If you are looking for a warm climate to spend your retirement years, then consider the snow-free lifestyle others are living in the Chandler community.
The population of Chandler is estimated to have increased by 10.4 percent since 2010. The total population is 260,828 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau. Of this number, 7.8 percent are seniors and a little over half of the population is female (50.9 percent).
When it comes to racial diversity within the city, a large majority of the population self-identify as White (73.3 percent), 4.8 percent as Black or African-American, 21.9 percent as Hispanic or Latino, 8.2 percent as Asian, 3.7 percent as two or more races, 1.5 percent as American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.2 percent as Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.
23.1 percent of the population speaks a language other than English in their homes and 14.5 percent were born in a foreign country.
The weather in Chandler is warm and mostly dry with an annual rainfall of 9.64 inches. The average temperature is 69.7 degrees with an annual average high temperature of 83.9 degrees and an annual average low temperature of 55.5 degrees. Seniors retiring to the city can look forward to warm and snow-free days in Chandler. During the winter months, the temperatures range from average lows of the upper 30s to the lower 40s at night. The average highs in the wintertime hover in the 60s.
During the summer months, you can expect the average high temperatures to be over 100 degrees. High temperatures for prolonged periods can lead to heat-related illnesses or even death. The Arizona Department of Health Services created a Heat Emergency Response Plan and a Heat Safety Resource Guide that is accessible on their website.
You can avoid heat-related illnesses by staying hydrated by drinking two liters of water each day, dressing in breathable and light fabrics, staying indoors during the hottest part of the day, and taking regular breaks while exercising or walking.
Between the large assortment of trees, plants, and wildlife, Chandler offers a natural beauty in all forms. You can sit on your back porch and watch birds such as the mourning dove, Inca dove, house sparrow, Anna’s hummingbird, and rock pigeon among others, eating from your birdhouse.
Arizona consists of desert and mountain wildlife. In the desert, you can see roadrunners, jackrabbits, prairie dogs, coyotes, rattlesnakes, and bighorn sheep. Other animals make their home in the mountains and the national forests. These include wild turkeys, mountain lions, deer, elk, and bear.
Trees and flowering plants grow in both the desert and mountain areas. You can find trees, shrubs, and ground covers like Afghan pine, Arizona rosewood, blackbrush acacia, Blue Palo Verde, Canyon Hackberry, Arizona yellow bells, Baja fairy duster, barberry, brittlebush, black dalea, creeping germander, gray ice plant, bush morning glory, and trailing acacia. You can also find varieties of vines, cacti, succulents, grasses, perennials, and annuals in the area.
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