Chandler is located about 25 miles Southeast of downtown Phoenix with an area of approximately 71.5 square miles. The population is roughly around 242,889. It is served by three highways, Loop 202, Loop 101, and Interstate 10. Chandler is one of the fastest growing high-tech manufacturing cities in the West often known as the “Silicon Desert”. Like many Arizona cities, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy our 300+sunshine filled days. The Chandler Aquatic Center is home to an 8-lane pool, 112-ft water slide, drop slide, zero depth entry, kiddie slide, sand volleyball courts and more. Chandler is also the home of a Jack Nicklaus designed municipal golf course, tennis center, skate park, tennis center and more. There is terrific shopping in the Chandler Fashion Center with Nordstroms, Dillards, Macys and Harkins Movie Theaters. Historic downtown Chandler offers a collection of art galleries, shops, brewery, winery and award-winning restaurants. Community events are held in Tumbleweed Park such as the annual Ostrich Festival, July Fireworks and Day of Play. Chandler is serviced by the Chandler School District, Kyrene Elementary School District, and Tempe Union High School District. Zip codes are 85224, 85225, 85226, 85244, 85246, 85248, 85249, an 85286.