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Chandler, AZ

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What started out as a ranch and agricultural township has flourished into one of the fastest growing municipalities and an All-American City, as bestowed by the National Civic League. Home to solid job makers such as Intel, Motorola, and Microchip, the strong economy and ethnically diverse community is a main drawing point for many young families. There’s also a vibrant revitalized downtown district that includes a beautifully architected city hall and a Center for the Arts that attracts a number of national music and attractions.

Getting Around in Chandler, AZ

While there is a city bus service running through the main township of Chandler, it’s relatively limited in comparison to other cities of the same size. There’s been talk of expanding those services to include more routes and extended times, but all of that is still in the works. Most people tend to drive in this town, and with temperatures in Arizona hovering around the 100 degree mark in the summer months, I don’t blame them for wanting their own personal bubble of A/C wherever they go.

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The average commuter time in Chandler is:
15 to 19 minutes
Explore info about this city
  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 7.32%
  • 14.73%
  • 3.6%

Historic Downtown

<p>Like most older towns in the US, Chandler has quite the historic downtown area. The main difference for this one is the amount of money and time invested to not only maintain it but grow it into a thriving area full of retail shopping, gourmet dining, and general enjoyment. There are green spaces for parks to lay out in on a lovely fall day, cafes where you can grab some tea or a latte and unwind from your day, or just stroll along the avenue and soak up all the local flavors that Arizona has to offer.</p>

Center for the Arts

<p>It may be a small venue by city standards, but what the Chandler Center for the Arts lacks in size it makes up for in status. With a capacity of 1,500, it plays host to a number of live music events, jazz ensembles, symphonies, theatre, and opera. The intimate setting makes it feel like more of a personal show rather than a big arena event, and most of the population here appreciates the close vibe they get when attending shows here.</p>