Ross in Lancaster City

Located in northeast Lancaster, Ross emits a quiet and residential vibe. This neighborhood is where kids play outside, local shops leave waterbowls out for dog-walkers, and homeowners stay for years. Residents regularly stroll along its safe streets, lined with trees that burst with bright buds in springtime.


Ross’ roots stretch back to the late 1700s. The neighborhood was named after George Ross, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a member of the Continental Congress, and a resident of this area in Lancaster.


Today, Ross is full of parks, schools, local grocers, restaurants, pubs, and unique shops. The neighborhood is also home to Lancaster General Hospital, one of the largest employers in Lancaster county. Houses in the area offer a lot of square footage for the price tag, with most homes selling between $150K and $450K. 


This friendly neighborhood and its trimmed yards and well-maintained properties is a popular spot for families. The area offers a long list of nearby elementary schools including St. Anne School, Ross Elementary School, Wickersham Elementary School, Brecht School, and Schaeffer School. Local middle schools include Lincoln Middle School, Reynolds Middle School, Manheim Twp Middle School, and Landis Run Intermediate School. High schoolers have the option of attending Manheim Twp High School, McCaskey Campus, or Lancaster Catholic High School.


Sitting close to downtown, Ross’ residents have easy access to the Central Business District and all the surrounding major highways. Locals regularly comment on how friendly their neighbors are and the area’s low crime rates. At the nearby Sixth Ward Park, families frequently catch up or enjoy playdates. In warmer months, they can also hop over to the nearby Franklin & Marshall College property, which houses a large playground and dog park.


Within Ross’ borders, residents have access to flower and garden shops, art galleries, and health stores that sell supplements, vitamins, and natural elixers. The local Comic Book Store sells graphic novels, anime, and board games perfect for weeknights in. On weekends, locals can watch classic and contemporary plays at the Theater of the Seventh Sister.


Home to Lancaster County Coffee Roasters, Ross draws students and remote workers from across the city. This popular cafe roasts their own beans, which can be bought by the bag at most of Lancaster’s grocery stores. Their coffee has reached such a high quality that they appeal to Lancaster’s pickiest coffee connoisseurs.


Ross’ restaurants feature a diverse range of dishes. Yuzu serves Asian, Big 5 serves African, and El Morro serves Latin cuisine. Visit The Belvedere Inn for New American dishes and Stockyard Inn for Traditional American classics. Vegetarians can order flavorful plates at Souvlaki Boys. Slugger’s and Pitbullz are two popular spots for pizza. For a taste of the south, stop in at Decades or Tri-County Babecue. 


Just outside of Ross’ southern border sits the Lancaster Brewing Company, one of the city’s oldest breweies. This popular spot pumps out clean German craft beers and serves American dishes like sliders, ribs, and wild boar off of their full menu. Other nightlife spots in the area include Stubby’s Bar and Grille, Quips Pub, and Rumplebrewskin’s Bar. 


Looking to Move to Lancaster?

We hope our walkthrough of Lancaster’s Ross neighborhood 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.