Lancaster 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.