In the southern part of Dallas County, Lancaster is a small, but growing suburb. As one of Dallas County’s earliest settlements, this community is proud of their rich history. Several museums and historic sites dot the city. Although many new people are moving to the area, Lancaster has deep roots and there are residents who have lived there for decades. Just 25 minutes from downtown Dallas, this city is a great option for apartment seekers looking for affordable living and a slower pace. It is out of the way enough from the big city to have its own ambiance, but close enough to access anything one could want. The people are friendly, and the community is continuously improving.
The Historic Town Square is the heart of the city, offering a charming place to eat, shop, and play. Fill up at a cozy restaurant specializing in homemade casseroles or shop for a unique gift at a specialty store. The Lancaster Visitors Center and State Auxiliary Museum informs visitors on the history of the city and state. The Lancaster Market is a monthly outdoor market held in the Historic Town Square. Local artisans and farmers gather together and share their products with the community.
Apartment seekers will find easy access to ways to stay active within their city. Lancaster Community Park is the most utilized park in the city. A pond, sports fields, hike and bike trails, a playground and an outdoor amphitheater make this a popular place for the community to gather. Lancaster’s recreation center, Senior Life Center, and Library are also located in the park. The Lancaster Recreation Center has its own indoor waterpark, jogging track, and fitness area with exercise and dance classes available. The city also has two nature preserves. Bear Creek Nature park is a peaceful park with beautiful trees and a pond. Just outside of Lancaster, Cedar Hill State park is less than a half hour away for residents interested in spending a day hiking the trails or hanging out at Joe Pool Lake.
Aviation history plays a role in this city too. The Lancaster Regional Airport is home to the Cold War Air Museum for any history or aviation buffs interested in exploring. A cool fact about this airport and museum is that part of it serves as a restoration facility that restores Cold-War era aircraft to flying status. The airport also includes the Commemorative Air Force – DFW Wing which is dedicated to the preservation of World War 2 combat aircraft. The more time you spend in Lancaster, the more you will learn about the interesting history being shared in the city.
Several annual events help to bring this close-knit community together. An annual MLK parade and gala, a July Fourth celebration, and featuring restored WW2 aircraft are a few of these yearly events. The city also sponsors initiatives throughout the year to allow residents to be a part of beautifying the area.
The city offers various restaurant choices and shopping. While Lancaster has a small-town feel, neighboring cities offer convenient access to a wide range of shopping, food, and entertainment opportunities. Less than 10 minutes from Desoto, and a quick 15 minutes to Cedar Hill, and Duncanville, residents can easily enjoy amenities of these nearby cities.
Major highways I-35 and I-20 serve the city making traveling simple and fast. From an educational stand point, Lancaster has its own school district where the majority of students attend. Dallas ISD also serves a small portion of the community. Cedar Valley College of the Dallas Community College District is located in Lancaster and provides solid and affordable access to college classes. University of North Texas at Dallas is also just north of Lancaster for those looking to pursue further education. Lancaster has dedicated community members, a friendly atmosphere, and a relaxed pace. This is a growing suburb apartment seekers should check out.