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Old 04-13-2007, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Nevada
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Would you say that Lancaster is a stable place or very transient? For example when i lived on Long Island we had the same neighbors for years & years, actually besides my parents most of the people on my street on Long Island are still there, so basically the entire neighborhood grew up together.

But here in Las Vegas and in Arizona its very transient. People come & go like crazy. Out here they move like every 3-4 years.

So please tell me for the most part is Lancaster County considered a stable area or are people moving in & out very often?

The three areas we are considering are the Hempfield area & Manheim, possibly Lititz.


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Old 04-14-2007, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Center City Philadelphia
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Would you say that Lancaster is a stable place or very transient? For example when i lived on Long Island we had the same neighbors for years & years, actually besides my parents most of the people on my street on Long Island are still there, so basically the entire neighborhood grew up together.

But here in Las Vegas and in Arizona its very transient. People come & go like crazy. Out here they move like every 3-4 years.

So please tell me for the most part is Lancaster County considered a stable area or are people moving in & out very often?

The three areas we are considering are the Hempfield area & Manheim, possibly Lititz.


Thank you
It's going to be more like Long Island. You'll meet people that have lived here for generations. Literally, they're like 150 years old....haha...

Actually, it's a mix. Lots of newcomers moving into Lancaster county, but still the majority of the county is filled with good 'ol country folk whose families have been there forever.
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Old 04-14-2007, 08:09 PM
 
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For the most part, Lancaster County is most like Long Island. Most of the people there have been in Lancaster forever, and the family home has been handed down for generations.

However, Lancaster is also growing at an amazing rate with newcomers because it's becoming a new suburb of the greater metropolitan area of Baltimore and Washington DC for families looking for more affordable property, better schools, and lower taxes than what's available in Maryland.
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Old 04-15-2007, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Metropolis
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For the most part, Lancaster County is most like Long Island. Most of the people there have been in Lancaster forever, and the family home has been handed down for generations.

However, Lancaster is also growing at an amazing rate with newcomers because it's becoming a new suburb of the greater metropolitan area of Baltimore and Washington DC for families looking for more affordable property, better schools, and lower taxes than what's available in Maryland.
Wouldn't that be mostly applied to York county as far as Wash/Balt expansion and Lancaster more closely tied with Philadelphia as the new exburban extension?
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Old 04-15-2007, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Wouldn't that be mostly applied to York county as far as Wash/Balt expansion and Lancaster more closely tied with Philadelphia as the new exburban extension?
Yeah, I agree more with that assessment. The Census Bureau may likely add Lancaster to the list of counties in the Philadelphia MSA within the next decade, given the increasing development, commuting and economic ties with the Delaware Valley region.
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Old 04-15-2007, 06:31 AM
 
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Lancaster is getting slammed with development.
Some of it is very undesirable.
We moved from the Lanco / Chesco area because of
it. Lanco still has lots of great places though. Check
for a WAL*MART. If a WAL*MART is close by or coming
in the area is going to be undesirable at worst or
very high density at best shortly thereafter.
This isnt a political slam on WAL*MART (which is evil),
it has to do with zoning changes that happen to the area.
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:31 AM
 
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I think mapquest only lists one Walmart in Lancaster county - where are they all, or where are they coming in? Is there a website where I could see more of the projected development for the county? I've read articles here and there that actually sounded favorable, that there were pretty signifigant efforts to protect the farming communities and not allow urban sprawl. Is there a commuter train into the Phili area, or will there be? Thanks!
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:39 AM
 
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Wouldn't that be mostly applied to York county as far as Wash/Balt expansion and Lancaster more closely tied with Philadelphia as the new exburban extension?
York and Lancaster are both counties being considered by Marylanders. For the families already living in the northeastern side of the state, it's just a few miles into Lancaster county from where they're living. And their commute is already terrible so adding an additional 20 minutes is well worth the better lifestyle offered in Pennsylvania.

Regardless of if it's Philadelphia or Maryland moving into the are (and I think it's both), Lancaster is going to be an area of continued growth. Anyone buying a house there right now can count on having a nice profit at the time they sell their house for retirement. Housing is ready becoming more expensive in the area than compared to other parts of Pennsylvania. It's just going to continue to rise. Now would be the time to buy in Lancaster and York.
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Old 04-15-2007, 11:06 AM
 
Location: New Holland, PA (20 minutes from lancaster)
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Most of the people that you will meet will have lived in Lancaster their whole lives. Many of Lancaster's citizens don't want to move out of the county because that is what they are used to. The Hispanics and Hatians that move into Lancaster City usually come and go like crazy but mostly everyone stays where they are.
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Old 04-15-2007, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Nevada
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Default Thanks for the info!

Thanks for all the responses. But just curious who here lives in Lancaster County at this time? Or who has not so long ago. I have a few more questions.

Thank you
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