Chandler, Arizona is located east of Phoenix. The 85225 area sits on a large northwestern portion of Chandler. The 85225 area also claims the downtown area of the city. This area has grown in the last decade and offers some of the top spots for restaurants in the area.
The main freeways that run through the city are the 101 and 202 freeways. Surrounding cities include Tempe, AZ, Mesa, AZ, Gilbert, AZ, and the Ahwatukee neighborhood of Phoenix.
The top employers of the 85225 area are Intel, Wells Fargo, Chandler Unified School District, and Bank of America.
The 85225 area of Chandler has one of the oldest high schools in the state, named appropriately, Chandler High School. It is also one of the few historical buildings that is still in its original location and used for its original purchase.
Chandler High School and Hamilton High School, located south of 85225, have quite the rivalry that keeps the high school football season entertaining and exciting in the Chandler area.
For colleges nearby, Chandler- Gilbert Community College is located in the 85225 area toward Gilbert, AZ. Arizona State University is located 15 minutes north in Tempe, AZ. University of Arizona operates some campuses nearby in downtown Phoenix.
Things to Do
Downtown Chandler has grown into a great place to grab dinner or drinks and see a show at the Chandler Center for the Arts. The 85225 community has a high number of historical buildings all over for people to see the styles of old Chandler.
The Chandler Ostrich Festival is held once a year in the spring time. The festival offers rides, petting zoos, entertainment and concerts from big musical stars.
Chandler also has an award-winning Parks and Recreation department. There are many programs offered through the city for kids and seniors and everybody in between that visits or resides in the city.