8 Great Reasons to Buy a Home in Chandler AZ

Jay Mecray (480) 868-3814

8 Great Reasons to Buy a Home in Chandler AZ

by jay mecray (480) 868-3814

8 Great Reasons to Buy a Home in Chandler AZ

8 Must Do Chandler Adventures!

Chandler’s Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving

Satisfy your need for speed in Chandler at the Chandler AZ Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving adjacent to Firebird International Raceway in Chandler Arizona. The military elite come here to learn the stunts of movies, such as racing, ramming roadblocks, driving backward or spinning 360 degrees. But you; too, can feel the fast fusion of control and power!!!This is a must experience excursion!

DETAILS: bondurant.com. 20000 S. Maricopa Road, Gate #3. 800-842-7223.

Aji Spa

Let ancient techniques passed down from Pima Arizona medicine healers help you relax at Aji Spa. Take a dip in “The Pond,” which is the indigenous water treatment allowing massage and movement not possible on a traditional massage table. Or choose the sacred Chandler salt wrap that promises to moisturize and energize the body, while extracting negative energy and sealing-in positive energy here in Chandler AZ.

DETAILS: wildhorsepassresort.com.  5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd. 602-385-5759.

Paletas Betty

Paletas Betty, the little shop in Downtown Chandler AZ, features handmade, Mexican-style popsicles using the freshest local fruits. The flavors change frequently but taste like a cool Chandler breeze captured in blueberry, watermelon, pineapples and heavenly creams.

DETAILS: paletasbetty.com.  96 W. Boston St. #100. 480-779-8080.

Veterans Oasis Park

The fact that it’s a working water recharge facility in Chandler AZ, should not deter you from Veterans Oasis Park. In fact, it’s what helps this park live up to its oasis name with different pools of water, attracting hundreds of species of birds and a plethora of other wildlife. The park has received design awards and the Audubon Society has certified the Chandler location as an official bird watching area.

DETAILS: chandleraz.gov.  4050 E. Chandler Heights Road. 480-782-2890.

Chandler Ostrich Festival

Gawk at the local Chandler AZ area large birds at the Chandler Ostrich Festival in March. The city’s namesake, Dr. A.J. Chandler, is said to have had a farm of ostriches, whose plumes were used in women’s hats in the 1900s. Now, the festival has music, food, rides and many events. But the main attraction is the ostrich races and the ostrich eggs (which are huge) in which handlers race the birds , which weigh more than 200 pounds chariot-style or simply riding them ‘bareback’.

DETAILS: ostrichfestival.com.  2250 S. McQueen Road. 866-993-2477.

Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort

The Chandler AZ playground of Hollywood stars in the ’20s and ’30s, the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort retains its historic, Chandler ritzy feel. Opened in 1913, it’s ‘mission revival’ architecture was billed as the “New Pasadena” and it sported the Valley’s first grass golf course. Now offering all the Chandler AZ luxury amenities, some of its early guests may have refused to check out for one reason or another, so say paranormal investigators.

DETAILS: sanmarcosresort.com.  1 N. San Marcos Place.  480-812-0900.


The wild West of the 1880s is revived with staged Chandler gun fights, burro rides, stunt shows and specialty shops at Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler AZ. The Gila River Indian Community location is open year round for daily thrills. But it’s the chills of the Chandler October haunted house — named “the spookiest place in America” — that elevates this Chandler Western boomtown from any other to seasonal doomtown!!!BOO

DETAILS: rawhide.com.  5700 W. North Loop Road.  480-502-5600.

Tumbleweed Christmas Tree

Chandler tumbleweeds have gotten scarcer with the increase in water available to our Chandler AZ desert, but about 1,000 are still rounded up each year for the lighting of the Tumbleweed Christmas tree. The tradition began in 1955 and now attracts about 12,000 Chandler homeowners and residents alike to the parade and tree lighting. Arrive early to Dr. A.J. Chandler Park with the family and kids or grandkids, set up lawn chairs, get pictures with Santa Claus and grab a cup of hot chocolate before the festivities begin.

DETAILS: chandleraz.gov.  3 S. Arizona Ave.  480-782-2732.

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