About the Area

Lancaster, Ohio is a charming city that is tucked off of the beaten path. On the drive through town, the abundance of farms, fields, and verdant landscapes speak to the area's rural roots and laid-back lifestyle, which charm visitors and residents alike. At the city's center, you'll find a bustling downtown filled with shops, restaurants, and services all packed into historic brick buildings along Main Street. Lancaster truly embodies the best of both worlds: an escape from the big city that is still close enough to access the amenities of Columbus. Welcome home!

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Lancaster at a Glance

Getting Around

Major Roads: US-33
Travel & Commute: To Columbus: 40 min
Parks & Rec: 23 Park Facilities, 2 Community Pools, Soccer Complex


Population: 40,763 (2021)
Local Schools: Lancaster City Schools

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Shopping & Dining

Everything you need you can find in Lancaster! Main Street is a hot spot for local shopping and dining, while the River Valley Mall a couple of miles away has national restaurant and retail favorites all in one place.


Parks & Recreation

Take a hike along the scenic Fairfield Heritage Trail, challenge your neighbors to tennis, or cool off during the summer at one of the city's two swimming pools. With more than a dozen parks sprinkled throughout town, Lancaster promises a fun experience for everyone!


Events & Entertainment

Lancaster's annual events are a great way to celebrate the city's past, present, and future. Be sure to experience all of the community fun during the Maple Tapping Festival, Frontier Spirit 1799 reenactments, Friday night concerts, and the Pumpkin Hike.


Popular Attractions

Lancaster has dozens of interesting landmarks, but there are a few must-sees. Stop by the Ohio Glass Museum to take a glassblowing class, tour a 19th-century home at the Sherman House Museum, and browse the unique exhibits on display at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio.

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Are you eager to explore the beauty of Lancaster, Ohio? The Shaffer Team is here to assist you in finding your ideal home in this wonderful community. Renowned for its unique charm, thriving atmosphere, and excellent schools, Lancaster is a special place to call home.