Life In Lancaster County - EDC of Lancaster County

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A Great Place to Live

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

LNP – Spotlight on Lancaster as national publications laud local efforts

Article featured on Lancaster Online. Newsweek includes Lancaster in its 50 Best Places to Live. Forbes puts Lancaster in its Top 10 Coolest Places. Kiplinger’s recognizes Lancaster in its Top 9 Best Places to Retire [...]

Nasdaq – Lancaster City, Pa.: A Great Place to Retire for Your Health

Article featured on Nasdaq. recently reposted the rankings of Kiplinger’s to emphasize Lancaster’s popularity among retirees. The Costco in Lancaster City has designated parking for horse-drawn buggies, a reminder that Lancaster County is home [...]

Newsweek – Best Places to Live in the U.S. 2018

Article featured on Newsweek. Ever thought of just upping sticks and leaving town? Are you sick of the commute, the job market and the failing schools? Do you dream of a new start and a [...]

U.S. News – 125 Best Places to Live in the USA

Article featured on US.News. Out of 125 cities in the USA, U.S. News & World Report have listed Lancaster, PA as #32. The city comes in with a 6.8 overall score, 7.7 for quality of [...]

U.S. News – 100 Best Places to Retire in the USA

Article featured on US.News. Lancaster, PA once again graces the top of a “Best” list! The city has taken the #2 spot on U.S. News & World Report’s “100 Best Places to Retire in the [...]

DR – 2018 Best Cities to Retire

Article featured on Dave Ramsey. Chris Hogan recently blogged on about Lancaster, PA. He highlighted the city’s place at the top of “100 Best Places to Retire in the USA” as determined by U.S. [...]