10 Fun, Amazing and Controversial Facts About Chandler, AZ

Real Estate Agent with Liz Harris Realty Liz HarrisMBA BR564399000

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Facts 1 thru 3

People, Places and Product (always fun to know,right?)


1.  Total population in Chandler, AZ is now 243,884 and the number of housing units is 97,346. 

2.  Total number of businesses 19,197 with women owning 31.7% of these businesses.  

3.  The largest employer in Chandler, AZ is Intel with 10,300 employees.  That means Intel employs about 6.5% of all adults in Chandler. That is astounding! Second is Bank of America at 3,500.  Third is the Chandler School District at 3,000 followed by Wells Fargo at 2,600 employees. 

Facts 4 thru 6

Celebrities, Landmarks and Awards


4.  A wide range of celebrities hail from Chandler, AZ including Ice-T (actor and rapper) , Donovan Mcnabb (Future NFL Hallf of Famer), Brian Urlacher (One of the best defensive players in the NFL today), Shawn Michales (WWE wrestling superstar), and Channing Frye (NBA star playing for our own Phoenix Suns)

5.  Chandler is host to some wonderful landmarks.  These include-- The First National Bank Building which opened in 1920.  Espinoza's Food Center which began to take shape in 1957. The F-86 Sabre Jet, the former fighter plane, which was one of the Air Force's first fighter jets.  And the McCullough-Price House which was a home built in 1938 which now serves as a visitors center and museum. 

6.  Chandler has won many great awards like 12th place for best run cities in the nation in 2013.  100 Best cities for young people (5 times).  Top 5 places to live in 2007.  And also one of the top 10 fitness walking cities.  

Facts 7 thru 10

Fun, Amazing and Controversial 


7.  Fun fact-- Have you heard of Folley Park?  This park was named after Zora Folley, a former Council Member who was also a former heavyweight boxer who once fought Muhammad Ali. 

8.  An AMAZING thing about Chandler is the AMAZING FOOD.  Chandler features many local small businesses who bring their kitchen creativity to the locals.  Make sure to stop by Gigi's Cupcakes or if you're in the mood for Italian food-- Florindino's.  Chandler is a hotspot for local cuisine. 

9.  Controversy #1 - The Kuiper Dairy, on the corner of Price and Willis in Chandler, has been in the same spot since 1975 is finally closing it's doors.  There was a mixture of feelings as some local residents LOVED the jobs and great local food supply while others didn't like effects of living near a farm such as occasional unpleasant odors.  Supporters still maintain that there was no controversy because the Kuiper Dairy was there first. ultimately, the majority of neighbors are happy to see a shift from Chandler’s original rural atmosphere to a more urban feel.


10.  Controversy #2 - A west Chandler bar and restaurant that became the city's poster child for neighborhood noise conflicts has closed.  It was known as the Reagle Beagle and finally enough complaints of late night and outdoor music performances finally worked.  This goes to show you that when the people of Chandler speak, they are heard.  It is a very close community with very strong neighborhoods and unity. 

So.... if you are thinking of moving to Chandler, AZ and want to search one of these new homes in Chandler, AZ , you have a wonderful community and city to welcome you here. 

The new homes in Gilbert, AZ are just as nice and Gilbert is Chandler's sister city.  

Have a great day!

Chandler Real Estate Agent



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Marilyn Wier
RE/MAX Space Center - League City, TX
Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!

I loved reading this post. It's so interesting to learn about cities I have never been to. Great blog post for anyone looking to make Chandler their home.

Apr 14, 2014 01:57 AM #1
Gill Couto
Gill Couto Photography - Scottsdale, AZ
Professional Photographer in Scottsdale, Arizona

Great post also for people like me who have lived here in the valley for 20 years and never knew such Chandler facts!

Apr 14, 2014 07:57 AM #2
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Lisa those are facts I did not know about Chandler, and anyone looking to relocate there will love this post.

Apr 14, 2014 03:07 PM #3
Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Chandler looks like a great place to live! Great pics, especially the Christmas tree!

Apr 14, 2014 10:08 PM #4
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