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.
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.