Get to know Central Pennsylvania
Lancaster, Pennsylvania – A City Authentic.
- Lancaster County has been mentioned in a 2019 survey appearing in US News as #1 place to retire in the nation and is considered as one of the "Top 50" as the best place to live in the country, an amazing accomplishment (source: US News and World Report).
- Forbes.com also recognized Lancaster as "one of the 10 coolest cities to visit". What is driving these rankings? Lancaster gets great marks for the number of new and refurbished housing developments, and the upcoming RebmansAffordable Housing Project, located at 800 South Queen Street, will provide some much-needed affordable housing.
- Lancaster's healthcare resources are world-class and offered primarily by the University of Pennsylvania health care system along with UPMC, WellSpan, and others. Other factors considered to determine scoring were happiness, desirability, retiree taxes, and the local area's job market.
- According to the United States Federal Reserve, the city's primary industries include healthcare, manufacturing, tourism, and public administration.
- We plan to start construction in early 2022 or before (subject to permitting and other approvals). We plan to start pre-leasing residential apartments and commercial spaces in early 2023 or before.
- Our city believes in innovation, welcomes diversity, loves inclusion, and reports a relatively low crime rate.
- Lancaster also has over 770 non-profit organizations supporting community needs (source:guidestar.org). These non-profits are not just on paper; they actually care and are always doing great things for the community.
- Lancaster is a charming place to live, invest and enjoy life with peace of mind. Even with COVID, the restaurant scene offers some in-dining and plenty of outdoor dining options, with many different choices from upscale eateries to informal dining. It has also become very artsy and cultural, plus it is great for all ages, especially families with kids and retirees.
- It's proximity to major cities such as New York (less than 3 hours away by train or car), New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware (all-around 2 hours away), and approximately 6 hours to Niagara Falls in Canada or Virginia Beach.
- It is a city with a rich and intriguing heritage dating back to colonial times.
- Once America's largest inland city and the Capital of the United States for one day, our exquisite food, creative art, experiences, and activities are for all ages, tastes, and more. Enjoy the many things to see and do in Lancaster City and understand why we focus on supporting our city's working families.
- Nestled in the fertile Susquehanna River Valley of South -Central Pennsylvania, York is a day's drive to 40% of our nation's population and 60% of Canada's population. Over 3,400 miles of roads, interstates, two Class I railroads, easy access to two international airports, and close proximity to two ports, York County is equipped with a sophisticated transportation network.
- With big-city amenities and small-town charm, York offers something for everyone. Known as the "Factory Tour Capital of the World" and the "Snack Food Capital of the World," visitors and residents can soak up cultural programming in the heart of historically edgy Downtown York or spend the day hiking and kayaking on the Susquehanna River or in Codorus State Park (to name a few).
- York possesses a dynamic workforce in the midst of rapidly changing economic and technological advances.
- As the needed labor force evolves, York continues to stay on the cutting-edge of addressing the workforce's needs.
- York offers a robust Workforce Development department to engage employers, educators, and community partners to create a life-long learning environment that attracts and retains strong businesses and a diverse, talented workforce critical for sustaining a vibrant community and a growing, innovative economy.
- Affordable/Workforce housing is a critical element of this program.