temperate and a bit wetter.
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene
The Chandler Center for the Performing Arts is a 1500 seat theatre that hosts a changing schedule of plays, concerts, and other events. The Chandler Public Library is active; there is the main library and 3 branches.  The McCullough–Price House, a 1938 Pueblo Revival style home, is one of Chandler's museums.
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Crime
Crime in Chandler is just under the national average.
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Medical facilities
Chandler Regional Hospital serves the community. Obviously nearby Phoenix and other towns have world-class health facilities.
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Transportation
Phoenix's Sky Harbor Airport is about 15 miles.
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Valuable Links
Guide to Arizona retirement
City of Chandler Recreation Department
www.AZ55.com
Sun Lakes Retirement
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Facts about CHANDLER
  • State: AZ
  • Environment: Suburban,Desert,Golf Community,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 60,001-80,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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