RBF Loves Lancaster
Your day is made up of more than just your working hours, so when you’re searching for your next opportunity don’t just look at company culture. Find a firm in a community you’ll be happy to call your home! Here are the top seven reasons we love living (and working) in Lancaster County:
1. It has a rich history!
Formed in 1729, the county of Lancaster has nearly 300 years of significant events and stories to explore. History buffs will love learning about famous residents like Thaddeus Stevens, President James Buchannan, and Lydia Hamilton Smith, among others. In fact, Lancaster served as the capital of the United States for one day in 1777, a feat celebrated every September 27th with the local holiday, Capital Day.
2. It is a welcoming place!
We aren’t just saying that, either. Lancaster City, the county’s seat, is recognized as “America’s refugee capital” for resettling 20 times more refugees per capita than the rest of the nation and became a certified Welcoming City in 2019. This dynamic mix of culture and traditions makes Lancaster a one-of-a-kind place to live!
3. It is the best of both worlds!
If deciding between the city and the country has you stuck, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in Lancaster. The county is known for its rural countryside and farmland, while the city boasts a bustling downtown landscape. If you’re searching for a place where you can enjoy a skybox suite on Friday night, and snuggle a baby goat on Saturday morning, look no further.
4. It has delicious things to eat!
If you consider yourself a foodie, Lancaster has you covered. From traditional Amish treats at the country’s oldest continually operating public farmers market to restaurants offering modern Bhutanese and Trinidadian cuisine, and everything in between, you’ll always find something tasty to satisfy your cravings. Lancaster eateries even receive national recognition, with the food scene in Lancaster being highlighted in the New York Times and Chellas Arepa Kitchen coming in at number 11 on Yelp’s top 100 Places to Eat in the US.
5. It has miles of outdoors to explore!
When it is time to shut down your screens, Lancaster has plenty of places to get in touch with nature. The Lancaster Conservancy protects over 5,000 acres of land for conservation and public use, and the Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation manages 2,055 acres and offers year-round recreational and educational opportunities.
6. It is a great place for music lovers!
Lancaster County is home to Rock Lititz, a one-of-a-kind production community where artists can find everything, they need to design stage shows and rehearse for performances. Even publications like Rolling Stone have recognized it as a go-to for stars prepping their tours. The 108-acre campus features production and studio facilities, as well as a venue for live music, a brewery, and a boutique hotel.
7. It is getting recognized!
We aren’t the only ones who love our community. Lancaster has been recognized on lots of best of lists as a great place to visit, live, and retire by publications like Forbes and US News & World Report. Baltimore magazine sums it up nicely: “Lancaster holds on to tradition while embracing innovation and the future.”
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