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Chandler Livability #11 ranked city in Arizona#2,273 ranked city in the USARanks better than 92% of areas

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      Living in Chandler, AZ

      Located in the state of Arizona, Chandler is a highly populated city with a population of 242,131 inhabitants. In Chandler, there are 3,727 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. The majority of Chandler residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 76% of the population considered married and 51% with kids under the age of 18, Chandler could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Chandler could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Arizona if you know where to look. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, health & safety, education, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Chandler and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Chandler to Arizona and the national average.

      The livability score in Chandler is 79 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 94th percentile of all cities across America. Clearly, Chandler is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Chandler also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Chandler ranks very well for amenities (B+), crime (B+), education (B-), employment (A+) and housing (A+).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, shops, etc., Chandler has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Just Roughin' It Adventure Company, Ocotillo Golf Club, and Makutu's Island.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area as the result is often a greater level of safety and security as well as an improved quality of life. Chandler gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 188 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Chandler apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city. A thriving real estate market can also generate strong local economic activity and job creation.

      Being close to public transit, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Chandler. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Chandler are affordable. The median home price for Chandler homes is $248,500, which is 40.5% higher than the Arizona average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Chandler, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 5.7% lower than the Arizona average.

      Chandler transportation information

      Statistic Chandler Arizona National
      Average one way commute25min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work76.0%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.3%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.9%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.6%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.9%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home10.9%5.7%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Chandler, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).