Reasons to Raise a Family in Lancaster, PA

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Consider these factors when looking for a new home for your family

If you are looking to purchase a property in Lancaster county, there are several factors to consider, especially if you plan to start a family or are relocating with children. Luckily, Lancaster County is a wonderful place to raise kids, offering above-average schools, access to healthcare, community safety, and ranks high in Best Places to Live in the United States. Read on to learn why Lancaster County may be the perfect place to find a home for you and your family.


Jeremy Ganse - Lancaster, PaLancaster County offers numerous top-performing public and private academies, from kindergarten to high school. Hempfield, Manheim, Ephrata, Conestoga Valley, Lampeter-Strasburg, and Penn Manor School districts all rank among the top 100 districts in the state, averaging a 14 to 1 student-to-teacher ratio. Low student-to-teacher ratios will provide your children with plenty of opportunities for personalized education. Students in Lancaster County consistently score above average in mathematics and reading compared to state levels and are offered opportunities to earn college credit through AP courses. A quality education will put your children on the road to success when it comes to post-high school readiness!

Extracurricular Activities

Jeremy Ganse - Lancaster, PaWhile school is a vital part of any child’s growth and development, so are extracurricular activities! Lancaster has many opportunities for kids interested in sports, art, dancing, and more. Local recreation centers like Hempfield Rec or Manheim Township Youth Sports host a variety of youth leagues, along with the Lampeter Strasburg YMCA, which runs a wide variety of classes for kids of all ages, including dance and karate. The Lancaster County 4H offers regular cubs, classes, and events for children covering a variety of topics from STEM to equine care. The Lancaster County Art Association hosts a painting camp for children interested in the arts, or you can select a class available at Hand Work House in Downtown Lancaster!

Family Friendly Attractions 

You will never experience a dull weekend in Lancaster County with all of the family-friendly exhibits and events to check out. The Lancaster Science Factory, Hands On House, and Tiny Town allow little ones to learn and explore through play. A day at any of these locations will allow your children to have fun, meet kids their age, and learn something new. The Fulton Theater’s family series produces full-scale productions of kid-friendly plays that take place all year long. This year’s productions include A Christmas Carol and The Wizard of OZ. Lancaster County is also full of parks where kids can run, jump, climb and play. The largest of these is Lancaster County Central Park which features a pool, skatepark, trails, and an environmental center. 

If you want to make Lancaster County your new home, we’d love to help! Our team of expert Realtors is committed to helping you find the best home for your family. Call us at (717) 208-4240 or fill out our contact form to get started.


*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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