Welcome to Lancaster, PA!

Here you will find information about family considerations, local culture and more!

Welcome to Lancaster County! The decision to move to a new area can be a complex process that affects you personally and professionally.

Check out this video from LNP highlighting all that makes Lancaster County a great place to work and live!



Rental Properties

Search for rental properties

Information on Buying

Justine Dennis McPhee, Realtor

Cell: 717-690-4101

Online Housing Resources

Temporary Housing
Residential Market Information

Storage Facilities

Premier Self Storage

Home Buying Programs

LG Health Home in the City Program

Child Care

Provides information on more than 140 child care centers and programs in Lancaster County. Searchable by zip code.

Community Action Program of Lancaster County
Provides resources and support to low-income families in Lancaster County.

LG Health Child Care Benefits
Includes a list of specially discounted child care centers for LG Health employees.


American Music Theatre
Featuring both touring concerts and original shows.

The Culinary Classroom
Culinary classes offered in Lancaster.

Downtown Lancaster
Includes information on the attractions, events and culture of Lancaster City.

Dutch Wonderland
Family amusement park geared towards younger children.

The Gem Den
Local shop to buy and create original jewelry pieces.

Ghost Tours of Lancaster
Ghost tours of historic downtown Lancaster.

Hands-on House, Children’s Museum of Lancaster
Not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping kids learn.

Hershey Park
Family theme park located about 40 minutes from Lancaster in Hershey, PA, home of Hershey’s Chocolate.

Lancaster Barnstormers
Minor League Baseball team.

Lancaster Museum of Art
Admission-free museum featuring the works of local, national and international artists.

Lancaster Science Factory
Hands-on, interactive technology and science center.

Reology Studio
A creative studio event venue, specializing in creative studio social events and how-to paint workshops.


Courtyard Lancaster
Marriott hotel located less than ten minutes from the PA College Campus.

Hampton Inn Lancaster
Hotel located less than five minutes from the PA College campus.

A visitor’s guide to hotels and motels throughout Lancaster County.

Local News & Media

Fig Lancaster
Online and print magazine devoted to the latest restaurant and business openings, art shows, and upcoming local events.

Web edition of the local newspaper, LNP.

Local NBC affiliate.

Pet Care

Beau’s Dream Dog Park
Dog park in Lancaster City built when a local resident won the 2012 Beneful Dream Dog Park contest.

Choosing a Veterinarian
Resources for finding and selecting a reputable veterinarian.

The Complete Canine Center
Full-service doggie daycare center.

Dog Sports Training & Activity Center
Obedience and class center.


Lancaster County Public Schools
Directory of all the public school districts in Lancaster County

Resource to compare school districts in the area.


Park City Center
Upscale shopping mall with more than 150 stores.

Rockvale Outlets
Outlet shopping center with more than 80 stores.

Tanger Outlets
Outlet shopping center with more than 80 stores.

State and Local Governments

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Lancaster County Parks and Recreational Services
Information on area parks and trails, recreational opportunities and seasonal programs.

Lancaster County Municipalities and Schools
Lists all municipalities, district codes and school districts within Lancaster County.


Provides transportation all over the U.S., as well as city guides, walking tours, and route journey guides.

Commuter Services of PA
Offers a carpool and vanpool Ridematch program, local transit and train options, and information on biking and walking to work.

Lancaster Airport
The fourth busiest airport in the state of Pennsylvania. Services include aircraft rental, air taxi charter, flight schools and flying clubs.

Red Rose Transit Authority
Provides public transportation services to Lancaster County, including a shared-ride program for senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

Offers charter tours and other rental options.

Volunteer Opportunities in Lancaster

PA College is committed to recruiting, hiring and retaining first-rate staff and faculty. In support of that goal, the College’s Spouse/Partner Dual Career Program offers job search information and assistance to dual career spouses or partners.

If you are the spouse or partner of a newly hired full-time, benefits-eligible staff or faculty member relocating to Lancaster, the Office of Human Resources can assist you in your search for employment in the surrounding community.  PA College’s Spouse/Partner Dual Career Program is a resource and referral service for accompanying partners who are seeking employment of volunteer opportunities in the Lancaster area. These services are free and confidential.

Services offered include:

  • Curriculum vitae, resume and cover letter review
  • Interviewing tips
  • Job search strategy
  • Information regarding job openings at PA College
  • General information on employment in the region and the local hiring market
  • Identification of local employers and professional networking opportunities

The College’s Recruitment Specialist will work to arrange an initial welcome meeting by phone or in-person to discuss the spouse/partner’s background and employment interests. They are also encouraged to view the College’s available openings and submit an application.

Please note that services provided by this program do not guarantee employment at any organization or institution; these services should be viewed only as a resource. Additionally, all PA College openings follow the College’s standard application process.

Program services are available for up to one year or until employment has been secured, whichever comes first.  The program is flexible; if a spouse/partner must place the job search on hold due to unforeseen circumstances, we will work with that individual – once the spouse/partner is ready to resume his or her job search, the program services will continue.

For more information about this program, please contact the Office of Human Resources.