LOOKING FOR A JOB? HEAD TO CHANDLER, ARIZONA
There are many good reasons to move to Chandler, Arizona, and a robust job market is one of them. Located in the thriving Phoenix East Valley, Chandler offers an abundance of business and leisure activities, fueled by a strong economy. A progressive city, Chandler is known as the "Innovation and Technology Hub of the Southwest." Chandler and the PHX East Valley are home to a number of tech industry leaders like Intel, Orbital ATK, Avnet, InfusionSoft, Microchip Technology, PayPal Software, GoDaddy, and many other major companies.
Dubbed the new Silicon Valley, the PHX East Valley has experienced a recent exploding tech scene. A robust talent pool and pro-business environment continue to make it a destination of choice for entrepreneurial startups, as well as established national and international companies. Denny Barney, president and CEO of the East Valley Partnership, the region’s economic development organization, says that “economic development activity in our region remains brisk, as more companies consider locating or expanding here.” The East Valley enjoys the second-highest employment growth rate in the Southwest, placing it ahead of California.
Chandler’s Price Corridor, home to Intel and Microchip Technology, is the city’s biggest corridor with more than 40,000 jobs. The West Chandler Corridor has nearly 28,000 jobs, the Uptown Corridor has about 11,000 jobs, and the Downtown Corridor has 2,200 jobs. Chandler’s fastest-growing corridor, the Airpark Corridor, currently has about 9,000 jobs, with the potential to increase to 20,000 jobs.
Intel Arizona in Chandler has more than 10,000 employees across two campuses and is the largest employer in Chandler. Since 1996, Intel has invested over $20 billion in high-tech manufacturing capability in Arizona and spends over $450 million each year in research and development. Intel’s annual economic impact in Arizona is approximately $5.3 billion.
Chandler has seen the job market increase by 3.3% over the last year with future job growth over the next ten years predicted to be around 30.8%. The entire PHX East Valley region, comprised of Apache Junction, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, and Tempe has generally seen substantial job growth in all its communities, due to major companies like Freedom Financial, Paypal, Rogers Corporation, and Bank of West.
Chandler reported 98,259 jobs in 2015, 110,238 jobs in 2016, and 114,398 jobs in 2017 according to the Maricopa Association of Governments. Most recent data shows Chandler with about 117,000 jobs, with its largest business sectors being high-tech manufacturing, finance, and retail. Mayor Kevin Hartke estimates Chandler will add 5,600 new jobs by the end of 2019. Hartke said that Chandler has already seen 3,100 new jobs in the city during the first three quarters of 2019, and more are expected before the end of the year.
Living in Chandler, AZ
As of 2109, the average household income in Chandler is $97,033.00 and the median household income is $77,278.00. Chandler was named 2018's #2 best city to buy a family home in the U.S. In addition to an abundance of family-friendly neighborhoods, Chandler offers a wide range of housing choices from resort-style condos, single-family homes in quiet neighborhoods and gated subdivisions, semi-rural horse properties with access to equestrian trails, upscale homes in exclusive golf course and waterfront communities and sprawling luxury estates.
Chandler is served by five school districts with Chandler Unified School District and Kyrene School District serves most of the community. These schools, along with a number of private and charter schools, are among Arizona's highest-rated with standardized test scores well above state and national averages. 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
Chandler’s historic downtown is brimming with quaint boutiques, eclectic art galleries, restaurants, pedestrian-friendly gathering areas and home to the Chandler Center for the Arts. The downtown area has experienced major renovations in recent years, including the iconic, modern Chandler City Hall Complex, retail & office developments, and fresh pedestrian walkways and bike paths. A hub of activity from the April Chalk Walk to regular parades and festivals, Downtown Chandler is one of East Valley’s most exciting places to be on the weekends.
Chandler offers excellent opportunities for shopping and dining. Chandler Fashion Center is Arizona’s second-largest mall, where you’ll discover major retailers (Barnes & Noble, Nordstrom, Dillard's, Macy's and Sears), over 180 brand-name stores, Harkins Theatres, dozens of full-service and casual eateries, special events, concerts, and more. Chandler’s exciting dining scene reflects its cosmopolitan flair with a number of top-notch restaurant choices scattered around town that include local flavors, ethnic specialties, and national and regional chains.
Recreation and culture abound in chandler. The city's central location makes it possible to enjoy all the culture, sports and lifestyle amenities a large metro area offers. Chandler has over 60 neighborhood and community parks, soccer and softball fields, sports courts for tennis, volleyball, racquetball, and basketball, miles of walking trails, two lakes, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, aquatic centers, a skate park, four dog parks, and a BMX bike park. Golfers can choose from seven top-rated golf courses in chandler including San Marcos Golf Resort, Ocotillo Golf Club, Springfield Golf Resort, Sunbird Golf Club, Lone Tree Golf Club, and Ironwood Golf Club, with dozens of additional courses within easy driving distance.
Chandler provides convenient access to several major routes including US-60 (Superstition Freeway), I-10, 202 (Santan Freeway) and 101 (Price Freeway). 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. The community is close to two major airports: The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is about a 19-mile drive away and the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is located about 12.6 miles from the center of town
Partner with Top Chandler REALTOR® - CATHY CARTER
A qualified agent holds the key to finding the best homes in Chandler and facilitating a smooth and successful transaction. Cathy Carter is an award-winning Chandler REALTOR® and luxury home specialist with over 25 years of local experience. Cathy provides the kind of knowledge, skills, dedication, and personalized service you need and deserve. With Cathy as your personal agent, you’ll have an expert by your side who will protect your interests, advocate for you, and handle all the details of the transaction for the best results possible.
Cathy is also a relocation specialist and has all the resources and information you need for making the best home purchase decision. To find out more about available Chandler homes for sale and living in this vibrant community, feel free to contact Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch with her here.
CATHY CARTER, ABR, CRS, CDPE
RE/MAX Alliance Group
725 W. Elliot Rd., Suite 111
Gilbert, AZ. 85233