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Living in Lancaster

Although famous for its Amish population and tranquil farms, streams and low mountain panoramas, Lancaster County has much more to offer. The area brings together a blend of urban, suburban and rural, past and future, and a broad array of lifestyles. According to the 2000 Census statistics, Lancaster County is one of the largest counties in Pennsylvania. Less than 8% of the county population lives at or below the poverty line - the lowest in the state. The population is also ethnically diverse. Ethnic groups represented in the county include Caucasian, Hispanic, African-American, Asian and Native American. Lancaster County has the third largest Hispanic population in Pennsylvania.

For those interested in the more varied cultural opportunities offered in larger cities Lancaster, PA is conveniently located within relatively close proximity to several cities including: Philadelphia, PA (1hr. 30 min.), Baltimore, MD (1hr. 30 min.), Washington, DC (2 hrs 20 min.), and New York City, NY (2 hrs. 45 min.).

Lancaster County has many features to offers its family practice residents, friends and family that include good primary and secondary schools. Cultural opportunities abound at the Fulton Opera House, Lancaster Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Music, Lancaster Opera Company, art galleries, dance companies, theatre companies and special events throughout the year. Higher education institutions include Franklin & Marshall College, Elizabethtown College, Millersville University, Stevens College of Technology, the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (part of Lancaster General Health), Harrisburg Area Community College and the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design.

Travel Recommendations

Air:

Harrisburg International Airport
Philadelphia International Airport
Baltimore International Airport

Rental Cars:

ALAMO RENT A CAR
800-327-9633

AVIS CAR RENTAL
800-831-2847

DOLLAR RENT A CAR
800-800-4000

ENTERPRISE
800-261-7331

HERTZ RENT-A-CAR
800-654-3131

NATIONAL CAR RENTAL
800-227-7368

Taxi:

FRIENDLY TAXI SERVICE
625 Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17604
717-392-2222; 800-795-3278

YELLOW CAB
1278 Loop Road., Lancaster, PA 17601
717-397-8100


Bus:

GREYHOUND BUS LINES
53 McGovern Ave., Lancaster, PA 17602
717-397-4861, 800-231-2222


Rail:

AMTRAK PASSENGER STATION
53 McGovern Ave., Lancaster, PA 17602
800-USA-RAIL

Hotels

There are many great hotels in the Lancaster area however here are a few that are within just a few miles of the Suburban Pavilion where our main office is located:

Hilton Garden Inn Lancaster‎ (1.6 miles)
101 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, PA‎
717-560-0880‎

Lancaster Host Resort‎ (1.6 miles)
1861 Wickersham Ln, Lancaster, PA‎
717-393-4605‎

Leola Village Inn & Suites‎ (1.7 miles)
254 Park City Ctr, Lancaster, PA‎
717-392-2056

Fairfield Inn by Marriott‎ (1.8 miles)
150 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, PA‎
888-782-9334‎

Holiday Inn Lancaster (1.8 miles)
Rt 30 521 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, PA‎
877-865-6578‎

Best Value Inn‎ (2.2 miles)
1310 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA‎
717-397-4911


 

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