Lancaster Series: Stadium District

Located on the northern side of Lancaster City, the Stadium District sits wedged between Harrisburg Avenue and Fruitville Pike. Popular among families and commuters, this neighborhood is surrounded by some of the city’s top schools, and it’s just a quarter mile from the Lancaster Train Station on McGovern Ave. Lovely Lancaster homes, the Central Business District, parks, restaurants, and breweries are all at the fingertips of those who live in the Stadium District. 

A Neighborhood Full of Flavor

Residents of the Stadium District have access to some of the best pickings in the city. Locals can walk to Mean Cup on Harrisburg Avenue—one of Lancaster’s most popular cafes. After their lattes, locals can walk to Beiler’s Doughnuts and grab a half-dozen house-made pastries. A few blocks over on Queen Street, Cabalar Meat Co., The Belvedere Inn, and Souvlaki Boys Grill serve some of the most locally-loved dishes in the city. 

Drinks are easy to come by in the Stadium District. Hunger-N-Thirst and Iron Hill Brewery feature a lengthy beer list. The Fridge sells craft beer in their cozy cafe alongside sandwiches and flatbread pizzas. If you’re looking for the most thrilling date-night spot, visit Meduseld Meadery. Wear some close-toed shoes, order a pint of craft mead, and try your hand at axe throwing.

The Namesake Clipper Magazine Stadium

Lancaster locals storm this stadium to see the Barnstormers play baseball from May to October. The stadium’s concession stands scoop Lancaster-made Turkey Hill Ice Cream and Legends pass out slices of their handmade pizzas and sandwiches. Visitors can snack on soft pretzels or order a saucy dish from Hess’s BBQ at The Broken Bat. One of the stadium’s newest additions is the Swing Kindom Kids’ Play Park, where kids can explore inflatables and ride a carousel. 

Green Space to Spread Out

One mile north of the Stadium District sits Overlook Park—a massive expanse with golf courses, mini-golf, walking paths, playgrounds, a dog park, a skating rink, and a pool. On the west side of the Stadium District, locals can also easily access the Franklin & Marshall campus, park, and playground. 

Homes With a City View

The 41 W Lemon Street building houses beautiful 2-bedroom condos. This historical building’s signature feature is it’s massive round-top windows. Residents can gaze at the city lights from their own dining rooms or sip a drink and enjoy the best views from the building’s rooftop patio. The neighborhood also features many rowhomes. Four-bedroom houses sell in the Stadium District for anywhere from $150K to $315K. 

Schools Near Stadium District

This section of the city offers families a large variety of school options. Elementary Schools in the area include Ross, Thomas Wharton, and Brecht. Middle Schoolers can attend Reynolds, or Landis Run Intermediate Middle Schools. The well-rated Mccaskey Campus and the Manheim Township High School are also nearby. 

Looking to Move to Lancaster?

We hope our walkthrough the Stadium District was helpful. And if you decide to take the plunge and move to burgeoning Lancaster County, don’t hesitate to reach out to your friends here at the Niv Lemoine Real Estate Group. We match people like you with the perfect home in their price range, and we would love to help.