The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Chandler For 2021

We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Chandler are the best of the best.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Chandler.
Best Neighborhoods In Chandler

Do you like your neighborhood?

Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?

No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Chandler, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits -- less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Chandler neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Chandler are the best. If you're in one of the places we're about to highlight, odds are you know you've got it made. So, if you're thinking of moving to Arizona and Chandler is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Chandler for 2021.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Chandler for 2021? According to the most recent census data, Chieftain Village looks to be the best Chandler neighborhood to live in.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Chandler that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Chandler.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Chandler

Population: 173
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $271,252 (Second best)
Median Income: $48,076 (19th best)
More on Chieftain Village: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 282
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $190,982 (11th best)
Median Income: $73,432 (Seventh best)
More on Dobson Estates: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 221
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $228,477 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $82,394 (Fourth best)
More on Silverton Ranch: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 890
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $162,873 (19th best)
Median Income: $32,149 (23rd best)
More on Hoy Homes: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 185
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $314,370 (best)
Median Income: $74,457 (Sixth best)
More on Tremaine Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 177
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $271,252 (Second best)
Median Income: $48,618 (18th best)
More on San Marcos Country: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 525
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $162,873 (19th best)
Median Income: $37,477 (22nd best)
More on Park Manor: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,104
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $168,362 (18th best)
Median Income: $65,396 (13th best)
More on Woodglen: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 488
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $178,733 (15th best)
Median Income: $65,396 (13th best)
More on Knoll East: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 322
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $260,822 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $90,167 (best)
More on Sunridge: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Chandler, AZ Neighborhoods In 2021

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Chandler, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 25 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the "Best City Neighborhood In Chandler." We're lookin' at you, Chieftain Village.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Chandler, Arizona has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Chandler

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Chandler where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Chandler aren't all good. Silk Stocking takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Chandler.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Chandler For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Chieftain Village 173 $271,252 $48,076
2 Dobson Estates 282 $190,982 $73,432
3 Silverton Ranch 221 $228,477 $82,394
4 Hoy Homes 890 $162,873 $32,149
5 Tremaine Park 185 $314,370 $74,457
6 San Marcos Country 177 $271,252 $48,618
7 Park Manor 525 $162,873 $37,477
8 Woodglen 1,104 $168,362 $65,396
9 Knoll East 488 $178,733 $65,396
10 Sunridge 322 $260,822 $90,167
11 Arizona Reflections 453 $205,143 $76,042
12 Shawnee Park 639 $182,404 $67,727
13 Amberwood North 5,001 $180,368 $62,126
14 Arrowhead Meadows 684 $170,851 $69,448
15 Cove At Tiburon 65 $240,809 $85,714
16 Southmoore 649 $180,134 $88,800
17 Arrowhead Meadows Ii 551 $253,954 $53,481
18 Knoll East Unit Seven 502 $176,683 $70,164
19 Orange Tree 501 $239,991 $70,287
20 New Horizons 372 $260,822 $57,690
21 Sunset Park Manor 77 $139,835 $31,719
22 Trails End Estates 344 $159,825 $67,866
23 Springfield Adult 11 $72,319 $8,723
24 Downtown Chandler Historic District 95 $130,741 $48,076
25 Silk Stocking 236 $130,741 $47,429

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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