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Chandler Real Estate City Guide

A Chandler Homebuyer’s Guide

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Over past few decades, Chandler has shifted its economy from agriculture to high-tech companies, including Intel. In fact, Chandler is now part of a metro area nicknamed the Silicon Desert for its appeal to tech companies.

Our city guide will help you understand the many aspects of Chandler, whether you aim to be a homebuyer or tenant. We offer guidance on local neighborhoods, activities, shopping, restaurants, and even provide insight into Chandler’s current marketplace.

Why Chandler?

Chandler is a beautiful city located in Arizona’s Maricopa County, covering an area of 58 square miles. The population is over 245,000 as of July 1, 2016, and it is home to satellites for technology kings Intel and Orbital ATK. Chandler has diverse educational institutions and a vast array of recreational opportunities, the latter of which earned Chandler the title of “The Most Playful City” from nonprofit parks and recreation advocacy organization. This makes it an ideal choice for settling down as you can enjoy a thriving economy with endless lifestyle choices. A number of local buildings define the historic existence and importance of Chandler.

Living in Chandler

Whether due to work, business expansion, or just a personal choice, Chandler is a great place to live! There are a number of pros to living in Chandler, and not much, if anything, on the cons side. Firstly, the climate plays a big role in making Chandler one of the best places to live in Arizona. The summers are delightful and the winters mild; what more could you ask for? Secondly, a number of beautiful parks encourage leisure activities and encourage people to spend time surrounded by nature. These parks are ideal if you just want to relax and enjoy some time with friends and families.

Next up is Chandler’s growing economy, equating to great opportunities for both the working class as well as elite businesspersons. Chandler Air Service, a flying and pilot training school, is also here. It is a major attraction for aviation enthusiasts, meaning Chandler can literally take your life to new heights.

Neighborhood Guide

When moving to a new city, you need to know what you are getting into. Here is some information about a few neighborhoods in Chandler that might be helpful as you consider where you might like to plant roots.

Ocotillo

This is one of the more prominent neighborhoods in Chandler with an average household income of $100,000 and a population of approximately 71,000. The block group here covers parts of the neighborhoods of Ocotillo as well as Fox Crossing. The extravagant homes in this lavish neighborhood have access to private lakes.

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Markwood

This neighborhood has an average home cost of nearly $400,000, with the square footage of homes in Markwood ranging from 1,700 to 4,400, on average. This area has medium to large homes and is one of the more diverse sections.

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White Wing at Krueger

This is a prestigious neighborhood in South Chandler. It is located on the west side of Gilbert Road, just north of Ocotillo Road. In this neighborhood, you will find homes ranging from 3,487 to 5,211 square feet, on average. The average home price is a lofty $832,167, and an average lot size sits at around 18,000 square feet (.41 acre).

Lagos Vistoso

This highly sought after gated community has waterfront homes and gorgeous views. It is located in South Chandler, west of McQueen Road and south of Riggs Road. Pulte Homes built this community in 2003. It is near to the award-winning Chandler school district with nearby shops, restaurants, lakes, and more.

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Things to Do in Chandler

Visit the KOLI Equestrian Center if riding horses was your childhood dream. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, the friendly staff makes sure you have fun and enjoy the ride.

Check out Tumbleweed Park, an amazing place to hang out with friends and family. It truly has something for everyone, from basketball facilities to a kids play area. It also hosts the famous ostrich festival!

Take a step back in railway history at the Arizona Railway Museum. It commemorates railway lore and has a great collection of historical items. The sheer amount of things displayed here will dazzle you.

Visit the historic downtown of Chandler and enjoy shops, restaurants, farmers markets, events, and lively nightlife.

Take a stroll at Chandler Fashion Square, one of the largest malls in the southeast valley. Enjoy a diverse selection of shops, restaurants, and entertainment.

Shopping

Chandler Fashion Square is a premier regional mall, anchored by Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Macy’s, and Sears (over 180 shops and restaurants in total). It also includes an outdoor portion called The Villages that also has shops and restaurants to enjoy.

Downtown Chandler is a historic shopping location that emphasizes locally owned restaurants and boutique shops. The square also holds outdoor events, such as art walks and farmers markets.

The Shoppes at Casa Paloma is an outdoor shopping mall that includes a range of shops and restaurants. From fashion to furniture, you are sure to find a store that suits your needs.

Restaurants

Chandler is rife with eateries serving outstanding food. Our recommendations include the following in downtown Chandler:

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Housing Market Trends

  • The average price of a home in Chandler, based on annual sales, is $327,252. The average size of a home is 2,221 square feet.
  • Currently, there are 2.5 months of supply with 93 days of inventory on the market. This indicates that the supply is lower than a balanced market, meaning houses are in high demand.

In conclusion, Chandler is a great place to call home. It has amazing outlets to satisfy the foodies and shopaholics alike while keeping true to its historic roots. Contact us today to receive your free home-buying consultation