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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Chandler is a suburb of Phoenix with a population of 248,631. Chandler is in Maricopa County and is one of the best places to live in Arizona. Living in Chandler offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Chandler there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Chandler and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Chandler are highly rated.
About Chandler...
Population
248,631

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$285,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,246
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Chandler Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    135.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    51.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    39.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    210.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,715.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    145.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Chandler

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,716
National
$55,322
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I have lived in chandler almost 14 years and I love it! Chandler is such a caring community and truly does for the people. The lifestyle, environment, and citizens in Chandler really build onto the strong city in our community. Not only are a schools A+ and #1 for Football (Go Wolves 4-Peat), but so much support and love from the community truly makes it happen. I honestly am going to live in Arizona my whole life and I wouldn't want to live in any other city than Chandler. Uptown and Downtown Chandler have some of the best hot-spots like restaurants, bars, and awesome hangout places. Chandler is such a pretty city that I love living in!
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Chandler seems to be a real up and coming area. The best area is downtown Chandler, which is being built up and revamped all the time. It genuinely is one of the coolest parts of the entire greater Phoenix area, because it has a bunch of restaurants and constant events happening. There's plenty of restaurants around Chandler, with all types of different ethnic cuisine. Traffic is really manageable because there aren't an overwhelming amount of people. I love Chandler!
There are many fun things to do in Chandler. There are museums and malls and resturants. You could spend a whole day there and still not be able to get to see everything Chandler, Arizona has to offer. The good thing is if you were to plan to take a visit, commute time would be little to nothing! This is because there is rarely ever traffic there. Do you have kids? If yes, there is Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center, Airworx Trampoline Center, Xtreme Air Park, Makutu's Island. (These are just to name a few). If you are a bit older and all that doesn't excite you anymore there are Movie Theatres, Bowling, Hiking, Swim Amusement Park, Painting Classes, and of course many more! Overall, my experiences in Chandler are always amazing and never disappoints!