Whether you're looking for a quiet life in the country or prefer to live in the thick of a bustling downtown scene, living in Lancaster County, PA offers something for everyone. One of the oldest inland towns in the United States, Lancaster City has seen a renaissance in recent years and is home to a thriving arts community. If you step outside the city, beautiful rolling hills and the rich culture of Amish country provide a peaceful backdrop for modern country living. From stately historic farmhouses to modern condominiums, there are many Lancaster homes available to fit your lifestyle.
Jam-packed with art galleries, museums, historical attractions, restaurants, theaters and shops, Lancaster City features a rich history rooted in tradition. If you're an artsy type, check out the Demuth Museum or Art & Glassworks in the heart of historic Lancaster. Then take in a show at the Fulton Theatre, which features musicals, plays and education programs for people of all ages. The charming Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre offers top-quality interactive theater and award-winning local cuisine.
The Lancaster Central Market is the oldest continuously run farmers' market in the United States. From Pennsylvania Dutch specialties such as scrapple to locally-raised produce and meat, it's the perfect place to grab a cup of coffee and a donut with friends. From fresh, healthy Asian delights at Sa La Thai to seasonal, sustainable fine dining at John J. Jefferies, Lancaster has a thriving food scene. Sample some of the area's finest craft brews at the Lancaster Brewing Company and stay for a bite of comfort pub food with a twist.
There's plenty to do outside the city as well. This lush ornamental Garden of the Five Senses overlooks the Conestoga River and is open to the public year-round. Relaxing and serene, this beautiful and peaceful garden provides stimulation for all the senses. For you skateboarders and rollerbladers out there, The Skate Park at 826 Eshelman Mill Road offers a unique full pipe, a winding 600-foot entrance path and two curved concrete benches that can be skated as well. Lancaster County is home to the oldest Amish settlement in the United States, where people live a centuries-old "Plain" lifestyle and horse and buggy is still a primary form of transportation. Take a tour of the Pennsylvania Amish countryside and shop for handmade crafts, furniture and food at the Amish Village Store, Gift Shop and Smokehouse, and check out some authentic Pennsylvania Dutch cooking at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Bargain hunters will love the Tanger Outlets located near Route 30 East in Lancaster.
From the city to the country, Lancaster County, PA is an amazing place to call home. If you are thinking of relocating to our vibrant community, our REALTORS® in Lancaster can help you find a home you'll love. For more information on living in Lancaster, contact me today.