Lancaster, South Carolina, is an ideal place to settle in and call home. The area is rich in history, offers highly acclaimed public schools, a network of parks and trails, and provides a wide variety of things to do and places to go.
Living in Lancaster
Lancaster is a city in Lancaster County that spans 5.81 square miles in the 29720-zip code. The area is home to just over 9,000 residents, among whom the median household annual income as of 2019 is estimated at $32,720, making it one of the more affordable bedroom communities of North Carolina on the South Carolina side.
Single-family homes hold median values of about $280,000, with an average of $298,950. Townhomes and condos have median values of $274,000, with an average of $264,773.
Homes for Sale in Lancaster
Things to Do in Lancaster
The Lansford Canal State Park houses the largest population of Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies, which bloom along the Catawba River each year and can be viewed from May through mid-June from the park. There’s a one-and-a-half-mile round-trip hike down the Canal Trail, which takes you to a spectacular overlook where you can view the spider lilies.
There are several parks that enhance the city, including Andrew Jackson State Park.
Lancaster hosts the Red Rose Festival in May every year in the downtown area.
You can also visit the Kilburnie Inn at Craig Farm.
Education in Lancaster
The area’s public education system is governed by the Lancaster County School District, which serves the entire county with 13 elementary schools, five middle schools, and five high schools.
The Carolina Christian Academy is the city’s primary parochial, private school, although there are several other religious and secular private schools throughout surrounding communities.
Lancaster is also home to the University of South Carolina Lancaster – USC Lancaster, which is part of the South Carolina University system. There is also a plethora of additional higher education opportunities within 50 miles of the city.
The Climate in Lancaster
This region enjoys a generous amount of sunshine, tracking 218 sunny days, almost two weeks more than the U.S. average of just 205 days. With all that sun comes warm temperatures, hovering at about 89.7 degrees in July for the summer high, with humidity.
The area receives a tad more rain than the national average, measuring just over 43 inches compared to the country’s 38.1 inches. There’s not much snow, however. The national average for snowfall is 27.8 inches, but this region only gets about 2.3 inches. Altogether, there are approximately 104.9 days when the precipitation is measurable.
Low winter temperatures in January drop to just below freezing at 30 degrees.
Transportation in Lancaster
Lancaster is a short drive from Charlotte, North Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina.
There are also two airports within a 20-mile radius of the city – Lancaster Regional Airport and Charlotte/Douglas International Airport – where commuters can catch flights to other major hubs or smaller towns.
The overall quality of life in Lancaster is quite nice, especially when you consider the cost of living. Both the housing market and job market are stable in this community, making it an attractive place for residents to settle down. The schools are well-regarded, the climate is rather pleasant, and there’s an abundance of things to do in the community.
When you’re shopping for your ideal house in South Carolina, consider the quaint community of Lancaster. For more information, reach out to your local real estate agent, Jana Jeanette.
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