Lancaster, Pennsylvania 

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Population

59,339

7% Growth

Unemployment Rate

6.3%

Median Income

$33,772

Avg. Home Price

$127,200

Best Places to Live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Small city - Southeastern Pennsylvania, 80 miles west Philadelphia
Pros
-Historic interest
-Cost of living
-Central location
Cons
-Economic cycles
-Entertainment
-Low educational attainment

Local Listings in Lancaster, PA
 $129,900 
140 Grandview Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 | 1256 SqFt
 $129,900 
140 Grandview Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 | 1256 SqFt
 $131,500 
48 Riverside Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 | 1080 SqFt
 $127,500 
529 Prospect St
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 | 762 SqFt

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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Pennsylvania
County: Lancaster County
Metro Area: Lancaster Metro Area
City: Lancaster
Zip Codes: 17603 17602
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 351 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lancaster is 6.3% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lancaster jobs have increased by 1.96%. Learn More...

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lancaster's cost of living is 7.00% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Lancaster's Cost of Living

POPULATION
Lancaster's population is 59,339 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.82%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lancaster is $127,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.74%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Lancaster

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. Learn More...


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Housing Market in Lancaster

It's a good time to buy in Lancaster. Home Appreciation is up 7.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Lancaster Real Estate or Find top agents in Lancaster

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Reviews for Lancaster   12 Reviews
Young and Old Together - 11/28/2014
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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A Nightmare in Lancaster! - 1/27/2014
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

A Nightmare in Lancaster! - 1/27/2014
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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ZIP CODES IN LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA
17603 17602

NEW LISTINGS IN LANCASTER PA
$129,900
140 Grandview Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

$131,500
48 Riverside Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 |

$127,500
529 Prospect St
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 |

$119,900
526 S Duke St
Bed 5 | Bath 2.0 |

$135,000
208 E New St
Bed 5 | Bath 2.0 |

$129,900
534 Spruce St
Bed 4 | Bath 1.0 |

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