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