Chandler, AZ 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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Overview 

Chandler is one of the largest cities in Maricopa County, Arizona. The fourth largest city in Arizona is rich in history and culture, and is surrounded by natural desert areas. Residents can enjoy the hot weather while exploring the downtown area visiting museums, galleries, and festivals. 

Climate & Geography 

Located in the East Valley, Chandler experiences little rain. The desert climate means hot days that reach over 100 degrees and the coldest days fall to the low 40s.

Thanks to over 300 days of sunshine, so residents have plenty of time to enjoy the Arizona has diverse geographic features, including canyons, deserts, and mountains. Chandler is close to the Gila River and national protected areas like Sonoran Desert and Tonto National Forest.  

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment 

There are many places to explore in Chandler, including the KOLI Equestrian Center, Veterans Oasis Park, Tumbleweed Park, and Desert Breeze Park. There are also museums and galleries like the popular Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery, Arizona Railway Museum, Chandler Museum, Vision Gallery, and Huhugam Heritage Center, to name a few. Annual festivals include the Ostrich Festival, Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival, and Tumbleweed Tree Lighting Ceremony. 

Affordable recreation programs include aquatics, enrichment classes, outdoor discover, wellness and fitness, and social activities at the Chandler Senior Center. With Phoenix only half an hour drive away, residents Chandler has access to a multitude of activities both local and nearby.

Cost of Living & Taxes 

The cost of living in Chandler is higher than the national average largely due to housing costs.

Residents of Chandler pay sales tax, both state and municipal, income taxes, property taxes, inheritance and estate taxes, vehicle taxes, and gas taxes. Arizona does not tax Social Security.

Health Care

Chandler Regional Medical Center is ranked in the top 10 best hospitals in Arizona according to U.S. News. This community hospital employs almost 1,000 doctors and staff that specialize in a diverse range of health care services. Furthermore, other local options for Chandler residents is the Maricopa Integrated Health System, which has health centers in Chandler, Paper Cranes Family Medicine, and Dignity Health AZ General hospital. 

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