About Lancaster, PA


Dutch Country charm with sweeping country vistas and big-city amenities

Surrounded by abundant farmland, Lancaster, Pennsylvania is located in south central Pennsylvania and is most well-known as the gateway to Pennsylvania Dutch Country, one of the largest Amish communities in the world. While the Amish have made a choice to live without many modern amenities, the city of Lancaster couldn't have more of them, offering a big-city feel in an idyllic setting. The city has family-friendly attractions like the Science Factory and Dutch Wonderland with the Turkey Hill Experience and Herseypark also nearby.

Lancaster has a long tradition of fine craftsmanship for furniture. This tradition has begun to grow with a large number of arts and culture centers including a chamber orchestra and regional theater, and a full calendar of events throughout the year. It is also has award-winning restaurants and a bustling downtown district. Lancaster is also home to Franklin & Marshall College, founded in 1787, one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the country founded on contributions from Benjamin Franklin.

With the mix of academics, family friendly activities and city amenities, Lancaster has something to offer everyone. The homes for sale and living options reflect this and because, similar to Harrisburg, the cost of living is below the national average, it is a very affordable area to purchase in.

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Elementary Schools near Lancaster, PA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Carter And Macrae Elementary School KG - 05 500 12 17603
Centerville Elementary School KG - 06 515 14 17601
Elizabeth R Martin Elementary School KG - 08 750 16 17603
Fritz El School KG - 06 710 15 17601
Hambright El School KG - 06 625 15 17603
Lafayette El School PK - 05 520 14 17603
Mountville Elementary School KG - 06 640 15 17554
Nitrauer School KG - 04 487 15 17601

Middle Schools near Lancaster, PA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Centerville Middle School 07 - 08 600 14 17601
Landis Run Intermediate School 05 - 06 950 14 17601
Manheim Twp Middle School 07 - 08 950 13 17603
Manor Middle School 07 - 08 540 13 17603
Reynolds Middle School 06 - 08 580 11 17603
Wheatland Middle School 06 - 08 590 12 17603

High Schools near Lancaster, PA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Conestoga Valley Senior High School 09 - 12 1,371 14 17601
Manheim Twp High School 09 - 12 1,600 14 17601

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