Kirk DeSpain
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Chandler Community Information

Chandler is named for Dr. A.J. Chandler, the first veterinary surgeon appointed to serve the Arizona Territory. In the 1890s, he acquired some 18,000 acres of irrigated farmland. The San Marcos Hotel, now managed by Sheraton, was built in 1913 by Dr. Chandler and was one of the first resort hotels in Arizona. It has been fully restored and updated to maintain its world class reputation and is currently undergoing additional upgrades. Once a quiet farm town centered around a tree-lined plaza, Chandler has become one of the third fastest growing cities in the nation. In the 1990s, it doubled in size and today its planning area encompasses 71 square miles.

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Chandler annually celebrates the best it has to offer through unique festivals. In March, the annual Chandler Ostrich Festival attracts over 200,000 people with a parade, carnival, live entertainment and ostrich races. Each December, Chandler hosts the annual Tumbleweed Christmas Tree Celebration. Additionally, Chandler hosts an annual Cotton Festival, Greek Fest and Jazz Fest. The Chandler Museum offers exhibits on local farming, Indian artifacts and life in early Arizona. The Arizona Railway Museum features a steam locomotive, tank car, caboose and train station. The Chandler Center for the Arts features live musical performances, plays and dance interpretations.

Community Facilities:

Chandler has two museums, four libraries, a Center of the Arts, five swimming pools, four golf courses, Tumbleweed Tennis Complex, several racquetball courts, and numerous parks with facilities for baseball, football, basketball, volleyball, and picnics. The City of Chandler Parks & Recreation Dept., Maricopa Parks & Recreation Dept. and other organizations schedule many recreational programs throughout the year.  The City Parks & Recreation Dept. received an award for best facility from the Arizona Parks & Recreation Assoc. for the Desert Oasis Facility in Chandler.

Chandler Property Taxes:

Property Tax Rates:


2000 2008
Elementary/High Schools 7.92 7.96 5.15
City/Fire District 1.25 1.30 1.18
Countywide 3.51 3.35 2.33
Totals 12.68 12.61 8.66

Source: Arizona Tax Research Association
Note:  Tax rate per $100 assessed valuation
Chandler Weather:

Avg. Low (°F)

Avg. High (°F) Precip. (In.)
55.3 85.0 0.8
January 38.5 65.1 0.9
February 41.4 69.6 1.0
March 44.9 75.0 1.0
April 51.4 84.1 0.4
May 59.8 93.4 0.2
June 68.6 102.0 0.1
July 76.1 104.2 0.8
August 74.3 101.6 1.4
September 68.6 97.8 0.9
October 57.0 87.3 0.7
November 44.9 74.2 0.7
December 44.9 65.4 1.0
Period of record 1948-1980. Source: Western Regional Climate Center
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