The City of Chandler transformed itself from a small farming community into a “High-Tech Oasis of the Silicon Desert” (the city slogan), within the space of a few years. It’s one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. A growing cultural life which includes public art and the performing arts, numerous museums, parks and recreation, and libraries have contributed to Chandler’s appealing lifestyle. In addition, a variety of annual festivals, including the Chandler Ostrich Festival, attract tourists and residents from surrounding communities.
- Founded: 1912
- Incorporated: 1920
- Elevation: 1,213 feet
- Size: 71 square miles
- Population: 176,581(2000 census)
- Major Attractions: Chandler Museum, Arizona Railway Museum, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler Ostrich Festival, Chandler Tumbleweed Christmas Tree Celebration, Annual Cotton Festival.