Seniors Enjoy A Stop In Chandler

Chandler-Chandler-Sign-e1401139163989This senior pours over the daily sports page of our local paper here in The Valley (Phoenix) and today it featured the football team of Chandler High School. The Wolves are rated #1 among the 17 teams in the Arizona Interscholastic Association. Right behind them is Chandler Hamilton.

Chandler is a prominent suburb of the Phoenix area. The population runs just over a quarter of a million. The city is loaded with technology companies, including huge firms like Intel and Orbital ATK, an aerospace manufacturer and defense industry company.


Thumb through the many links on the homepage and you will note that it is a city full of amenities that attract senior visitors from all across the nation, many of them ‘snowbirds’.

 Seniors Find Canals, History and A Veterionary Surgeon

The City of Chandler was founded in 1912 and incorporated in 1920. Since its early beginnings Chandler has been a vibrant, diverse community, loaded with history. In 1891, Dr. Alexander Chandler, the first veterinary surgeon for the territory of Arizona, bought 80 acres of land from the federal government south of Mesa in the Salt River Valley.

Dr. Chandler was instrumental in building an early system of canals in what was then an arid desert. Thus, today we have Chandler, Arizona.


Trip Advisor is high on the Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery, the Koli Equestrian Center and Tumbleweed Park. Mayor Jay Tibshraeny welcomes you to the City of Chandler and notes that Chandler is a progressive, cutting-edge city where entrepreneurial spirit and hometown traditions create a truly dynamic destination.

Chandler offers many dining choices, unique shops and galleries, outdoor recreation and other local amenities.

 Seniors Discover Chandler Center For The Arts

Chandler’s convenient and relatively isolated location makes it extremely popular with area families. Its modern downtown includes plenty of shopping as well as entertainment venues like the Chandler Center for the Arts. Hosting live performances by the London City Opera to Jay Leno, the 64,000 square-foot Center is the hub of Chandler’s cultural scene.

Chandler_AZ_downtownI counted ten museums in Chandler and each of them is outstanding. The San Marcos Hotel and the Silk Stocking Neighborhood are historic landmarks in Chandler of interest to senior visitors.

A Desert Botanical Garden is a big draw on 50 acres with an extensive collection of desert plants, showcasing more than 130 rare plant families and over 21,000 total plants.

Toss the clubs in the trunk  and play a round or two on the first golf resort in Arizona, opened in 1913. San Marcos offers 6,626 yards of golf on fairways lined with mature tamarisk and palm trees. Seniors, have you ever see a Tamarisk tree? 

Welcome to Chandler with ZERO snow days and 53 developed parks all in a 70 square mile area. -jeb

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