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Life in Lancaster County

Lancaster County offers the best of everything – easy living in a bucolic setting, but with the modern amenities and cultural attractions that many people desire. A rich arts and entertainment scene, high quality healthcare options, local colleges and an abundance of regional events and attractions make Lancaster County the ideal place to settle and grow.  Read more in our publication, Locate Lancaster.

History & Heritage

Lancaster is well-known for its rich history and heritage.  Learn more at

Arts & Entertainment

Lancaster County features a broad range of cultural events and offerings, including art galleries, the performing arts, museums, shopping districts, and dining and entertainment options.  To learn more about Lancaster’s arts and entertainment, visit Discover Lancaster or Fig Lancaster Magazine.

Sports & Recreation

Lancaster County is home to the minor league baseball team, the Lancaster Barnstormers, as well as Spooky Nook Sports – the largest indoor sports, events and entertainment complex in North America and home to USA Field Hockey.  Lancaster has an array of outdoor recreation options, including the Northwest River Trail. For more information on sports and recreation in Lancaster County, visit Discover Lancaster.

Location & Climate

Lancaster County enjoys four distinct seasons and incredible access to large East Coaster cities and attractions.  To learn more about Lancaster’s climate and weather, visit local Millersville University’s Weather Information Center.

Lancaster in the News

Forbes – The 10 Coolest U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018

Article featured on Forbes. Guess who made the cut! LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA! This newly hip Victorian city—just three hours from New York City—is still one of the U.S.’s best kept secrets, says Marchant. “The center of [...]

Keystone Edge – Rolling on the River

Article featured on Keystone Edge. Columbia, Lancaster County, is a town nestled along the mighty Susquehanna River. Walk through downtown towards the water and you’ll pass historic brick buildings, vintage storefronts and Victorian homes. You’ll see [...]

The Inquirer – Lancaster’s gastronomic leap continues

Article featured in The Inquirer. It’s an hour and a half due west of Philadelphia, not really that much farther than some of our suburbs. But Lancaster and its surrounding countryside is very much a distinctive [...]

WIRED – Inside the Amish town that builds U2, Lady Gaga, and Taylor Swift’s live shows

Article featured on WIRED. Deep in Amish country, Tait Towers designs live sets for the world's biggest music acts. Its aim? To make rock stars' visions come alive - In December 2016, designer Ric Lipson [...]

San Antonio Express News – Lancaster, PA offers fusion of historic and hip sites to see – bucolic Amish country and a lively arts scene

Article featured on San Antonio Express News. Lancaster, Pennsylvania is one of America’s oldest inland cities. During the American Revolution it was the capital of the colonies for just one day on Sept 27, 1777, [...]

Thrillist – 9 Surprisingly Great U.S. Food Cities You Have to Visit

Article featured on Thrillist. San Diego, California Kansas City, Missouri Washington, DC Sante Fe, New Mexico Honolulu, Hawaii Lancaster, Pennsylvania Tallahassee, Florida Scottsdale, Arizone Indianapolis, Indiana Lancaster, Pennsylvania An inventive, international array of flavors fed [...]