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Lancaster PA Best Places to RetireLancaster PA consistently makes the top of many lists for best places for retirees including Forbes' list of Top 10 Places to Retire. What makes it such a welcoming place for retirees? The combination of small-town friendliness, vibrant arts and cultural destinations, bustling shopping opportunities, and the close proximity to Philadelphia and Baltimore can't be beat.

Walkable Downtown Lancaster

The 20 square blocks of downtown Lancaster has dozens of destinations including dining opportunities, historical attractions, and more. Shopping in the 200 shops and galleries of downtown is an experience in itself as you choose from stores like Artsy Girl handmade cards and prints, Chubby Bubblz handmade soaps, the Herb Shop, and many more antique stores, boutique clothing stores, wine shops, and specialty stores.

Entertainment in Lancaster PA

  • Fulton Theatre, 12 N. Prince Street
    Originally opened in 1852, the Fulton Theatre is the oldest continuously operated theater in the country and only one of eight designated as National Historic Landmarks. Enjoy theatre tours, live performances, and family specials.
  • Tellus360, 24 East King Street
    Enjoy live music, farm-fresh food, intriguing art, and plenty of fun. The studio is furnished with reclaimed wood furniture, and the art and stories are fresh and original.
  • Opera Lancaster, 42 North Prince Street
    Attracting singers from New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and all over the coast, this unique non-profit organization strives to promote the art of Opera while helping developing artists nurture their careers.

Revisit History in Lancaster

The Lancaster area has a rich history and many historical destinations to learn and experience all the phases of life that the town has gone through. Here are a few can't-miss stops.

  • Lancaster Newspapers Museum, 28 South Queen Street
    Experience more than 200 years of newspaper history, especially the local Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster New Era and Sunday News.
  • Demuth Museum, 120 East King Street,
    A famous painter of the late 1800s and early 1900s, Charles Demuth created more than 1,000 unique pieces in his Lancaster home, many of which are on display here. The museum is also an educational center and features many rotating exhibits.
  • President James Buchanan's Wheatland, 230 North President Avenue
    Tour the home of the only president from the state of Pennsylvania and enjoy exhibits of political memorabilia, personal artifacts of the Buchanan family.

Lancaster Restaurants

With so much to see and do around town, knowing where to stop in for refreshments is a must. Downtown Lancaster is home to more than a dozen causal cafes and bakeries such as the Prince Street Cafe where a good cup of coffee and a delicious sandwich can be had in minutes. 

A number of fine dining opportunities are available for those times when you would like to relax and enjoy a leisurely meal. Local favorites include the French cuisine served at Citronnelle and the farm-to-table restaurant of John J. Jeffries.
 

Moving to Lancaster PA

Lancaster PA is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the slower pace of a small city surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful landscapes. The occasional Amish horse-and-buggy will share the road with you, and at the same time the big city is only a short ride away. View a list of current Lancaster condominiums and townhouses for sale. Contact Homesale Realty to find a home, schedule a showing, for a list of upcoming Lancaster open houses.

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