4 Reasons to Purchase a Property in Lancaster as a Young Professional

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If you are looking to buy your first home, Lancaster City offers the perfect combination of location and affordability! For young professionals, Lancaster provides all of the attractions of a city while positioned just a quick drive away from the bucolic views of Lancaster County’s rich countryside. However, if you are unfamiliar with all there is to experience in town, we have highlighted a few features below that make Lancaster a great place to put down roots.


Jeremy Ganse - Lancaster, PaEntertainment

Live music, theater, movies, and culture are abounding in Lancaster, starting with the First Friday Art Walk, where local businesses open their doors in a celebration of local art and culture. The featured events change monthly, which means there is always something new to experience in the heart of downtown. Listen to live music at Tellus 360 and Zoetropolis, which also show indie films and cult classics in their relaxed theater. For live theater buffs, The Fulton Theater offers mainstage performances, studio, and family-friendly shows all year round!


Jeremy Ganse - Lancaster, PaDining

From rooftop cocktails at The Exchange to the perfect Sunday brunch at Shot and Bottle, there are many delicious food options in Lancaster. Enjoy cuisines from all over the world and a delightful cocktail at the newly renovated Southern Market! Originally built as a farmer’s market in 1888, the Southern Market brings people together over tasty food and drinks and is home to nine local food vendors, featuring Bar 1888 as its centerpiece. For those looking for an out-of-this-world culinary experience, Amorette’s Michelin team of chefs curates refined meals unlike anything else in the city!


Jeremy Ganse - Lancaster, PaShopping

Queen Street runs through the city’s center and is home to some of the most unique shops and boutiques Lancaster has to offer! Find local gifts at Madcap & Co or a stylish outfit at Sophie Stargazer Boutique. Nearby, Sweetish provides a unique selection of Swedish candies and delicacies to take your sweet tooth to the next level! If you love games of all kinds, Farbo is a must-visit with plenty of board games, hobby ephemera, and meet-up events for all types of gamers. It is also conveniently close to Central Market where visitors can grab a quick bit to eat, stock up on groceries, and more in Penn Square.


Jeremy Ganse - Lancaster, PaOutdoors 

For individuals with four-legged friends, Buchanan Dog Park is the place to be with two areas, one for big dogs, one for smaller dogs, and plenty of seating opportunities for humans. For longer walks and recreation opportunities, Lancaster County Central Park is only minutes away from downtown and covers over 500 acres of land. The park is home to a public pool, off-leash dog area, hiking trails, biking, golf, playgrounds, pavilions, and more! If you love spending time outdoors, Lancaster offers ample opportunities for any activity.

Lancaster is a unique place teeming with possibilities for individuals looking to find their first homes. So, if you’re ready to find your home in Lancaster, reach out! Start your home buying journey today by filling out a contact form or calling Jeremy Ganse at (717) 208-4240.


*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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