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CHANDLER:

In 1891, Dr. Alexander John Chandler, the first veterinary surgeon in the Arizona territory, settled on a ranch south of Mesa. By 1900, he had acquired 18,000 acres of land, and began drawing up plans for a townsite on what was then known as the Chandler Ranch. The townsite office opened onMay 17, 2012. By 1913, a town center had become established, featuring the luxurious Hotel San Marcos, the first golf resort in the state.

A modern mix of youthfulness and tradition makes the City of Chandler, a spectacular destination for residents and visitors alike. Chandlerís diverse culture, vibrant history, and top-notch services weave together to create a highly dynamic, progressive city.

As of February 2008, chandler boasted a diverse population of 249,799, in a city that incorporates 70 square miles and contains 53 parks.

As the High Tech Oasis of the West, Chandler boasts a strong, high tech employment base which attracts and retains high quality employees, many of whom make our community their home.

The City of Chandler also was recently named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth.

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Glendale:

In 1880, the land that is now Glendale was nothing more than empty desert. But in 1882, William J. Murphy joined three Arizona builders, M.W. Kales, William A. Hancock and Clark Churchill, to lead the Arizona Canal Co. project, which would bring water to the desert land. With the help of 225 mules and whatever machinery was available, Murphy and his team completed the canal in May 1885.

The 1990s saw infill projects such as Marshall Ranch and Marbrisa Ranch as well as the changing of Valley West Mall to Manistee Towne Center. The shopping area at 59th and Northern avenues is now Northern Crossing, a successfully redeveloped power center complete with a super Wal-Mart and Lowes home improvement store.

Arrowhead Towne Center opened in 1993, and the surrounding neighborhood, Arrowhead Ranch, continues to be one of the most sought after communities in the Valley. Arizona State University’s west campus grew into a major educational institution in recent years, and Glendale also became home to Midwestern University. The completion of Loop 101 throughout Glendale opened the city to the rest of the Valley.

Glendale today is the sports destination for all of Arizona, as Jobing.com Arena and NHL Coyotes continue to attract fans to new growth in the far western areas of the city. The state-of-the-art University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. is also host to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and BCS Championship games as well as the 2008 Super Bowl.


As of 2010, Glendale boasted a diverse population of 226,721, in a city that incorporates 58 square miles and employs a civilian labour force of 128,530 people.

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