Chandler, Arizona, is located in the southeast valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area. It is a charter city that was founded in 1891 as a railroad town and became an important economic center during World War II with the establishment of Luke Air Force Base. The city’s population has grown rapidly since the 1990s, and it now has more than 260,000 residents.
Chandler is known for its many high-tech companies, including Intel and Microchip Technology, as well as for its thriving arts scene. The city has several museums, a performing arts center, and a popular annual jazz festival. Chandler is also home to the Chandler Fashion Center, one of the largest malls in Arizona.