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Chandler
Maricopa County, Arizona

ZipCodes
85224, 85225, 85226, 85248, 85249

Motto
"Where Values Make the Difference"
"The High Tech Oasis of the Silicon Desert"



Page Contents for Chandler, Arizona

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Arizona state capital is Phoenix.
The population of Chandler is approximately 170,000 2000, 236123 2010.
The approximate number of families is 34,967 1990, 86924 2010.
The amount of land area in Chandler is 123.174 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.248 sq kilometers.
The distance from Chandler to Washington DC is 2069 miles.
The distance to the Arizona state capital is 21 miles. (as the crow flies)
Chandler is positioned 33.29 degrees north of the equator and 111.86 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Chandler elevation is 1,213 feet above sea level.

Location

Directly south of Mesa and slightly south and east of Phoenix
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Weather


dry and warm much of the year.
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History & History Related Items

A history page for Chandler.

Dr. Alexander John Chandler purchased 80 acres of land south of Mesa in the Salt River Valley from the federal government in 1891. It wasn't very many years that Chandler became a trade center for surrounding farms. Incorporated in 1920 as a town, it was upgraded to city statusin 1954.
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The settling of Chandler

1891, by Dr. Alexander John Chandler, the first veterinary surgeon for the territory of Arizona

The founding of Chandler

May 17, 1912

The incorporation of Chandler

May of 1920 town, 24 May 1954 city


Attractions

Chandler Ostrich Festival

Arizona Railway Museum
399 N. Delaware St.
Chandler, AZ 85224
Phone: 480 821-1108
Send Mail to:
PO BOX 842
Chandler, AZ 85224

The Chandler Museum
178 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Chandler, Arizona 85244
Phone: 480-782-2717

The Chandler Symphony

There are many places to go and things to see in the area. Among these are:
Arizona Chamber Symphony
Arizona Opera also in Tucson
Desert Botanical Garden
Chandler Center for the Arts
Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Arts
Grady Gammage Auditorium at ASU
Nelson Fine Arts Center at ASU
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix Symphony
Phoenix Zoo
Red River Opry
Taliesin West, former summer home of famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.

SPORTS & RECREATION
Outdoor recreation abounds in the area. Among the offerings are:
The Arizona Cardinals NFL Football
Phoenix Suns NBA Basketball
Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball
Phoenix Coyotes NHL Hockey
Arizona Rattlers Arena Football
Cactus League professional baseball spring training
Professional golf tournaments during the season
Phoenix Greyhound Park Racing
Phoenix International Raceway
Golf Courses - 25 within 15 minutes
The Fiesta Bowl

The Vision Gallery
The Vision Gallery is a non-profit fine arts gallery representing over two-hundred local and national artists. The Vision Gallery continues an on-going program called KIDZ ART, workshops are offered in all mediums to children free of charge. All workshops require parental registration. 480-917-6859.
As a part of raising awareness of the visual arts within our community we produce several events annually. See Chandler Community Events
The Vision Gallery is the visual arts program managed by the Chandler Cultural Foundation, which manages the Chandler Center for the Arts. The Vision Gallery is located in Chandler's historic city center, at 80 South San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ 85225. For more information about our programs contact us at 480-917-6859.
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Chandler City Government

City of Chandler
City Council
25 S. Arizona Place, Suite 301
Chandler, AZ 85225
Phone: 480 786-2200



COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Maricopa County

Chandler Historical Events

24 May 1954
Chandler became an official city on this date.


May 1920
A vote was taken by the residents of Chandler. They voted to become the incorporated town of Chandler, Arizona.


17 May 1912
Dr. Alexander John Chandler opened the Townsite office to sell sites on his "Chandler Ranch".

Chandler Chamber

Chandler Chamber of Commerce
25 South Arizona Place, Suite 201
Chandler, Arizona 85225
Phone 480 963-4571
Fax 480 963-0188

Chandler Community Events

Ongoing Vision Kidz Program
Place: Vision Gallery at 80 South San Marcos Place
Time: 10 am to 5 pm, Sat & Sun.
Sponsored by: Chandler Cultural Foundation, the Vision Gallery
Classes are offered to the Phoenix metropolitan community free of charge to the participants.
This program is designed to promote diversity in arts application, featuring workshops in drawing, watercolor, batik, ceramics, and every medium imaginable. Our workshops are designed to inspire a child's creativity and set an example of how art can be applied to our daily lives.

Chandler Organizations

Chandler Chamber of Commerce
25 South Arizona Place, Suite 201
Chandler, Arizona 85225
Phone 480 963-4571
Fax 480 963-0188

Chandler Libraries

Maricopa County Library District
Administrative Office
2700 North Central Avenue, Suite 700
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Phone: 602-652-3000

Chandler Schools

Chandler Unified School District
1525 W. Frye Rd.
Chandler, Arizona 85224
Phone: 480-812-7000
Fax: 480-812-7015


Gilbert Arts Academy
862 E. Elliot Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Phone: 480-325-6100



HIGHER EDUCATION


Chandler-Gilbert Community College
2626 East Pecos Road
Chandler, Arizona 85225-2499
Phone: 480-732-7000
Fax: 480-734-7090 Chandler

Miscellany

The population of Chandler was:
1998 - 137,000
2000 - 170,000


All of Arizona is on the Mountain Standard Time - year round. When other parts of the country go on daylight savings time, Arizona remains on standard time.

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