Your post is slightly confusing. You want areas outside of San Diego, but you really like homes in Chandler, Arizona? That is quite a commute. LOL! That aside, and assuming you really are talking about San Diego, there are many options available; however, more info would be needed regarding your wants/needs before any solid recommendations would be valuable.
How far "out of San Diego" is too far? Need land? Schools important? Just a start of the many questions that need answers before good advice could be given.
All my best,