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Chandler has been voted as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.
Community Highlights: Chandler has developed an extensive bike lane network that encompasses 50 percent of the arterial streets in the city, covering a total of over 100 miles. Since 2005, Chandler has added another 20 miles of bike lanes through arterial and collector street improvement projects. Since its original 2004 application, the cumulative total of new bike lanes through the City of Chandler is 43 miles. Chandler has also started construction on the final phase of the Paseo Trail, which will be completed later soon. The Paseo Trail is a multi-use trail which provides 6.5 miles of paved trail with lighting, benches, drinking desert landscaping.
Best Result of Designation: Espee Park in Chandler opened the first bike only (BMX, Freestyle, Grind) public facility in the Valley. This facility gives the youths of Chandler and other Arizona communities an alternative riding place and includes features for users of varying ability levels.
Chandler Arizona has been awarded the title of "All America City" by the National Civic League. The National Civic League recognizes ten communities each year for outstanding civic accomplishments. To win, each
community must demonstrate innovation, inclusiveness, civic engagement, and cross sector collaboration by describing successful efforts to address pressing local challenges.
Chandler Heights Community Facilities
When Chandler’s Municipal Utilities staff determined it would not require all 113 acres it owned for a recharge project, they looked for other uses that could benefit the residents in a rapidly growing section of the community. With the Community Services Department seeking land in the area for a new park and recreation amenity and the Police Department looking for a substation parcel, an idea was born. Despite the seemingly disparate objectives of the three departments, their common needs and the opportunity to share this land resource resulted in a partnership in the project that became collectively known as the Chandler Heights Community Facilities. The project now includes a 20,000-square-foot police substation, a 31-acre park, that includes a 5-acre urban fishing lake and a 10,000-square-foot, multi-generational Environmental Education Center. The Chandler Heights Community Facilities are the result of a unique vision that incorporated these interconnected amenities into one amazing project.
Chandler Care Center
The Chandler CARE Center (CCC) is a school-based, community-linked program of the Chandler Unified School District that promotes school readiness, attendance and academic success by providing medical treatment, dental treatment, immunizations, counseling, social services, parent education programs, and referrals for youth birth-to-18 years old. In February 2010, the Chandler CARE Center opened a new, 8,800-square-foot free-standing facility this February after outgrowing its three-classroom space in an elementary school. Many medical, dental, counseling, and service organizations donate their professional services at the Chandler CARE Center on a scheduled, rotating basis, so there is no charge to any child, family, or the school district for services. With its new center built firmly upon a foundation of community support, the CCC will continue as a recognized model for improving the health, well-being and educational achievement of needy youth and parents.
The Chandler Coalition on Youth Substance Abuse
In 2006, a group of young residents, peer leaders in an organization called ICAN, gathered to identify issues critical to Chandler’s youth. The group identified Underage Drinking as a critical issue among teens in the community. From that dialogue, the Chandler Coalition on Youth Substance Abuse (CCYSA) was formed. Leading the process themselves and engaging ICAN staff, the teens developed and implemented a comprehensive community development strategy to address Underage Drinking. Actions included the identification of City ordinances on signage requirements, community education including a 30-minute show on the City’s Cable Channel 11, a survey of consumers, and many other strategies. Utilizing these resources, the teens then collaborated with local merchants to remove alcohol signage, provided free training to merchants on ID’ing, and educated various sectors of the community on the risks of underage drinking.
The other 9 cities receiving the award are:
Rancho Cordova, California
North Miami, Florida
Des Moines, Iowa
Gastonia, North Carolina
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
El Paso, Texas
The City of Chandler Logo
The City’s logo is a thoughtful representation of the community - combining Chandler’s rich agricultural heritage with today’s high-tech industrial base. The overall capital "C" design incorporates the City’s past through agricultural fields at its bottom. The City’s promising future is detailed with the outline of high technology buildings set against a backdrop of San Tan Mountains. The City incorporated the phrase, "Chandler, Arizona, Where Values Make the Difference," just below the logo to emphasize its commitment to the citizens of the community.
Chandler, Arizona was named after Dr. A. J. Chandler, a veterinarian who settled in the area in 1891. Dr Chandler was born and educated in Quebec, Canada. The town of Chandler began in 1912, with the opening of the Hotel San Marcos in 1913, Arizona's first resort. The Town of Chandler incorporated in 1920, with Dr. Chandler as its first Mayor.
Dr Alexander John Chandler was a business associate of the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. There is a statue of him in Dr A.J. Chandler Park, in downtown Chandler.
Chandler Arizona residents are called Chandlerites.
Downtown Chandler likes to be called Historic Downtown Chandler. Good place for some local shopping.
Most of the north and south streets in the original town site were named after states, and most of the east and west streets were named after American cities." Several of those street names remain today, like Boston Street, California Street, and Arizona Avenue.
Chandler is the fourth largest city in Arizona in terms of population, with well over 300,000 residents.
Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Western International University both have campuses in Chandler.
Chandler is the home of Gangplank.
Finalists Announced for All-America City Award
Denver, Colorado--The National Civic League announced the finalists for the 2010 All-America City Awards, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious civic recognition award.
“These are some of the most innovative communities in the country,” notes National Civic League President Gloria Rubio-Cortes. “They give us hope and inspiration and teach us important lessons about leveraging the civic energy of ordinary people to address difficult challenges during some very tough economic times.”
The 2010 All-America City finalists are addressing such issues as:
- Diversifying the labor force
- Providing affordable housing options in a tough economy
- Funding basic services to people of need in the recession
- Increasing tax base to fund schools
- Transitioning to a more diverse workforce
- Providing cold weather shelter for the increased numbers of homeless
- Overcoming financial hurdles to serve the needs of youth
Listed alphabetically by state, the 2010 All-America City finalists:
Chandler, AZ; Bentonville, AR; Dublin, CA; Lynwood, CA; Rancho Cordova, CA; Vernon Central (neighborhood) CA; Miami Lakes, FL; North Miami. FL; Acworth, GA; Belleville, IL; Canton, IL; Noblesville, IN; Des Moines, IA; Lenexa, KS; Scott County, KS; Bowling Green, KY; Salisbury, MD; Ferguson, MO; Riverside, MO; Lynbrook, NY; Gastonia, NC; West Chester, OH; Wyoming, OH; Mount Pleasant, SC; El Paso, TX; Abingdon, VA; Middleton, Wisconsin.
To become a finalist, each participant completed an application documenting three community projects that address their communities’ most pressing challenges. More than 500 communities from around the country have earned this distinguished title. Some have earned it five times over the past 61 years. Each community will send a delegation to Kansas City to tell their stories of positive community change to a jury of civic experts. The ten All-America Cities will be announced on June 18.
Learn more about the award program and follow events leading up to the Kansas City event on our new All-America City blog at www.allamericacityaward.com
. For more information, contact
at the National Civic League, 303 571 4343.
The All-America City Awards program is sponsored by Prudential, MWH, Hyatt Regency Crown Center, Southern California Edison, Burns & McDonnell, Pforzheimer Foundation, and Southwest Airlines, the official airline of the All-America City Awards.
NCL is a 116-year-old nonpartisan nonprofit organization that strengthens democracy by increasing the capacity of our nation’s people to fully participate in and build healthy and prosperous communities across America.
Chandler, Arizona Facts:
- The estimated population of the City of Chandler is: 240,898 people. (2013 estimate.)
- The estimated number of housing units in the City of Chandler is: 96,391. This includes single family homes, apartments, condos, mobile homes, and horse property.
- Chandler, Arizona is named for a Canadian veterinary surgeon, Dr. Alexander John Chandler, who settled in the area in 1891. In the 1890's, Dr Chandler acquired 18,000 acres of irrigated farmland.
- The town of Chandler began in 1912, with the opening of the Hotel San Marcos in 1913, one of the first resort hotels in Arizona.
- In 1920 the Town of Chandler incorporated, with Dr. Chandler as its first Mayor.
- Chandler is located in Maricopa County.
- Chandler is in the 480 area code.
- Chandler has 8 zip codes. 85224, 85225, 85226, 85244, 85246, 85248, 85249, and 85286.
Welcome to Chandler, Arizona!!
ChandlerAZ.com is provided to inform you about the city of Chandler, Arizona and to answer many questions about Chandler and the surrounding community. You will find information and links on real estate, land, homes, lots, schools, local businesses, etc. Currently, Chandler is experiencing rapid growth. It is an exciting time for our community. If you live in the city limits of Chandler or if you live in a County Island- we urge you to ask questions, learn about local issues, and become involved in the community. If you are considering moving to Chandler, Arizona, we hope this website will be your first welcome to our city of Chandler, Arizona. If you are looking for information about the city government, there is no better web site than www.chandleraz.org. That is the official city of Chandler website. You will find information about our new mayor, Jay Tibschraeny.
All of Chandler is within the borders of Maricopa County.