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  • Great local living! Lancaster prides itself in being a prime spot for people who like to live local. From the local goods found at the nationally recognized Lancaster Central Market to the local produce found at places like The Corn Wagon and other roadside stands, you can get all your food from inside the county.

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Top 14 Reasons to Live in Lancaster

  • Steady housing market! While the national housing market bounced around through the recent difficult economic times, it rebounded highly. Lancaster, however, stayed relatively even throughout -- the median sales price of $147,000 today is only 3% more than it was in 2006. Areas like Eighth Ward and West End have demonstrated the ability to be steady over time.
  • Great access to the region! Lancaster is centrally located, with Harrisburg, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. all within two hours. Utilize the transportation options of Amtrak or Bieber Trailways out of the Lancaster Train and Bus Station to reach the region.
  • Great availability! With over 1,100 rent to own homes or for-sale homes on the market, you'll be able to scour through the neighborhoods of the Northwest Corridor and James Street neighborhoods for just the right house for your needs.
  • Artistically inclined! Every First Friday, the downtown area becomes a vast gallery for local artists, who take up presence on Gallery Row, the heartbeat of the artistic community. After you've soaked in some art, head over to Prince Street Cafe to talk about your favorites of the night.
  • Affordable space! With an average price per square foot of $103, and four-bedroom houses averaging a sale price of only $190,000, space is very affordable. Many of the larger houses can be found in the Blossom Hill and Eden Heights areas.
  • Never a lack of entertainment! From national acts at the historic Chameleon Club to intimate sets at Tellus360, Lancaster loves music. Not to be outdone, the theater thrives as well, with the Fulton Opera House -- the oldest continuously running theater in the United States -- being a mainstay for performances year round.
  • Boutiques or outlets? Choose from the hundreds of outlets at Tanger and Rockvale Outlets to the unique local stores downtown, such as Angry, Young and Poor. North Queen Street is home to tons of quirky shops, including antique stores.
  • Awesome place to grow! With an average rental price of only $690 per month, rent to own properties in the North Side and the Seventh Ward are great values. These prices are about average for the state, but in areas like the Duke Street and Queen Street neighborhoods, there are much cheaper rents for you to use to grow roots.
  • Surrounded by history! One of the most historic cities in the United States, it was the capital of Pennsylvania for 13 years and even the capital of the united colonies, albeit only for a day. Visit Wheatland, the estate of President James Buchanan, or Rock Ford Plantation, the home of General Edward Hand. There are 59 places in the city alone on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Different neighborhoods with different personalities! Whether you want to find rent to own homes in busy downtown or a for sale by owner in laid-back, suburban Grandview Heights, each neighborhood has different personalities to fit what you are seeking. Each community is unique, so check out a few of them before settling in.
  • Craft libations! From the newly-founded Thistle Finch Distillery to the weird-beer artists at Spring House, Lancaster is paradise for fans of craft beer, craft liquor and locally made wine. There are 16 craft breweries within the county itself -- more than found in 15 states -- and there are beer festivals year-round.
  • Charming older homes or shiny new homes? Whether you're looking for a house with history, as found in the Cabbage Hill neighborhood, or new construction in Manor Township, you can buy or look for rent to own houses from any era you're looking for. With an 8.29% vacancy rate, the odds may be in your favor.
  • Great food and dining! Enjoy some pho from Rice and Noodles, some Lamb Vindaloo from Himalayan Curry, quality fish and chips from Quips Pub or farm-to-table dining at John J. Jeffries -- Lancaster has an incredible variety of dining options that are tasty and affordable.