Lancaster is a city of 25,000 warm and friendly people surrounded by open farmland, low rolling hills, creeks and woodlands.
Founded in 1852 as a frontier post, Lancaster is located south of the Dallas City limits. It encompasses 29.2 square miles, bordered by DeSoto to the west, Ellis County to the south, Dallas and Hutchins to the north and unincorporated areas of Dallas County to the east.
Living in Lancaster means close proximity (15 minutes) to downtown Dallas with less crowded roadways and shorter commutes. Its a community of thriving neighborhoods and businesses, both old and new, where neighbors and merchants watch out for each other and take interest in what is happening around them. Residents and business people are active in various organizations in the city, the Lions Club, Rotary International, and Masonic Lodge each having a chapter within the city.
While Lancaster enjoys the amenities of big-city life, it still maintains a small-town rural environment. It is an area of great diversity existing together, and one which celebrates this great diversity by embracing the festivals, customs and tradition of them. Strong neighborhood organizations have sprouted up over the years and active crime watches have helped decrease crime. Lancaster offers attractive quality of life amenities. The city has just constructed an $8 million recreation center, a $5 million library and a 150-acre community park. A new water tower, currently under construction, will further enhance city services.
One of the four communities in Best Southwest-Dallas County, Lancaster is active with over whelhming spirit, and its the perfect place in which to live and do business.
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