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  • Living in Lancaster County

    Although famous for its Amish population and tranquil farms, streams and low mountain panoramas, Lancaster County has much more to offer. The area brings together a blend of urban, suburban and rural, past and future, and a broad array of lifestyles. The population is ethnically diverse. Ethnic groups represented in the county include Caucasian, Hispanic, African-American, Asian and Native American. Lancaster County has the third largest Hispanic population in Pennsylvania.

    Lancaster County has many features including a low cost of living, a strong economy, diverse shopping and retail options, outdoor recreation including biking and hiking trails, and good primary and secondary schools. Cultural opportunities abound, from music to art to food. The restaurant scene in Lancaster has exploded in recent years and the downtown area is known for its architecture, local boutiques, and art galleries.

    Lancaster is conveniently located within relatively close proximity to several major east coast cities including: Philadelphia, PA (1 hr. 30 min.), Baltimore, MD (1hr. 30 min.), Washington, DC (2 hrs 20 min.), and New York, NY (2 hrs. 45 min.).


    • Excellent primary and secondary public and private schools

    • Central Market, the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmer’s market, open year-round

    • Lancaster Barnstormers–Atlantic League Professional baseball

    Cultural Opportunities

    • Fulton Theatre

    • Art museums including Lancaster Museum of Art and Demuth Museum

    • Live music venues including Chameleon Club

    • Opera Lancaster

    • Art galleries

    • Dance & theater companies

    • Weekly, free outdoor concerts at Long’s Park during the summer

    • Lancaster Symphony

    • Sight & Sound Theatre

    Educational Opportunities

    • Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

    • Franklin & Marshall College

    • Millersville University

    • Harrisburg Area Community College

    • Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

    • And other secondary educational institutions

    Refugee Health in Lancaster

    The Pennsylvania Action Coalition hosted a podcast with Alice Yoder, LG Health Executive Director of Community Health, to discuss Lancaster County’s approach for delivering care to refugees and how community stakeholders collaborate to address public health issues among refugees. Click here to listen to the podcast.


    To learn more about Lancaster County and Central Pennsylvania, visit:

    Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry

    Relocating in Central Pennsylvania



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