Learn About Real Estate in Chandler, AZ
The vibrant, suburban city of Chandler is located in the East Valley, in the southeast part of the Phoenix metro area. As of 2020, approximately 235,600 people call Chandler home, making it the 4th largest city in Arizona. Chandler borders Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, and Phoenix (Ahwatukee), which have large employment centers, except for Gilbert. Over the past several years, the Chandler real estate market has continued to remain strong due to a steady influx of young professionals, growing families, and empty-nesters moving here for the promise of economic opportunity, exceptional community amenities, and affordable, quality living. Buyers will find a wide range of Chandler homes for sale from cozy villas on the golf course, well-appointed condominiums and townhomes, single-family homes with plenty of room for growing families, custom homes in exclusive golf course and waterfront communities, to sprawling luxury estate designed for entertaining. The median price of homes currently listed in Chandler is $349,900. A qualified real estate agent can help you navigate the market and secure an offer on the perfect home for your family. Cathy Carter is a luxury home specialist and a highly-rated REALTOR® in Chandler with over two decades of local experience. With in-depth knowledge of the area and access to the most up-to-date listings, Cathy has all the resources and information you need to explore your options and make the best home purchase decision. To learn more about real estate in Chandler, AZ, feel free to contact Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here.
On our easy-to-use website, you will be able to search the MLS for Chandler homes for sale, view photos of available properties, find detailed real estate information, create a free account, save your search, receive notifications of new listings that match your specific home criteria delivered directly to your email, and access current market data. Be sure to scroll down below to find out more about real estate in Chandler, AZ and living in this vibrant and dynamic community:
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If you would like to schedule a private showing or would like more information about any of the above Chandler homes for sale, please contact Cathy Carter today. As a fulltime, licensed REALTOR® in Chandler, Cathy keeps her finger on the pulse of the market at all times and is the first to know when new inventory becomes available - ensuring that her buyers have the advantage they need in a competitive market where homes are in demand.
While Chandler has a number of exceptional communities, there are a few that stand out such as Ocotillo and Fulton Ranch. Buyers will find a concentration of larger Chandler homes for sale in the stunning, master-planned golf community of Ocotillo. Each subdivision within the development offers its own unique features and amenities including gorgeous, custom waterfront homes and common park areas. At the heart of the community is the pristine Ocotillo Golf Course designed by Ted Robinson. Fulton Ranch is a fabulous, master-planned, gated community with an interconnected system of lakes, waterfalls and bridges, impeccable landscaping, and numerous family-oriented amenities. The community features a variety of well-constructed single-family homes, beautiful and spacious townhomes, and gorgeous waterfront properties.
Other desirable communities featuring a variety of Chandler homes for sale include Circle G at Riggs Homestead Ranch, Canyon Oaks Estates, Seville, Arden Park, Edan Estates, Lone Tree, Cabrillo, Chandler Heights Estates, Province, Islands, Oakwood Hills, Oakwood Lakes, and Whitewing At Krueger, just to name a few. As a local expert, Cathy can inform you about the different communities, the types of homes and features offered, the builders, community amenities and HOAs, school districts, surrounding area amenities, local community developments, and much more. Cathy would love to speak with you to discuss the type of home you have in mind and answer any questions you might have, such as property details, pricing, financing options, etc.
Streamline your home search by having Cathy put together a list of Chandler homes for sale that best match your preferences and needs. For more information about real estate in Chandler, AZ, please give Cathy a call at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here.
Why Homebuyers Should Consider Living in Chandler, AZ
Chandler is an affluent Southeast Valley community in Maricopa County, Arizona. Chandler has a vibrant downtown, plenty of high paying jobs, world-class shopping and restaurants, exciting cultural and recreation options, several top-rated golf courses, an excellent school system, and plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities for all ages. With so much to offer, its no surprise that Chandler consistently ranks among the best places to live and raise a family in the U.S. In the 1980s, the city's economic base shifted from primarily agricultural to high tech companies when Intel Corporation began operations in Chandler. As more companies opted to locate here instead of Silicon Valley, Chandler and the surrounding East Valley was nicknamed the Silicon Desert. Chandler's innovative technology base and excellent educational facilities provide the foundation for a comfortable lifestyle!
Chandler City Hall
The heart of Chandler remains its revitalized downtown, which includes the award-winning Chandler City Hall and the Chandler Center for the Arts. Downtown Chandler is one of East Valley’s most exciting places to be on the weekends - a hub of activity from the April Chalk Walk to regular parades and festivals. A.J. Chandler Park is at the heart of the original town square, surrounded by small shops, galleries, restaurants, office buildings, and the historic San Marcos Resort. The park hosts many special events throughout the year. At the popular Chandler Farmers Market, held every Saturday downtown, you’ll find local produce, freshly made goods, and much more. Chandler City Hall is situated on the east side of Arizona Avenue and approximately 1/2-mile south of Chandler Boulevard. The municipal complex offers convenient access to the most-used city services and plentiful of free parking.
Chandler Employment Opportunities
Intel Corporation (Chandler’s Largest Employer)
The largest employer in Chandler is Intel Corporation, with 2 campuses in the city, one in West Chandler at Chandler Blvd/Rural Rd. and the other in the Ocotillo area at DobsonRd./Ocotillo. Chandler’s largest employment corridor, known as the Price Corridor, recently surpassed 40,000 jobs per MAG's 2018 Employer Database. The Price Corridor is currently home to the offices of 15 companies on the 2020 Fortune 500 list. The largest non-government employers in Chandler include the Intel Corporation, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Verizon, Freescale Semiconductor, Chandler Regional Medical Center, Orbital Sciences, Microchip Technology, Nationstar Mortgage, Bashas, Education Management Corp., Avnet, and General Motors. In the government sector, the Chandler School District and the City of Chandler are the two largest employers in town.
Art and Culture in Chandler
Chandler Center for The Arts
Chandler’s exciting downtown is a regional destination for shopping, dining, living, culture, and the arts. The Chandler Center for the Arts, Vision Gallery, Chandler Museum, and Chandler Public Library each offer a variety of services, programs, activities, and special events on a year-round basis. The Chandler Center for the Arts provides a robust arts season with performances that will delight and visual arts exhibits that will inspire. With a diverse range of events and performances including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, GRAMMY® Award winners, and emerging artists, you’re sure to find a great performance at this beautiful facility. There are also a number of private galleries, museums, festivals, and organizations that add to Chandler’s vibrant culture.
Shopping and Dining in Chandler
Premier Shopping at Chandler Fashion Center
Chandler is known for its fabulous shopping and dining destinations. Chandler Fashion Center, Arizona’s second-largest mall, features major retailers like Barnes & Noble, Nordstrom, Dillard's, Macy's, and Sears, over 180 brand-name stores, a Harkins Theatres, dozens of full-service and casual eateries, special events, concerts, and more.
Patio Dining at Kai Restaurant in Chandler
Chandler’s exciting dining scene reflects its cosmopolitan flair featuring local flavors, ethnic specialties, and national and regional chains. Some of the best restaurants in town include Shula’s Steakhouse and CHoP Steakhouse, Kai Restaurant, Atlas Bistro, and Flemings Prime Steak House & Wine Bar, just to name a few.
Chandler Schools and Education
Chandler's Excellent School System
For parents of school-age children, most of the community is served by the nationally-recognized, A-rated Chandler Unified School District (CUSD), which also serves portions of nearby Gilbert and Queen Creek. CUSD schools have been named Arizona A+ Schools of Excellence or U.S. Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence 86 times since 1983, the most of any district in Arizona. Students living west of the Loop 101 Freeway attend schools in the highly-regarded Kyrene School District and Tempe Union High School District.
CUSD schools have been named Arizona A+ Schools of Excellence or U.S. Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence 86 times since 1983, the most of any district in Arizona. With test scores that exceed state and national averages, the district includes 11 of the top 100 highest ranked schools in Arizona. Parents can choose from personalized learning experiences that meet the needs of their children including self-contained gifted programs (Chandler Academically Talented Students); traditional academies; honors classes and advanced placement courses; and the International Baccalaureate Program.
Chandler is part of Arizona School Choice, created to help Arizona parents navigate the many educational opportunities available to their children as they progress through grade school and beyond. Students can apply for admission to any public school of their choice, based on available classroom space. Post-secondary education in Chandler includes the two-year Chandler-Gilbert Community College located east near the Chandler/Gilbert border. Private educational institutions include International Baptist College located in Chandler and Arizona State University located 14 miles from the center of town in Tempe.
Outdoor Recreation in Chandler
Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center in Chandler
Chandler provides plenty of options for families to spend quality time together outdoors, with more than 60 regional, community and neighborhood parks, special-use facilities, and a variety of park programs to participate in. Youth sports in Chandler are also very popular, where kids can learn important life skills and have a great time.
Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-off at Tumbleweed Park
Families can cool off at any one of the three spray and splash pads, enjoy the bike or the skate park, or take their dog for a stroll at one of four dog parks located in town. Tumbleweed Park features Playtopia, a playground with themed zones. Desert Breeze Park features vintage train rides on the Desert Breeze Railroad. Veterans Oasis Park has wetlands and a Sonoran Desert landscape, plus the Solar System Walk, a scale model of the planets. (Guide to Chandler Parks).
Ocotillo Golf Club in Chandler
Chandler has several outstanding options for the avid golfer, including a wide variety of courses and plenty of tee times to fit your schedule. Golf lovers have their pick among some of the best courses in the valley such as San Marcos Golf Resort, Ocotillo Golf Club, Springfield Golf Resort, Sunbird Golf Club, Lone Tree Golf Club, and Ironwood Golf Club along with dozens of courses within easy driving distance.
Transportation in Chandler
Getting Around Chandler and Beyond
The city provides convenient access to several major routes including US-60 (Superstition Freeway), I-10, 202 (Santan Freeway), and 101 (Price Freeway), making for an easy work commute and getting where you want to go in the valley. Public transportation is provided by Valley Metro, which operates daily bus service in Chandler with an extensive list of routes traveling throughout the Phoenix metro area. Several of the routes make connections to the METRO light rail traveling in Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa.
Chandler Municipal Airport is a two-runway general aviation facility located in the heart of the city south of Loop 202. Stellar Airpark is a privately owned airport that is open to the public, located in western Chandler. The nearest commercial airport is Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport located roughly 10 miles to the east in South Mesa. For international and regional travel, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is located about 20 miles from downtown Chandler.
Partner with Experienced Chandler REALTOR® - Cathy Carter
Whether you are interested in Chandler homes for sale or it's time to list your current property, experience matters most in a changing market. Serving Chandler for over 25 years, Cathy provides the kind of knowledge, skills, commitment, and personalized service you need when buying or selling a home. Known for her warm and friendly personality, Cathy has a gift for uncovering the perfect home for her clients' lifestyle needs in the right neighborhood. With access to the most up-date Chandler listings, Cathy would love to help you find the home of your dreams!
For sellers, Cathy will implement a marketing plan that exposes your home to the public as well as to other real estate agents through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), other cooperative marketing networks, open houses for agents, and so on. Your listing will appear on all the most popular real estate sites where buyers spend hours a day looking at homes such as Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, REMAX, Redfin, and dozens of others. Your listing will also be featured on Cathy's highly-trafficked website realestatechandler.com. You can be assured that Cathy will get your home sold quickly for the best price.
Read what Cathy's valued Clients have to say:
"Cathy was a terrific agent from beginning to end. Her comps were accurate and helpful at the outset. Her marketing was the best we have seen in our experience and we have sold 7 previous homes. She handled all the selling and closing negotiations very well and helped us navigate several anxious turns in the process. Cathy is calm, judicious, and responsive and we found her opinions and ideas valuable. We would use her to sell or buy a house again without hesitation. Great to work with and got great results."
"Cathy Carter is a highly respected, seasoned real estate professional who is very responsive, knowledgable, and open-minded. She kept my deal together by going beyond the call of duty to do some of the work of a novice agent (representing the buyer) on the sale of my house. Plus, she really went to bat for me on the purchase of my new home, getting upgrades and closing in 3-weeks. I highly recommend Cathy to represent you in selling and purchasing your next home or investment."
“I have dealt with many real estate agents and I would have to say Cathy Carter was a pleasure to deal with. We flew in from New York to see the area and Cathy gave us as much time as we needed. She showed us around and made us feel comfortable and welcome. As of today we are currently in contract for the sale of our home and are actively looking at homes in the Gilbert and Chandler areas. Cathy emails homes for us to look at on a regular basis and we would not use anyone else.”
“My husband and I worked with Cathy to find our home in the East Valley suburbs of Phoenix AZ. We were transferred to Phoenix from the east coast and Cathy did a wonderful job of orienting us to the area and helping us gain perspective into the different homes and neighborhoods in the East Valley. While working with Cathy, she was always very attentive and efficient. Cathy is extremely knowledgeable. She listened to our ideas about the ideal home, offered suggestions, and took us to see properties that were in line with our expectations. Cathy is extremely responsive and has even reached out to check on us after we moved into our hew home. I would highly recommend Cathy to anyone who is interested in selling their home or purchasing a new home.”
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Cathy works extremely hard for her clients. She will protect your interests and be your trusted guide and advisor throughout the home buying or selling process. To find out more about real estate in Chandler, AZ, please give Cathy a call at (248) 790-5594 or you can reach her by email.
CATHY CARTER, ABR, CRS, CDPE
RE/MAX Alliance Group
725 W. Elliot Rd., Suite 111
Gilbert, AZ. 85233