City of Lancaster

Town Square

To appreciate and understand the spirit of Lancaster, one must only visit the city’s 156-year-old Historic Town Square. Visitors can take a step back in time while exploring a number of unique shops and restaurants. The site also hosts the traditional “Second Saturday on the Square,” which brings neighbors together for music and entertainment.


Lancaster is a city where old meets new, with a diverse community celebrating its past and its future.

Thriving Community

For year-round fun and fitness, Lancaster boasts a state-of-the-art recreational center that includes an indoor water park, indoor and outdoor walking trails, and a 150-acre community park. The adjacent library features one of the best genealogy collections in Texas for family research. With thriving businesses, schools and neighborhoods, Lancaster offers a strong spirit of community while embracing its historic foundation.
Lancaster holds a unique identity that sets the vibrant city apart from others in the Metroplex.
Residents and visitors enjoy museums such as the Cold War Air, Commemorative Airforce, and State Auxiliary museums. The community boasts an active lifestyle with a regionally acclaimed aquatic center, wilderness hiking trails, world class golf course, disc golf, and a dog park.

Lancaster is located 15 minutes from downtown Dallas.

It is the only community adjacent to Dallas that still offers a pristine rural setting. The city is the most strategic transportation hub in the region – and possibly in Texas. The Lancaster Regional Airport has a 6,500 foot runway, soon to be expanded to 8,000 feet; freight rail services are available and the community is bordered by IH-20, IH-35, the future Loop 9 and only a few miles away from IH-45. Lancaster is rapidly expanding and developers are investing at a record setting pace. One million s/f facilities and spec buildings are emerging out of the ground every year.

The Historic Town Square landmarks a city settled during the Republic of Texas years.

It features several restaurants, a candy shop, and other retail stores. The district echoes historic figures that walked the streets downtown. Visitors imagine Pat Garret holding hands and walking the sidewalks with the young lady he was trying to win over; the nervousness of Clyde Barrow before he robbed his first bank while Bonnie waited for him in a get-a-way car just a mile away; James Younger sharing stories with his sister about his adventures with Frank and Jesse James; “Spanky” McFarland sharing his excitement about his new downtown business with the rest of the “Little Rascals”; and Dizzy Dean bragging about his 1934 World Series win. Click here for the full story.

This trendsetting community promotes diversity and engagement,

valuing services as an intricate part of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Our citizens enjoy the pleasure of convenient living, quality schools, attractive corridors and strikingly impressive facilities. We welcome you to the city of Lancaster.

Annual celebrations include:

  • Art for Autism
  • Christmas in Olde Towne Lancaster
  • Dinner in the Gardens
  • Juneteenth
  • Lancaster Lights
  • Lancaster’s Got
  • Lancaster’s Got Talent
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Battle of the Bands
  • MusicFest
  • OktoberFest
  • Old-Fashioned 4th of July
  • Tour of Homes
  • Warbirds on Parade