Lancaster offers residents and businesses a unique hometown city with easy access to the entire metroplex because of its location just 12 miles from downtown Dallas between Inter- state 35-E, Interstate 20 and Interstate 45. It’s a perfect city for those looking for historical heritage, open land, creeks and woods, miles of low rolling hills, and a scenic respite from the busy life of a metropolitan area.
Lancaster has been called the “complete” city, offering a diverse combination of amenities that form a well-rounded community in which to live and raise a family. 60 percent of Lancaster’s 30 square-miles is undeveloped and offers prime sites for business and residential development. With a 5,000-foot runway, the Lancaster Municipal Airport provides corporate and recreational transportation and is home to the Dallas/ Fort Worth wing of the Confederate Air Force and World War II Warbird planes.
Crescent Medical Center Lancaster is a full-service community hospital with 90 beds. The area’s public school system has an aggressive curriculum to address the needs of students at each grade level, as well as access to quality private schools. For higher education and training, Cedar Valley College is located on 353-acres along city boundaries of Lancaster and offers students post-secondary courses.
Lancaster takes pride in providing residents a strong quality of life. Families can enjoy seven parks, irrigated soccer fields, an athletic baseball complex, and lighted tennis courts and baseball diamonds. There’s also a 270-acre community park development that includes a bike and jogging trail, a pond with fishing pier, amphitheater, picnic shelters, playground equipment, athletic fields, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts and picnic facilities.
Lancaster also has a state-of-the art recreation center that features an indoor waterslide and zero-entry pool, lap pool, two gyms, a workout room and banquet facilities. The community’s 23,000 square foot library has more than 80,000 items in a variety of formats, including electronic reference databases, Internet access, audiocassettes, recorded books, videocassettes and micro- films for research. The Lancaster Library is also considered to have one of the best public library genealogy collections in the area.
Lancaster Country View Municipal Golf Course satisfies the hunger of area golf enthusiasts. The 18-hole, Class A course has many elevated greens and includes a clubhouse and restaurant. Hiking along Ten-Mile Creek is especially scenic in a 47-acre greenbelt, while the city’s historic Town Square offers shopping and dining.