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Lancaster, PALancaster is "Not that Bad" - Honest Review
I was born and raised in Lancaster, PA. I have been here all my life, never lived any where else. I am African American and Lancaster is pre-dominately white, and I know that the town has some issues, but I still enjoyed growing up here. I don't live in the city, I live in the ourskirts which is called Manor Twp. In comparison to some of the surrounding cities (York, Harrisburg, Philadelphia) I would much rather reside in Lancaster. True the city is small and there may not be much to do, but it does have plenty of good restaurants, and a minor league baseball team, 2 of the best colleges in the state, Franklin and Marshall and Millerville University. Also, if you like shopping we have the outlets at Rockvale Square and Tanger Mill that retail designer and brand name cloting. There are also malls and our downtown specialty shops. Yes, there are some bad areas, that you might want to avoid, but just like every place in America there is crime, but we have never been on the top 10 high crime areas list. Since Lancaster is centrally located we have the advantage of being just 3 hours from New York and 1-1/2 hrs. from New Jersey, so if you do want to get-away for the week-end you won't have far to travel. Jobs have declined somewhat due to the economy, but as of this writing they are picking up. I was raised here, and I raised my son here, and he has a BA in political science. It's really not a bad place to live, it just depends on what you are seeking, in a place you want to call home.