Lancaster Series: Central Business

The Central Business District is the Place to be

Located smack dab in Lancaster’s downtown, the Central Business District is packed with stunning modern lofts, historic homes, and some of the city’s most popular amenities. This central section of the city is extremely walkable. Regardless of where you find a home in the Central Business District, you’ll have easy access to foot-friendly sidewalks along well-lit streets.

Visiting Lancaster City? Check out Central Market in the Central Business District.
Upscale Homes

First, let’s talk pricing. The upscale homes within the Central Business District sell for between $330K and $1.3-million. On the streets just outside of the district borders, you’ll find classic Lancaster rowhomes with beautiful brick detail and historic charm. 

Locals frequently find these houses along the more residential streets that run through and beyond the Central Business District, like Chestnut, Orange, and Walnut Street. Additionally, families in the area sit close to several school options. Fulton Elementary School, Carter and Macrae Elementary School, Reynolds Middle School, and Mccaskey Campus High School are all close!

Specialty Shops

A stroll along the main streets in the Central Business District will guide you beside the neighborhood’s 16 specialty foods and gourmet grocery stores. Pick up some loose-leaf teas and specialty spices at The Spice and Tea Exchange. First, buy a bag of gourmet chocolates and treats at Miesse Candies, Bonbonniere, or Sweetish Candy. Then stock up on your charcuterie board essentials at the S Clyde Weaver Smoked Meats and Cheese shop. After that, grab your groceries at the Bravo Supermarket. 

Cafes & Bakeries

The Central Business District is also loaded with all the cafes and bakeries your morning cravings could ever want. The popular Prince Street Cafe, Cafe One Eight, Passenger Coffee, Commonwealth on Queen, and Mean Mug are some of the most frequented coffee shops in Lancaster, and they all sit within the Central Business District’s borders. 

Next, swing by La Dolce Vita Courthouse Bakery and sample their classic Italian desserts, small plates, and treats. Also, If you’re vegan or gluten-free, you can enjoy home-baked goods that adhere to your dietary preferences at Scratch Bakes


Finally, this central neighborhood is also loaded with dozens of restaurants. Its diverse cuisine includes popular spots serving the Mediterranean, Mexican, Japanese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Thai, French, Indian, and traditional American cuisine. Visit Issei Noodle Lancaster for delicious vegetarian dishes. Spend a late morning at The Bread Pedaler for brunch. Sample the spicy Tikka Masala at Himalayan Curry & Grill. Or graze a French charcuterie board at Bistro Barbaret & Bakery

Looking to Move to Lancaster?

We’ve just skimmed the surface of all the satiating options and top amenities that the Central Business District has to offer. But we hope our walkthrough of it was helpful.

If you decide to take the plunge and move to burgeoning Lancaster, don’t hesitate to reach out to your friends here at the Niv Lemoine Real Estate Group. We pair people like you with the right home in their price range, and we’re here to help.