Chandler is a prominent suburb for the city of Phoenix, in the American state of Arizona. It is situated in Maricopa County, bordered by Tempe, Mesa, Phoenix, Gilbert, and the Gila River Indian Community. The residential, commercial, and manufacturing suburb is 24 miles from the centre of Phoenix.
Chandler features office space and manufacturing facilities for several high-tech companies, including Intel and Orbital Sciences Corporation. Microchip Technology is headquartered in Chandler. The cities top employers include the above, plus Bank of America, Chandler School district, Wells Fargo Bank, Chandler Regional Medical Center, Ebay/Paypal, Verizon Wireless, the City of Chandler, and Freescale Semiconductor.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Chandler offer lots of restaurants, shopping, as well as bars and nightclubs. One of the main shopping areas is Chandler Fashion Center. This is the second largest shopping mall in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. This mall has almost 200 stores, with five anchors that include Nordstrom, Sears, Dillard’s, Macy’s, and Harkins movie theaters. Chandler also offers the Chandler Center for the Arts. This incredible facility features three theatres, a large exhibition gallery, and seating capacity for 1,500. The center features a wide range of programming, with theater shows including drama, comedy, family programming, and jazz, country, rock, and adult contemporary concerts. Dining options in Chandler include Latitude Eight Thai Grill, SanTan Brewing Company, Kokopelli Winery, and Serranos Mexican Food. The Urban Tea Loft is an interesting little café where you can enjoy a comfortable friendly atmosphere and some exotic teas. As well as unique teas you can enjoy freshly made Panini, salads as well as some delicious cakes and other sweets.
The nearest major airport to Chandler is Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. This airport offers domestic flights from Mesa, Arizona and is 13 miles from the city centre. Another major airport in the area is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, featuring international and domestic flights from Phoenix. The airport is 19 miles from Chandler. The suburb is serviced by the Valley METRO bus network with route 541, the Chandler Express, running a direct connection between central Phoenix and Chandler. There is another route, the 542, which runs from Phoenix’s city center to downtown Chandler. Easy car access to the suburb is granted via Interstate 10, Superstition Freeway and Santan Freeway.