Lancaster City One of the Ten Fastest Growing Passenger Rail Hubs
Since 1997, the ridership at the Lancaster Station has grown 257 percent, rising from 207,073 riders then to 740,587 last year. This growth has begun to garner the attention of politicians and think tanks who have been looking at the role of public transportation. Lancaster City now finds itself among the ten fastest growing passenger rail hubs in America. Incidentally, Harrisburg finds itself on the same list, making this spur from Philadelphia of particular interest to planners. Click here for more.
In the Spotlight: Todd Smith
Lancaster City Councilman, Todd Smith, is spotlighted in the Lancaster Sunday News. His favorite websites include lancastercityliving.com. Who knew? Look for Todd Smith among your neighbors. For the rest of the interview Click Here.
Lancaster's Central Market Makes CNN's "world's best fresh markets"
As the oldest continuously operating farmer's market in America, Lancaster's Central Market is a special place. Apparently CNN agrees. In its July 2012 list of the world's best fresh markets, Lancaster's market ranks #8 and is one of only two from the United States. Read more from CNN or
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What's in the Central Business District?
...probably more than in any other neighborhood. Still, many people own homes in the Central Busines District and, luckily, those from other nieghborhoods are within easy walking distance. Click here for more
What's in Chestnut Hill?
Whether you are planning to buy a home in this attactive neighborhood or simply visiting, check this link to find out what's there. Click here for more.
What's in College Park?
Anchored by Franklin and Marshall College, this area combines the best of tree-lined neighborhoods and the energy of a lively college setting. Click here for more.
What's in the Stadium District?
The arrival of Clipper Stadium and the Lancaster Barnstormers changed this neighborhood forever. Want to know more about what's here? Follow this link: Click here for more.
What's in the West End?
There's a lot more to the West End nighborhood than meets the eye. Amid this enclave of tree-lined streets are a variety of amenties and places of interest. Click on this link for more: Click here for more.
Kiplinger's - Lancaster a Real Estate 'Safe Haven'
Forbes Magazine thought highly of Lancaster's position in these tough economic times. Apparently, so does Kiplingers. Says Kiplingers, "...in certain pockets across the country the damage has been minimal -- if not nonexistent. We found six cities with slow, steady growth, using data from Fiserv Lending Solutions, a home-price research company. These cities' local economies have kept unemployment and foreclosure rates below average. Plus, their affordability index -- a measure of home prices versus family income -- is low." Curious? Click Here for More
Lancaster's Low Carbon Footprint
Walkability means a greener Lancaster. The "Shrinking Carbon Footprint of Metropolitan America," by the Brookings Institution discusses the problems created by America's growing carbon footprint. Cities, as it turns out, have only a fraction of the carbon output per resident than the suburbs. Interestingly, Lancaster City is one of the areas profiled in the report. In the lineup, Lancaster comes in 29th best (2nd in auto emissions). The profile also breaks down the sources of carbon output. What does this mean? Click Here for More