Leading digital real estate company Opendoor just released their second annual Family-Friendly Cities list celebrating the top 15 cities and towns across the U.S. that offer great access to the outdoors — and Chandler ranks as No. 6!

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“Opendoor’s second annual Family-Friendly Cities list celebrates cities and towns, like Chandler, that are ahead of the curve by offering family-oriented programming and investing in outdoor spaces to promote a healthy way of living,” explains Jennifer Patchen, a Real Estate Broker for Opendoor. “While last year’s list highlighted locales with a small-town feel and big-city perks nearby, this year’s list reflects families’ desire for community, simpler living, and an opportunity to build a network of like-minded families in green spaces – all of which Chandler embodies.” 

2023 Family-Friendly Cities:

  1. Somerville, MA
  2. Berkeley, CA
  3. Cliffside Park, NJ
  4. Arlington, VA
  5. Watauga, TX
  6. Chandler, AZ
  7. Denver, CO
  8. Portland, OR
  9. Valley Stream, NY
  10. Garden Grove, CA
  11. Coral Gables, FL
  12. Bellaire, TX 
  13. Ann Arbor, MI
  14. Mission, KS
  15. Avondale Estates, GA

Methodology: The best cities for families are identified by analyzing and averaging the number of OpenStreetMap ‘family friendly’ tags that are within 3 miles of all addresses in a city where Opendoor Brokerage operates. Tags include: bench, community centre, drinking water, garden, kindergarten, museum, park, picnic site, playground, school, swimming pool, and supermarket.