Lancaster is the eighth largest city in Pennsylvania. It is located in the southeast corner of the state between the Harrisburg and Philadelphia. Nestled between two branches of the Connestoga River, it is home of the Pennsylvania School of Arts and Design and a thriving arts community. There are many galleries located right around the arts school. A block below Gallery Row, you can find the nation’s oldest continually operating theater, one of only three named to the Historic Landmark.
It is an urban community filled with galleries and boutiques while its surrounded by farmland and industry. Regional produce is sold downtown in the nation’s oldest farmer’s market. The Lancaster Central Market has been in continual operation since 1730. For nearly three centuries, Lancastrians have gathered at Market to procure fresh items and have morning coffee and sweets. Music often wafts through the brick alleys that surround the 18th century building.
Lancaster consistently ranks among the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Its companies are regularly ranked among the best by the Department of Community and Economic Development. It is an affordable place to live; the average four bedroom home sells for $280,000.00. It is a easy place to walk with plenty of boutiques, restaurants and cafes in easy distance from most homes, especially on the West End.