Quality of Life

Lancaster is a thriving and historic community offering the best of small town quality of life and big city opportunities.

Lancaster's citizens are ready for the growth that new businesses will bring, and are embracing this opportunity by taking steps to continually improve the quality of life in their community.

  • Lancaster voters approved funds for construction of five new state-of-the-art elementary schools, all of which will be open by 2017.
  • Lancaster's Downtown district has recently seen the opening of new shops, restaurants, taverns and coffee shops - all part of a coordinated revitalization effort that is paying off in new jobs.
  • The Lancaster Festival is an annual 10-day celebration of arts and music, attracting visitors from around the world.
  • Lancaster boasts nearby recreational opportunities at a variety of city, county and state parks.
  • Ohio University's Lancaster branch offers more than 1,700 students an excellent education in an intimate environment
  • National known companies such as Diamond Power Specialty Company, Anchor Hocking Glass, Ralston Foods and Cyril-Scott Company thrive in Lancaster and Fairfield County.