Founded in 1729, Lancaster boasts nearly three hundred years of history. Residents can take advantage of many historical attractions that preserve the city's history. At Wheatland, the mansion of the 15th President of the United States James Buchanan, costumed guides give guests intriguing tours. The re-created 19th centurty Dutch Village at the Landis Valley Museum provides visitors an interactive taste of the city's past. Residents have many options when it comes to eateries, including Lancaster's historic Central Market, America's oldest continuously run farmers' market, where locals sell fresh produce and meat. For those wanting a meal out, several breakfast spots have great reviews and restaurants like the Lancaster Brewing Company offer an active, fun atmosphere. A few dinner theaters attract many guests with their offerings of year-round entertainment and special occasion catering.

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With a population of about 60,000, the city of Lancaster is one of the United States' oldest inland towns and offers a rich history. Many of the housing units closer to the city center are townhomes, whereas single-family homes lie on the city's outskirts. Neighborhoods like Cabbage Hill, located near downtown, offer many apartments available for rent or lease. Those who live closer to main part of the city can walk to shops and restaurants on the old, New England-style streets.

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