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Lancaster, Ohio - Southeast of Columbus

Looking for real estate in Columbus, OH and surrounding areas? If so, a good place to start outside of the hustle and bustle of Columbus is Lancaster. Lancaster is located just 35 miles from Columbus so residents can easily get there for entertainment or work. There are plenty of neighborhoods and great real estate in Lancaster, OH. Before you start searching the properties available in Lancaster, please check out the Greater Columbus market area data provided in the chart on this page. The chart will help you save money when making an offer by showing you what the homes in the area have sold for.

History of Lancaster, Ohio

In 1800, Ebenezer Zane established the settlement of Lancaster, Ohio where Zane's Trace crossed the Hocking River. German settlers used the road to travel west from Pennsylvania and settled Lancaster. Lancaster became an important business center in Ohio and a number of craftsmen and small businesses were located here. By 1812, Lancaster had approximately 350 residents and was the Fairfield County seat.

Lancaster experienced tremendous growth after the completion of the Lancaster Lateral Canal in 1834. The Hocking Canal connected Lancaster to Athens, Ohio, in 1841. Lancaster gained additional markets for its products in 1854, after a railroad came to town. Most early businesses were linked to agriculture, but cloth production, glass production and the drilling of natural gas also spurred Lancaster's good fortunes. Glass dinnerware produced in Lancaster spread across the United States due to the canals and railroads.

Attractions of Lancaster, OH

Today, Lancaster has more than thirty-five thousand residents. Many residents make the thirty-mile commute to Columbus each day. Lancaster also has a growing tourism industry. Among the city's attractions are the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, the Glass Museum of Ohio, and the Sherman House, birthplace of William Tecumseh Sherman,

Relocation Assistance to Lancaster, Ohio

Take advantage of the Central Ohio real estate resources that The Pacifico Group has to offer if you are relocating to Lancaster, OH. Contact me, Michael Pacifico and the team of real estate professionals to ask any questions related to home buying. To request a private tour of the Lancaster community or the Central Ohio area, please click to contact The Pacifico Group or give us a call at 614.863.3344. We’re here to help you search the Lancaster homes for sale and find the perfect one.

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