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New in Town? Make Sun West Your Local Dentist

If you’re new to the Valley of the Sun, there are a lot of things you should be aware of. Yes, it does get hot. Yes, it is a dry heat,and yes, it’s tough, but once you’ve stuck out three months of oven-like conditions, you have nine months of beautiful weather ahead of you. The greater Phoenix metro area is still one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country, and Chandler has seen its share of growth and development as a result.

So now that you’re here, SunWest Dental would like to tell you a little about the place. The city of Chandler is named for its founder, Dr. Alexander John Chandler in 1912, the same year that Arizona became a state of the union. Dr. Chandler was the first veterinary surgeon to live in the Arizona territory. In 1891, Dr. Chandler purchased 80 acres of land from the federal government just south of Mesa, and On May 17, 1912, Dr. Chandler opened the townsite office.

The township of Chandler was originally a prime location for cotton farming, but has progressively transformed into a hub for the technology sector. The microprocessor giant, Intel, is still the #1 employer in the city. On the more quirky side, Chandler is also home to the annual Ostrich Festival, based on Chandler’s colorful early history of ostrich ranching, which included raising the flightless bird for its plumes, which were once a popular fashion accessory.

The area is also home to several dining and nightlife attractions, including SanTan Brewing Company, one of Arizona’s favorite craft breweries that also features a friendly neighborhood brewpub located in downtown Chandler.

As you get settled into your new life here in the Valley, SunWest Dental reminds you to see your dentist twice a year. If you’re due for a checkup, give us a call today!