Lancaster Homes for Sale & Real Estate
Lancaster, California, is a charter city located in Los Angeles County. The city has a population of about 157,000 making it the 30th most populated city in California and the 148th largest city in the country. It's the predominant city in the Antelope Valley, and has been rated by US News & World Report as one of the best places in the United States to retire. Lancaster was controlled by Los Angeles County until it was incorporated in 1977. Lancaster covers an area of 94.5 square miles and lies in the high desert near the border of Kern County. The city is approximately 70 miles north of downtown Los Angeles and is separated from the Los Angeles Basin by the San Gabriel Mountains.
Lancaster Homes for Sale and Real EstateLancaster boasts a higher than average percentage of residents who own their own homes. The average family income in Lancaster is above the national average and housing prices fall below California average, making this an affordable place to buy property. The city touts itself as a great place to raise a family.
Lancaster NeighborhoodsLike most other cities of this size, Lancaster is divided into several different neighborhoods, each with its own personality and style. Some of the major neighborhoods in Lancaster include:
Lancaster Economy and Employment OpportunitiesLancaster's economy has been driven recently by the establishment of large distribution centers for companies such as Michaels, Sygma and Rite Aid. The city proactively attracts new businesses and retail centers to town through their Redevelopment Agency, and they have been active in the revitalization of Downtown Lancaster. The top employers in Lancaster are:
Lancaster AttractionsThe city of Lancaster has endeavored to provide outdoor recreational facilities for its residents and currently features over 600 acres of parkland. Other local attractions, festivals, destinations and events include:
Lancaster Transportation and CommutingLancaster is easily accessed by several major highways and freeways including I-5, I-15 and SR 14. Local public bus service is provided by the Antelope Valley Transit Authority. Commuter rail service is provided by Metrolink. The nearest airports serving Lancaster are the Palmdale Regional Airport, Los Angeles International Airport (70 miles) and Bob Hope Airport in Burbank (60 miles).
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The average high temperature in July is 99 degrees, with an average low temperature in January of 29.2 degrees. The average rainfall is approximately 5.1 inches per year, with 1.1 inches of snow per year. No weather information available.
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