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-Historic interest
-Cost of living
-Central location

Cons

-Economic cycles
-Entertainment
-Low educational attainment


What Bert Has To Say About Lancaster Metro Area


Lancaster is a manufacturing and commercial center in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country. The city has dealt with unemployment issues at times, as some of its manufacturing base has disappeared, but a large hospitality industry and a diversified food processing industry remain. Downtown is older and has some historic interest. The area has also been helped by location, as it is close enough to major East Coast cities to attract small businesses, the self-employed and telecommuters looking for lower living costs and a small town lifestyle.


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Quick Facts About Lancaster


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Lancaster is 6.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lancaster jobs have Increased by 1.96 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Lancaster's cost of living is 6.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Lancaster's population is 59,339 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.82 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Lancaster is $113,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.91%.
    SCHOOLS
    Lancaster public schools spend $19,405 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.2 students per teacher in Lancaster.

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  11/28/2014
Young and Old Together

Lancaster is the nation's oldest inland city located in central PA amid Amish farmlands. Walkable and soon to be bike friendly, it offers a variety of great restaurants... (Read More)

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  1/27/2014
A Nightmare in Lancaster!

I have lived in and visited many places over my 60 years, and Lancaster, PA, is by far my least favorite. The crime is high, the air pollution is bad, urban blight is... (Read More)

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  1/27/2014
A Nightmare in Lancaster!

I have lived in and visited many places over my 60 years, and Lancaster, PA, is by far my least favorite. The crime is high, the air pollution is bad, urban blight is... (Read More)

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