New Chandler High School ACP Erie

With the City of Chandler's population at 269,123 (as of 2021) and still growing, the Chandler Unified School District is adding a new high school to the district, designed to accommodate up to 2,000 students. The main purpose of the new school is to “relieve the increased projected enrollment at Hamilton and Perry High Schools,” according to Dr. Craig Gilbert, the district’s assistant superintendent of secondary education. The new Chandler High School ACP Erie, located at Gilbert and Brooks Farm roads, will open with grades nine through 12 in the 2021-22 school year. All Erie students will move to the new school from their current campus located near Dobson Road and Chandler Boulevard. The U.S. Department of Education named ACP Erie a Blue Ribbon school last year for its excellent academic performance and many of the school’s students have attracted publicity over the years for innovative projects. The new high school, which will adopt the “ACP-Erie” name, is expected to continue the open enrollment process and draw some additional students who had previously been assigned to Perry High School.

Eighth graders living within the perimeter of Ocotillo, Cooper, Lindsay, and Chandler Heights roads will be joining Erie’s existing students as the first crop of students to attend the new school for the 2021-2022 school year. The board’s reshuffling plan also involves redrawing some of the boundary lines for Hamilton High School, the district’s largest campus which ended the last school year with more than 4,000 students. The district will move Hamilton’s perimeter of Chandler Boulevard, Alma School, Pecos, and McQueen roads to Chandler High’s boundary. Chandler High has new facilities to accommodate the extra students which will help Hamilton’s campus from becoming too crowded. The district’s boundary plan further involves moving a section in the area of Val Vista Drive, Ocotillo, Lindsay, and Chandler Heights roads out of Perry High’s boundary to Basha High. CUSD said reshuffling the boundaries in this way will help keep enrollment levels at each high school campus between 1,500 and 2,000 students.  

Current Phoenix East Valley Real Estate Market Update

If you are currently interested in buying a home in Chandler, you will discover a wide range of Chandler real estate to select from. In addition to family-friendly neighborhoods, you'll find plenty of executive housing, resort-style condos, semi-rural horse properties with access to equestrian trails, homes on the golf course, waterfront properties, and luxury estates in private gated communities. Cathy Carter is a top-rated Chandler REALTOR® and luxury home specialist with over 25 years of local experience. Cathy is very familiar with Chandler and the surrounding area and would love to help you find the most valuable Chandler homes for sale that best fit your lifestyle and needs. With years of experience and access to all the real estate tools and resources at her fingertips, Cathy will ensure a successful homebuying experience. Get started on your home search today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here.  

On our easy-to-use website, you’ll be able to search the MLS for Chandler homes for sale. You can view photos of available properties, find detailed real estate information, save your search and receive notifications of new listings that match your specific home criteria delivered directly to your email. Also, be sure to scroll down below to learn more about Chandler real estate, the new Chandler High School APE Erie, and the benefits of living in this vibrant community: 



Chandler Homes For Sale

If you would like additional details on any Chandler homes for sale listed above or to schedule a private showing, please contact Chandler REALTOR® - Cathy Carter, specializing in newer homes and luxury real estate. Serving Chandler and Southeast Valley since 1994, Cathy is the first to know when new inventory becomes available, ensuring that her buyers have access to the most valuable Chandler real estate and securing an offer. 

Current Chandler Housing Market Trends

In April 2021, Chandler home prices were up 30.7% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $445K. On average, homes in Chandler sell after 18 days on the market compared to 29 days last year. There were 444 homes sold in April this year, up from 306 last year.

Cathy begins every new client relationship with a detailed consultation to better understand your specific needs, desires, and goals and the type of home and neighborhood you have in mind. She will then sift through multiple databases of Chandler homes for sale and arrange private showings for homes worth seeing in person. As a local expert, Cathy can help guide and advise you on the best neighborhoods and communities in Chandler, the types of homes and features offered, the top builders in the region, school districts, the best private schools, surrounding area amenities and attractions, local community developments, and so much more. Get the process started today by giving Cathy a call at (480) 459-8488. 

The Benefits of Living in Chandler, AZ

Both cosmopolitan and family-friendly, the city of  Chandler has a solid economy and job market, a vibrant downtown, excellent shopping and dining options, outstanding schools, museums, art galleries, concert venues, outdoor parks, aquatic centers, horseback riding and biking trails, and some of the best golf clubs in the Valley. Named 2020's eighth-best city to buy a family home, Chandler offers a diverse assortment of housing options.

Chandler Economy and Employment Opportunities

Boasting a thriving local economy, Chandler’s supportive business environment and quality lifestyle have made it a destination of choice for global industry leaders, exciting startups, talented workers, and their families. The city has five designated employment corridors including the Chandler Airpark Area, Downtown Chandler, Price Corridor, Uptown Chandler, and West Chandler. Chandler’s employment corridors are home to 2,103 businesses and 98,750 jobs, representing about 79% of all jobs in Chandler. Within these five areas, current business activity and land reserved for future employment uses are most concentrated. Situated along the Loop 202 SanTan Freeway, the Chandler Airpark is a nine-square-mile area that features quality business parks. Employers draw from a population of nearly 1.8 million people within a 30-minute commute.

Chandler's top industries include autonomous vehicles R&D; aviation and aerospace; high-tech manufacturing and development; technology and software; healthcare and bioscience; and business and financial services. Known as The "Innovation and Technology Hub of the Southwest" Chandler has a rich history in high-tech manufacturing and development that dates back more than 50 years. Some of the leading companies in high-Tech manufacturing and development operating in Chandler include Intel, NXP Semiconductors, Microchip Technology, Northrop Grumman, Avnet, Rogers Corporation, Isola, and Everspin Technologies. Chandler is also home to several data centers, network solutions, software engineering, payment processing, and other mission-critical operations. Some of the leading information technology and software companies operating in Chandler include PayPal, General Motors IT Innovation Center, Keep, StrongMind, Pearson Education, Garmin, CampusLogic, MST Solutions, and Insight Enterprises.

Chandler has rapidly become a hotbed for the autonomous vehicle research and development industry, serving as a development site and proving ground for the latest automotive technologies. Some of the leading companies operating in Chandler include Waymo, Intel, NXP Semiconductors, General Motors, Maxim Integrated, Microchip Technology (headquarters), Rogers Corporation (headquarters), and Garmin. Arizona has the fourth-highest concentration of aerospace manufacturing jobs in the nation, and Chandler is home to many companies supporting the aerospace and defense industry. Some of the leading companies currently operating in Chandler include Northrop Grumman, Garmin, Iridium Communications, TurbineAero, AvAir, Turbo Resources, and Aero-Zone.

The advanced business services industry in Chandler has experienced significant growth over the past decade, especially financial services. Some of the leading companies operating in Chandler include Allstate, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, PayPal, Toyota Financial Services, GM Financial, Mr. Cooper, Liberty Mutual, Optima Tax Relief, and Voya. Chandler is also home to an A Level 1 Trauma Center and a diverse mix of companies in the healthcare research and development sector. Some of the leading companies operating in Chandler include Dignity Health, CVS Health, Arizona Nutritional Supplements, Walgreens, Tivity Health, CoValence Laboratories, Banner Health, and Fresenius Medical Care

Recent Business and Economic Announcements  

Chandler Schools and Education

Most of the community of Chandler is served by the nationally recognized Chandler Unified School District and Kyrene School District. The schools in these districts along with several private and charter schools located in Chandler are among Arizona's highest-rated, with standardized test scores well above state and national averages.

Chandler Unified School District

  • Ranked the 2nd best school district in Arizona by
  • More than 90 A+ Schools of Excellence or National Blue Ribbon Schools awards since 1983, the most of any district in Arizona
  • CUSD students earned 8 out of 22 Senior Division Best of Fair awards in the 2019 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair
  • 2019 graduates earned $150 million in scholarship offers

Kyrene School District

  • "A" rated district comprised of 26 schools serving students in grades K-8
  • Serves parts of Chandler with four elementary schools and three junior highs
  • Each of the schools in Chandler is designated an A+ School of Excellence

BASIS Chandler

  • Ranked the eighth-best high school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Named a top-performing school with elite students by The Washington Post
  • Seniors have a passing rate of 84% on AP exams
  • One of the highest-scoring schools on the AzMerit Math Test with a 95% pass rate

Great Hearts Academy

  • Chandler Prep is ranked #10 among Arizona charter high schools by
  • Average SAT scores have been 200+ points higher than the national average
  • 98% of graduates immediately attend college.

New ACP-Erie High School in Chandler 

The Chandler Unified School District is adding a new high school to the district, which will accommodate up to 2,000 students. The main purpose of the new school is to “relieve the increased projected enrollment at Hamilton and Perry High Schools,” says Dr. Craig Gilbert, the district’s assistant superintendent of secondary education. Eighth graders living within the perimeter of Ocotillo, Cooper, Lindsay, and Chandler Heights roads will be joining Erie’s existing students as the first crop of pupils to attend the new school for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Top-rated private schools in Chandler:

Post-secondary education options in Chandler include the ASU - Polytechnic Campus and Chandler-Gilbert Community College.


Chandler has a vibrant, walkable downtown brimming with activity. You'll discover a variety of interesting shops, one-of-a-kind boutiques, galleries, restaurants, casual eateries, Chandler Center for the Arts, and Chandler city hall complex. The area is also home to popular annual events such as the monthly Art Walk held every third Friday evening of every month along with a year-round farmer’s market held every Saturday in Dr. A.J. Chandler Park West. Chandler Center for the Arts boasts the Vision Art Gallery as well as a 1500-seat performing arts theater that hosts local ballets. It’s also home to the Chandler Symphony Orchestra. Downtown nightlife options include the SanTan Brewing Company, Hidden House, The Brickyard Downtown, and The Ostrich to name a few.

Chandler Shopping

Whether you're looking for a farmer's market, regional favorites, locally-made crafts, or national chains, you’ll find in Chandler. Chandler Fashion Center is a premier regional mall anchored by Dillard's and Macy's and features premium retailers such as Michael Kors, Apple, Coach, H & M, Banana Republic, and more. You're sure to find something special from its shops - more than 185 of them. Indoor and outdoor shopping includes The Village, an outdoor entertainment pavilion with restaurants, a 20-screen movie theater, and an outdoor lawn-event space. Seasonally, the outdoor lawn features a fun splash pad by day and dazzling light display in the evenings. Chandler Fashion Center is also a great destination for dining out, whether you’re looking for a family-friendly venue, planning a date night, or enjoying a meal or happy hour with friends. Restaurants at Chandler Fashion Center include Bj's Restaurant & Brewhouse, P.F. Chang’s, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, Hop Social Tavern, Benihana, Thirsty Lion, Café Zupas, Majerle’s Sports Grill, and Wildflower Bread Company. 

Located in west Chandler, at Ray Road and the I-10, The Shoppes at Casa Paloma is a premier, outdoor shopping mall featuring one-of-a-kind boutique shops and national retailers and a handful of eateries for your dining pleasure. Grab a bite to eat at one of the restaurants including Grimaldi's Pizzeria or refresh yourself with a visit to the Nekter Juice Bar. Downtown Chandler is home to numerous shops and quaint boutiques, an array of eateries, breweries, entertainment, and more than 60 events each year, offering a cozy, neighborhood vibe. The area offers more than two dozen, independent restaurants ranging from casual, healthy options at The Original ChopShop to modern fare at Sasha's Kitchen & Cocktails or southern comfort food with a southwestern twist at Bourbon Jack's American Tavern.  Outlet shoppers will enjoy a visit to the Phoenix Premium Outlets featuring name-brand retailers offering discounted savings on designer goods. Merchant Square is a large, indoor antique marketplace in Chandler with more than 200 merchants selling collectibles, jewelry, furniture, and more. 

Chandler Restaurants

Chandler’s exciting culinary scene reflects its cosmopolitan flair bringing together Asian cuisine and Pacific fusion, with Southern cooking and Tex-Mex classics.

Some of the best restaurants for fine dining in Chandler include:

Nearby Phoenix (Fine Dining) Restaurants

Nearby Scottsdale (Fine Dining) Restaurants 

New Chandler Restaurants

Chandler’s newest restaurants and bars appeal to everyone’s taste for great dining from casual to upscale. 

  • The Hidden House - an upscale eatery featuring Euro-inspired, New American fare, a generous wine list, and cocktail selections.
  • The Parly Kitchen - delivers a fresh pub experience with ample TV viewing for game days, modern American cuisine, and craft cocktails.
  • St. Amand -  The former D’Vine Bistro and Wine Bar has been reincarnated into a cathedral-style restaurant and bar. The small-plates menu focuses on modern peasant fare, a blend of old and new world flavors such as mushroom risotto, mussels, and clams with beer cream sauce, scallop stew, and pan-roasted rib-eye steak with potatoes.
  • Spirit House - SanTan Brewing Company made its mark with award-winning beers, but the brewpub is distilling a new concept with its housemade liquors at the Spirit House, an intimate 49-seat tasting room and cocktail bar located behind the brewery.
  • Eggstasy - Offering breakfast or brunch and voted "Best Breakfast in the Valley in 2019" by Arizona Foothills Magazine. Eggstasy prefers to use high-quality, clean, seasonal, and fair-trade ingredients to make eggs, omelets, skillets, soups, pancakes, crepes, and waffle batter compotes and sauces.  
  • Naked Q BBQ - The local chain’s smoked, dry-rubbed meats include chopped brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken, sliced turkey, and jalapeño hotlinks that are served without sauce in sandwich or platter style served with traditional sides such as creamy Carolina coleslaw, mac and cheese, potato salad, beans, and cornbread muffins. 
  • Kodo Sushi Sake - Sushi served with white rice is common, but restaurateur Juno Parker—who also owns Harumi Sushi and Pick N’ Roll—keeps his colorful formula intact at Kodo’s second location in south Chandler by using black (purple) rice, a healthier alternative to the standard white option. Fans of Kodo’s highly-rated sushi bar in Scottsdale can still select from the same two dozen specialty rolls, plus nigiri and sashimi, as well as omakase, a multi-course meal of chef-chosen selections at this destination. And a robust list of Japanese beer and 20-plus sakes.
  • Jinya Ramen Bar - Tomo Takahashi opened his first Jinya Ramen Bar in Tokyo before setting up shop in California. The restaurant serves slow-simmered bone broths and vegetarian options.
  • Thaily's - Thai Kambar has opened a small Chandler storefront serving what she describes as "Khmer and Arab finger foods." People can expect toasted rice pork belly spring rolls, lemongrass beef skewers, and pitas.
  • Kwench Juice Cafe - This raw juice and smoothie bar also offers pitaya and açaí bowls, plus plant-based grab-and-go meals and protein bars.
  • AZ Pho Grill - This pho restaurant debuted its third location in west Chandler, serving hot noodle soups, tamarind wings, banh mi, and clay pot fried rice.
  • Spooky’s Swirls -  a gluten-free, horror-themed bakery. The unusual sweet shop offers cupcakes and other sugary confections surrounded by iconic horror-movie imagery in a museum-like setting featuring an exhibit of screen props, wardrobe, and collector pieces from the Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association.


Known for its outstanding park system and recreational facilities, Chandler is committed to providing meaningful recreational activities for its community. Chandler has over 60 parks, from larger regional facilities, community parks to smaller neighborhood parks. Whether you are looking for tennis lessons for the entire family, free community events and festivals, youth sports, or classes for adults and seniors, Chandler has it all. The proximity to the Sonoran Desert offers adventures like climbing, hiking, and exploring regional wildlife. 

Some of the most notable parks in Chandler include:

  • Veterans Oasis Park and Environmental Center - With over 100 acres, this park is home to wetlands, desert habitats, hiking and biking trails, and picnic areas. It also features a self-guided Solar System Walk.
  • Tumbleweed Park - This park is the site of a 62,000 square-foot recreational facility with classes and activities for all ages. The park includes pavilions, play areas, and celebrates the agricultural heritage of the city.
  • Desert Breeze Park - You’ll enjoy a lake, splash pad, sports courts and fields, paths, and a playground.
  • Espee Park - This local park is the site of the Chandler Bike Park, a park exclusively for BMX bike riders.
  • San Tan Mountain Regional Park - Located south of Chandler, 10,000 acres of Sonoran Desert beauty are at your fingertips - Bike, hike, horseback ride, picnic, stargaze, stroll, and enjoy special programs and events.

Nearby Scottsdale Trails

Nearby Scottsdale has 103 great hiking trails, running trails, and mountain biking trails. Some of the best trails can be found around Lost Dutchman State Park or Desert Foothills Park. You’ll also find some great local park options like Echo Canyon Recreation Area or Phoenix Mountain Preserve. There are 59 moderate trails in Scottsdale ranging from 1.9 to 52.2 miles and from 1,686 to 5,209 feet above sea level.  Some of the best trails in the Scottsdale area include:

#1. Camelback Mountain via Echo Canyon Trail - is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out-and-back trail and is rated as difficult. The trail offers several activity options and is accessible year-round.  
#2. Pinnacle Peak Trail - is a 4-mile heavily trafficked out-and-back trail and is rated as moderate. The trail offers several activity options and is accessible year-round.
#3. Gateway Loop Trail - is a 4.2-mile heavily trafficked loop trail and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.
#4. Blue Wash Trail - is a 2.8-mile heavily trafficked out-and-back trail that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.
#5. Lost Dog Wash Trail to Ringtail Trail Loop - is a 4.4-mile heavily trafficked loop trail that features beautiful wildflowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers many activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.
#6. Inspiration Point - is a 5.7-mile out-and-back trail that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.


Chandler has some of the best golf clubs in the valley, including the stunning Ocotillo Golf Club and the historic San Marcos Golf Resort. Other popular courses in Chander include Ironwood Golf Club, Bear Creek Golf Complex, Springfield Golf Resort, Sunbird Golf Club, and Lone Tree Golf Club, with dozens of additional courses within easy driving distance. Nearby Scottsdale is home to over 50 golf courses, with more than 200 golf courses in the Scottsdale-Phoenix area combined.

Some of the highest-rated golf courses in Scottsdale: 

#1. We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Set in the Sonoran Desert and on land owned by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, We-Ko-Pa offers two fantastic courses: Cholla and Saguaro. Unlike other Arizona golf courses, there are no homes or condos lining the fairways. It’s just you and giant saguaros in the foreground framed by magnificent mountains in the distance.
#2. Troon North - North Scottsdale’s crown jewel and considered the best public 36-hole facility in the area, including the Pinnacle Course and the Monument Course. Recent course renovations by original designer and British Open Champion Tom Weiskopf have enhanced the experience further.
#3. TPC Scottsdale - The Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale hosts the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Right across the street is the Champions Course, which is less expensive and very walkable.
#4. Talking Stick - A 36-hole facility with both courses designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, and situated on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Adjacent to each other on flat land very walkable, the O'odham Course has a links-feel and the Piipaash Course is shorter, with more water and trees.
#5. Boulders Resort & Spa - The unique resort sits in the Sonoran Desert foothills nestled among massive granite boulder formations. Both Jay Morrish-designed championship courses offer spectacular views. The North, known for its challenging back-9 and is the older of the two. The South has holes that go right up into the boulder formations.
#6. Grayhawk Golf Club - Both courses at Grayhawk are among the top-rated public courses in Arizona with the Tom Fazio-designed Raptor Course having hosted the PGA Tour Open from 2007-2009. The Talon Course features in Golf Magazine’s prestigious list of the “Top 100 You Can Play in the U.S.” for daily fee courses.
#7. Quintero - Ranked number one in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area by both Golf Digest and Golfweek in their ‘Best Public Course’ lists, this Rees Jones-designed course fully deserves its accolades. With tees ranging from 5,800 to 7,200-yards, generous landing areas, and slick, multi-tiered bent grass greens, Quintero is a great test for all golfers.
#8. Sunridge Canyon Golf Club - one of the best value, premier daily-fee golf club offerings available in the area.  Designed by Keith Foster, enjoy the thrilling string of finishing holes, dubbed the “Wicked Six”, which are among the best golf experiences in Arizona.
#9. Ak-Chin Southern Dunes - Located within the Ak-Chin Indian Reservation, the Ak-Chin Southern Dunes course is ranked in the Top-5 ‘Best Courses to Play in Arizona’ by Golf Monthly. A Fred Couples and Schmidt-Curley designed course with distinct links feel, it has hosted numerous US Open qualifiers and regional amateur and PGA events.

Phoenix Metro Area Professional Sports 

The Phoenix metro area is a sports fan’s dream. Cheer on the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, the MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks, or the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes. WNBA fans can see the Phoenix Mercury and if indoor football is your thing, catch the Arena Football League’s Arizona Rattlers. Soccer fans support the United Soccer League’s Phoenix Rising FC. The area also hosts the Fiesta Bowl, the PGA’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, and NASCAR events. In March, baseball fans can catch some of their favorite stars at Cactus League Spring Training where 15 teams train and play in different stadiums throughout the Valley.

Getting Around Town and Beyond 

Valley Metro operates a daily bus service with an extensive list of routes traveling throughout the Phoenix metro area. Several of the Chandler routes make connections to the METRO light rail traveling in Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa. Route maps, schedules for bus and light rail service are available at or by contacting their customer service at (602) 253-5000. Main thoroughfares include Arizona Avenue, also known as State Route 87, which runs north-south through Chandler and connects to Mesa in the north and I-10 south of the city. Commonwealth Avenue, also known as State Route 202, runs east-west. Taking 202 west will connect you to I-10 and then either north to Phoenix or south to Tucson.

The Chandler Municipal Airport is a two-runway general aviation facility located in the heart of the city, south of Loop 202. The 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 about 10 miles to the east in South Mesa. For international and regional travel, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is about a 20-mile drive from downtown Chandler.

Partner with The Best Chandler REALTOR® - Cathy Carter 

Cathy has been serving Chandler home buyers and sellers for over two decades with a commitment to her clients and a passion for real estate. Known for her warm and friendly demeanor, Cathy’s personal approach to the real estate process allows her to connect with her clients and uncover the right homes for them. Cathy is a very good listener and will be able to quickly ascertain your needs and wants and have a plan of approach that's based on your specific criteria. 

Cathy is down-to-earth, and someone you can trust and feel good about working with. Her clients appreciate her honesty and transparency and feel it helps them as they make important real estate decisions. An excellent communicator, Cathy makes herself available to her clients whenever they have questions or concerns and promptly returns any texts, calls, or emails. Her client testimonials speak volumes about her professionalism and care for every detail.  

Having a trusted professional like Cathy by your side means there is one less thing to worry about. As your agent, Cathy will protect your interests, advocate for you, negotiate on your behalf and do whatever is necessary to ensure the best results possible. To find out more about buying or selling Chandler real estate, please give Cathy Carter a call today at (480) 459-8488 or get in touch by email

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