4 Reasons Why Lancaster, PA is an Ideal Place to Live

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania has become one of the top-rated locations to live on the east coast. With stunning farmland as well as a vibrant city scene, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Here are four reasons why you should consider moving to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 

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1.  An Abundance of Family-Friendly Activities 

Lancaster has an abundance of options for folks of all ages! Tots to 10 year olds will love Dutch Wonderland, a fantasy-themed amusement park featuring fun kiddie rides, food, and playgrounds. Enjoy visiting the oldest operating railroad in the western hemisphere with the whole family by taking a train ride at Strasburg Railroad. Not to mention, Lancaster County has several outdoor recreational areas like the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail which are perfect for biking, kayaking, and exploring. For more family-friendly activities, check out Jeremy’s Picks!


2.  Proximity to Major Cities 

Located within two to three hours of major cities like Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City, Lancaster is an ideal location for commuters and travelers. If you don’t enjoy living in the hustle and bustle of a big city, Lancaster offers quiet, suburban living with the convenience of visiting nearby towns. For affordable transportation, simply purchase a ticket at the Lancaster Amtrak Station and take a short train ride to your desired destination.

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3.  Abundance of Fresh and Diverse Cuisine 

Foodies, you’re in luck—Lancaster is an exceptional area to experience a variety of delicious fares! The diversity of cuisine is representative of the vibrant culture of the residents. From authentic Nepalese curry at Himalayan Curry and Grill to Peruvian staples at Frisco’s Chicken, you’re unlikely to run out of food options. For those who like dishes local to Lancaster County, Central Market offers an abundance of farm-to-table Amish specialties including fresh produce, meats, and baked goods! So whether you prefer Vietnamese, French, Himalayan, Greek, Mexican, or any twist on traditional American, you won’t need to travel far to find an authentic, delicious meal.

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4.  Lively Art and Culture Scene 

Lancaster residents have cultivated an incredible local arts and culture scene! From art galleries to theaters, there is no shortage of creativity. Countless events are hosted in Lancaster City, including Fridays in Lancaster, which showcases local designers, performers, and musicians! You can enjoy art in all forms at spaces like Gallery Row, The Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, American Music Theatre, The Ephrata Performing Arts Center, and The Fulton Theatre

It’s easy to fall in love with Lancaster County after visiting the area. If you’re interested in moving to Lancaster Country, we’d love to help! Contact us today at (717) 208-4444 or fill out our online contact form.


*Blog submitted from Jeremy Ganse, Realtor


Jeremy Ganse, Realtor
RE/MAX SmartHub Realty

930 Red Rose Court
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-208-4240 (Cell)
717-208-4444 (Office)
877-271-5520 (Toll free)

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