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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
About Chandler...
Population
242,131

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$248,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,162
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Chandler Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    103
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    31
    41
  • Robbery
    59
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    325
    500
  • Theft
    1,841
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    148
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$74,329
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Chandler Reviews

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This is best place for outgoing introverts. Everyone does their own thing, but if you speak to someone directly they are mostly helpful and friendly. One of the things I love is the diversity. We have people from all over, of all ages. We are an independent community, but when it matters we come together to address it (public school taxes.) This place is not the stuffy, conservative redneck hellscape that people associate with Arizona. It has really helped create a wonderful culture about the city.

It's quiet and safe with multiple, multiple choices for entertainment and food; both grocery stores and restaurants included. It's amazing how many things are packed into this town in the middle of the desert. The problem is getting stuck in the Chandler-Tempe Bubble because there's not too much of a reason to leave.

I'm an older millennial that thought I wouldn't even come to like this place when I moved here and now I can't stop thinking how lucky I am to live in the city I do!
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Employment market is great!
Local developments are matured and well planned.
Chandler Unified School District has bilingual program in many elementary schools and they are doing really well!
Chandler is a great place to live, to grow families, to work and to have fun!
Medical network is perfect, served by both Dignity and Banner.
Ocotillo district has become the best residential area in the valley with great golf course, lake communities gated or not, most of them were built in 2000 or after, very nicely lined up neighborhood for all ages.
Chandler is a well-rounded city to live, work and play in. There is a great mix of parks, businesses, retail, and residences in all areas of the city. I have enjoyed the diversity of Chandler, which brings a good mix of cultures, traditions and people to my school and the places I work and hang out. Chandler is growing and building and there are areas which seem vibrant and exciting. My family has lived in Chandler for 14 years and we have never lacked something to do! Whether we want to play in the park, shop at the mall, or eat at great restaurants, it's all here!