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Live Like a Local in Chandler

Ready to explore your new city? Chandler is a prominent suburb of Phoenix, and you will enjoy exploring this culture-filled city. Once known for its agriculture, the annual Ostrich Festival is famous in Chandler. Downtown houses several historic properties. The Arizona Railway Museum lives downtown. As you can see, this is quite the variety. Let us help you get started living like a local.

Hungry for more

Located in Merchant Square Antique Mall, American Way Market Cafe serves some of Chandler’s best breakfast and lunches. The menu is filled with a selection of salads, sandwiches, and more items that are all made in-house. The smoked meats and bread are scrumptious and will leave your mouth watering for more.

When you are downtown and ready for a drink break, be sure to check out The Brickyard Downtown. They offer classic and creative cocktails along with a spin on the root beer float, which can also pass for dessert. Check out the shareable plates for appetizers including Chandler street tacos, assorted olives, loaded fingerling potatoes, and stuffed peppers.

Located in the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, Kai is not just for the guests. The local roots of Native American tribes influence the food. You will find savory dishes such as agave-infused melon, saguaro cactus syrup, and various chilis as starters. Kai is the only AAA Five Diamond/Forbes Five Star Restaurant in Arizona and is one of Open Table’s Best Restaurants in America. Best part, Kai is located in your new town of Chandler.

Shop away

Downtown Chandler is home to numerous boutique shops and eclectic art galleries. The square bustles with fun activities with regular monthly events including art walks and a farmer's market held every Thursday, October through May.

Find remarkable home goods, jewelry, and cookware at Chandler Pavilions and The Shoppes at Casa Paloma. You can also find fashion-forward clothing at leading retail stores or locally owned boutiques.

Located on the Gila River Indian Community, the Phoenix Premium Outlets center is a shopping destination. You will love the values you find, but you don’t have to share your savings secret with your friends.

If you are looking for a more typical mall, check out Chandler Fashion Center, which is anchored by Nordstrom, Dillard's, Macy's and Sears. There are 185 shops in both indoor and outdoor areas.

Get a new ‘do

If you want a new look for your new life, where should you go? Joncen Phi believes in quality over cost. His prices are affordable, and you will be amazed at his new age techniques to help you manage your hair daily. Once a luxury personal stylist, he can help you get the look you’ve always wanted.

Vonn Wynn is passionate about hair. She wants an honest relationship with her clients and looks forward to conversations. She takes notes on every service to make sure you get exactly what you want each time, such as you prefer cold water to rinse out conditioner.

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