#1 Chandler airport has the busiest FAA contract tower in the U.S.
#2 Chandler Airport started regular commercial service in the 1920s and is the 40th busiest in the country.
#3 Chandler was named the seventh hardest working city in the country with residents working an average 1,165 hours per year.
#4 Since its opening in 1989, more than 2 million people have walked through the doors of the Chandler Center for the Arts.
#5 Folley Park was named after Zora Folley, a former City council member who was also a former heavyweight boxer who fought Muhammad Ali.
#6 The gray water produced by Chandler high-tech companies like Intel, provides the water for all the lakes of Ocotillo.
#7 The annual Tumbleweed tree is constructed from 1,500-2,000 tumbleweeds, 1,200 lights, 65 pounds of glitter and 25 pounds of paint.
#8 For 10 years running Chandler has received a “Playful City USA” award.
#9 The League of American Bicyclists named Chandler one of the U.S.’s most bicycle-friendly cities.
#10 “Chandler 87,” previously “Site 6” across from city hall, envisions more than 150,000 square feet of office space and from 500 to 700 new jobs.
#11 In 1912, downtown Chandler consisted of three wooden shacks – a town-site office, dining hall and the Morrison grocery.
#12 The San Marcos Hotel was named after the Franciscan Friar Marcos de Niza, believed to be the first European settler in the valley.
#13 Dr. Alexander J. Chandler was actually a Canadian from Quebec.
#14 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Dr. A.J. Chandler had drawn up plans for a second San Marcos Resort in 1930 but was never built because of the Great Depression.
#15 Mayor Jay Tibshraeny is the president of the AZ League of Cities.
#16 The First National Bank was founded in Chandler in 1920.
#17 Espenoza’s Food Center opened in 1957.
#18 The Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival won a Zonie Award in 2016 for Best Festival.
#19 There is a crematorium in Chandler called Crazy Carl’s Crematorium actually owned by none other than Crazy Carl.
#20 The McCullough-Price House, now the Chandler Museum, was once owned by Dr. A.J. Chandler’s niece, Louise Price.
#21 Chandler Heights is actually an unincorporated community.
#22 Chandler was named in the top 100 best cities for young people five times.
#23 Dr. A.J. Chandler brought the valley’s very first veterinary practice to Chandler.
#24 There are over 50,000 feet of skylights at Chandler Fashion Center.
#25 The average temperature in Chandler is 85 degrees.
#26 Chandler enjoys six aquatic centers.
#27 Women own 31.7 percent of the businesses in Chandler.
#28 Population density of Chandler is 4,393 people per square mile.
#29 Chandler has experienced zero snow days.
#30 The median age in Chandler is 34.1 years.
#31In 1960, Chandler’s population was 9,531.
#32 Today, Chandler’s population is over 250,000.