Chandler, Arizona Homes for Sale and Real Estate
About Chandler, Arizona
Chandler is a suburban city located in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metropolitan area. According to the City of Chandler website, Chandler was founded by veterinary surgeon Dr. A.J. Chandler in 1912. Although Chandler has just over 250,000 residents, it still has a “small town” feel where people greet each other around the community. Chandler is family-friendly with excellent schools, entertainment venues, and opportunities for civic and community involvement. Chandler’s suburban landscape with access to major employers, transportation, and housing options make it an outstanding opportunity for homeowners, seasonal visitors, and investors.
Chandler, Arizona Real Estate
Limitless options abound in the Chandler housing market. Buyers enjoy more than 85,000 home choices ranging from older models with brick exteriors in historic neighborhoods to chic condos with modern amenities and easy upkeep, from custom mansions to spacious single family homes with expansive yards. The Chandler median real estate price is nearly $350,000, which is slightly more expensive then the Arizona and U.S. national averages. More than 60% of Chandler residents own their homes.
Chandler real estate is primarily comprised of single family homes containing two to four bedrooms. Apartments make up nearly 20% of the liveable landscape. The majority of homes in Chandler were built between 1970-1999, with a boom in development since 2000. Homes constructed earlier than 1970 account for less than 5% of available properties.
Whether a home or an apartment, most residences reflect a high level of property care and upkeep, and even Chandler renters tend to take care of the properties they occupy. From single family homes to rental homes, Chandler residents keep the city clean and friendly.
A relatively large percentage of the housing here is seasonally occupied, as the seasonal visitors (“snowbirds”) head in for Arizona’s comfortable winter months. Seasonal visitors present a unique opportunity for the real estate investors who offer furnished units to enjoy higher rents. Snowbirds bring a financial boost to the East Valley for the four to six months they stay in the area.
Chandler Housing Rental Market
The average rental price in Chandler is currently priced a bit more than $1,650 per month and includes apartments and single family homes in the average. Chandler renters are able to live in a wonderful city at an affordable price. Renters enjoy the amenities offered by the Chandler community. Breaktime Magazine lists numerous classes and events that are available to residents. Classes include exercise, art, and enrichment for residents of all ages and abilities.
One of the amenities enjoyed by Chandler homeowners and renters is a number of parks around the city. Four of the parks include public swimming pools that feature classes, events, and water slides.
Many parks have sports fields, walking trails, and playgrounds. The annual Ostrich Festival and the 4th of July festivals are hosted at Tumbleweed Park.
Transportation in Chandler
Although a quiet yet vibrant suburban city, Chandler residents are fortunate to have access to an abundance of freeways. The Loop 101 transports residents to Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, and Phoenix. The Loop 202 connects Chandler residents to East Mesa and Phoenix. Interstate 10 runs through the west side of Chandler and will get residents to the Arizona/California border in a little more than two hours, and to Los Angeles in six hours. An eastward journey on the I-10 takes residents to El Paso and the Texas border in the same six hour time frame.
Chandler has an excellent transportation system that offers residents options outside of their personal vehicles. Public transportation includes the Valley Metro bus with access to the light rail, more than 400 Chandler Park and Ride spaces, Paratransit, and the free “Ride the Wave!” downtown Chandler shuttle service.
Education in Chandler
Education is a valued asset in the Chandler community. The Chandler Unified School District is an award winning district with test scores higher than the national average. Chandler is also home to a number of charter and private schools including Dobson Academy, New Vistas Center for Education, Primavera Online High School, and Valley Christian Academy.
Educational pursuits extend to post-secondary institutions. Chandler-Gilbert Community College offers certificate and degree programs that are competitive in a global marketplace. The nearby city of Tempe is home to Arizona State University. An abundance of trade schools including Empire Beauty School and the Golf Academy of America also call Chandler “home”.
The impressive education statistics include adult residents. More than 40% of Chandler residents have obtained a Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree. This phenomenal number is nearly twice that of the national average of 21%.
Employment and Average Income
Chandler residents work from home, locally, and around the Phoenix metropolitan area. Many employees work from their home offices. When these residents want the benefits of working with others for the day, Workuity and Gangplank offer community work spaces at free or nominal prices.
Chandler is home to the Price Road Corridor employment hub that features major employers such as Wells Fargo, PayPal, OnTrac, and Intel. Downtown Phoenix has an abundance of jobs in the public sector for both the County of Maricopa as well as the State of Arizona. Scottsdale is another major employment hub.
The residents of Chandler are middle and upper-middle income wage earners and more than 85% are white collar workers. Most residents are managers, sales professionals, and executive and administrative assistants. Chandler is also a leader for those in computers and math-related fields at a huge 95% more than other cities in the United States.
Chandler is an excellent community and some of our agents are fortunate to reside in such a wonderful place. If you are looking for a home in Chandler, please consider our personable and efficient agents your Chandler experts. Connect with us today and we will answer your questions and let you know what we love about Chandler and what makes it such a great place to live and invest.