Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A few facts about Historic Downtown Chandler, AZ.

City of Chandler, Arizona is a spectacular destination for visitors.

Located in the East Valley, in the southeast part of the Greater Phoenix area, about 20 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Chandler is the fourth largest city in Arizona in terms of population, with well over 250,000 residents.

Historic Downtown Chandler offers plenty of unique art galleries, trendy shops, a microbrewery, Arizona winery and award winning, independent restaurants making Downtown Chandler a favorite stop on your Arizona journey.
Throughout the spring and fall, numerous events take place in the historic square including a monthly art walk held the first Wednesday of each month and a year round farmer's market Thursday afternoons.
For musical and cultural performances, the Chandler Center for the Arts is conveniently located within walking distance.

Historical Facts:

  • Chandler, Arizona was named after Dr. A. J. Chandler, a veterinarian who settled in the area in 1891.
  • 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.

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