Founded in 1852 as a frontier post, Lancaster is one of the oldest communities in the Dallas, Texas, area. And its future has never looked brighter.

In 2005, Lancaster was the only Texas community selected as an All-American City finalist and one of only 30 finalists nationwide. This prestigious recognition was the result of Lancaster’s successful implementation of a series of broad-based, community-supported programs.

The city’s pro sustainable-growth stance has helped usher in a new era of prosperity. In recent years Lancaster has enjoyed:

  • Record residential growth
  • Record industrial expansion (Brenntag Southwest, Swift, Argent/ProLogis)
  • Upgraded municipal bond rating (S&P “A”)
  • $110 million LISD bond package passed by 3:1 margin
  • City-wide “Triple Freeport”
  • Over $3 million expansion of Lancaster Airport
  • $16.8 million bond package also passed by 3:1 margin

Lancaster’s pro quality-growth Mayor, Council and city staff are securing a brighter future by saying “yes” to new growth initiatives including:

  • Yes to a preferred alignment of Loop 9
  • Yes to a comprehensive land use plan
  • Yes to an updated and ambitious thoroughfare plan
  • Yes to an I-20 traffic access plan developed by property owner input and extensive Texas Department Of Transportation (TxDOT) coordination
  • Yes to a series of special overlay districts to further promote unique development opportunities
  • Yes to an ambitious “LNC” Airport Master Plan

Exemplary Workforce and Education Facilities

Lancaster’s position within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex ensures access to a large, high quality workforce. Lancaster also enjoys proximity to the University of North Texas, Dallas, the only accredited four-year public university in Dallas County.

In May 2005, Lancaster residents celebrated the centennial of its public school system and the opening of several facilities as part of the $110 million bond package, including a $65 million new high school and athletic facility.

Looking Toward The Future

Lancaster is committed to quality growth and further diversification of its economic base. The city is actively seeking additional economic development in the following sectors:

  • Light manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Retail shopping and restaurants
  • Logistics and distribution facilities