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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 245,160. 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
245,160

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$268,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,198
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    130.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    57
    40.7
  • Robbery
    48
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    257
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,740.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    123.8
    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
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Chandler

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$77,278
National
$55,322
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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!
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The schools are GREAT! It’s clean, homes are newer, it’s close to shopping, restaurants & not far from Sky Harbor Airport. I have been impressed by the parental involvement in the schools. That’s what makes them do so well. This area attracts parents that seem to value and promote education.The homes and amenities include the Ocotillo Golf Club with several gated communities and upscale homes. Upscale restaurants and shopping close by. Several parks and Waterfront Homes are in the area.
Personally, I believe that Chandler is a great area to raise a family! I have lived in such a family oriented neighborhood that encouraged, playing outdoors, riding bikes, and attending different little league games at Pima Park. Some things I would like to see change would be the cleanliness of some of the areas on Arizona Avenue. With the city of Chandler being pretty old there are some parts of town that may be a little run down. Although, there have been great improvements over the years! I would have to say, that Chandler High School is one of the prettiest high schools I have ever seen. I would like to add that Downtown Chandler has become more oriented towards night life and I really enjoyed working at the Perch Brewery!