By Catherine Reagor | July 28th, 2017

Metro Phoenix is often lauded for its housing affordability, but it rarely receives kudos for having the best K-12 schools.

A neighborhood in Chandler has landed in a top 10 ranking for both categories in a new national real estate ranking.

Central Chandler’s 85226 ZIP code ranks No. 8 for a top affordable area with the best high schools and No. 9 for elementary schools.

It is the only Arizona city to make the list.

The ranking cites Chandler’s median income of $80,130 and the current list price for homes of $323,155, saying those make it 20 percent more affordable than the U.S. overall.

The median home sales price in the 85226 ZIP code is $312,000, according to Street Scout.

Javier Vivas, manager of economic research for, said affordable homes near good schools are key for families with young children.

Aurora, Illinois, ranked No. 1 for affordable housing near the best elementary schools. Royersford, Pennsylvania garnered the top ranking for high schools.