I’m Not in Kansas Anymore


…and I now call Lancaster my city! It’s been a little over a year since my husband and I made the 18-hour trek from Kansas City to Lancaster, PA. Many people have asked us why we chose to leave Kansas City (and the amazing Bar-B-Que) behind and move to Lancaster.

We chose the city of Lancaster over several locations. We can walk to great dining, shopping, and entertainment venues from our row house in the city, and we’re only minutes away from the rolling hills of the Lancaster County farmland.

Here are just two of our many “First-Year-in-Lancaster-Discoveries”:

1. Lancaster has some great outdoor spaces. Our dogs, Tango and Bosko, love to walk on the local park trails. The Lancaster Central Park and East Lampeter Township Community Park are two favorites. We are also looking forward to visiting the newly renovated Buchanan Dog Park this fall. The dog park is currently undergoing a $500,000 makeover thanks to local dog-owner Angela Bauman, grand-prize winner of the Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest!

2. Lancaster County’s Historical Society is impressive! My husband and I visited the temporary downtown location last summer and were able to research the history of our 1875 row house thanks to the help of the historical librarian. The new building next to James Buchanan’s Wheatland is beautiful and one could spend hours looking through the society’s collection of county newspapers, directories, and photographs (and I have!).

There are so many amazing places to visit and so many fun things to experience in Lancaster County—a tubing trip and a covered bridge scooter tour are on this summer’s “to-do” list. Lancaster has exceeded our expectations and we are happy to call Lancaster our “home.”


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