Introduction to Chandler, Arizona
Chandler was originally settled in the early 1890's, and is a city of over 210,000 people. Chandler is part of the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which is the fourteenth largest in the United States with a population over 3.2 million people.
Chandler is located in south/central Arizona. It is about a thirty minute drive southeast of Phoenix. There is one Fortune 1000 company headquartered in Chandler. Nearby Phoenix is also home to seven Fortune 1000 companies, and nearby Scottsdale is home to three more.
Chandler has a hot arid climate. January is the coolest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 67 degrees Fahrenheit. July is the warmest month of the year with an average daily temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Chandler receives more than 330 sunny day a year and very little rain.
Chandler Arts and Entertainment
For a city of modest size, Chandler provides a good assortment of arts and entertainment offerings. Some of the more notable arts and entertainment offerings include:
- The Arizona Railway Museum
- The Chandler Center for the Arts
- The Chandler Museum
- The Commemorative Air Force Museum
Chandler also hosts over 20 festivals and events every year from Chihuahua Races to an Ostrich Festival, and more.
As a suburb of Phoenix, Chandler residents and visitors can easily enjoy all of the arts and entertainment offerings of nearby Phoenix, Arizona's largest city, and the sixth largest city in the United States.
For sports enthusiasts, nearby Glendale is home to the National Football League's (NFL) Arizona Cardinals, the National Hockey League's (NHL) Phoenix Coyotes, and the national Lacrosse League's (NLL) Arizona Sting. Other nearby professional sports offerings include the Arena Football Leagues's (AFL) Arizona Rattlers, Major League Baseball's (MLB) Arizona Diamondbacks, the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Phoenix Suns, and the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury.
In addition, in the spring of every year, nine major league baseball teams come to the Phoenix area for spring training. Nearby Scottsdale is also home to the FBR Open Golf Tournament.=