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Overview of Lancaster

The city of Lancaster is located in central Ohio, approximately 27 miles southeast of Columbus. The city is situated in Fairfield County and considered part of the Columbus metropolitan area. Lancaster apartments for rent offer an attractive option for joining approximately 40,000 residents living across 18.84 square miles of land.

Lancaster's prime location is alongside major road Route 33 and next door to Fairfield County Airport. For international air travel, Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus is roughly 40 minutes northwest of Lancaster.

Living in Lancaster, OH

The land on which Lancaster is located today was previously inhabited by Native American tribes, and their defeat at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794 and the signing of the Treaty of Greenville in 1796 made the area safe for European settlement. Colonel Ebenezer Zane of Wheeling founded Lancaster on November 10, 1800, and it was incorporated as a town in 1831.

Lancaster offers its residents with family-friendly suburban and rural living. The town is situated in a region of rich agriculture, and many farms pepper the land, from swine to dairy and beef cattle farms. Mt. Pleasant is a well-known landmark in Lancaster; it is a striking rock formation that rises 300 feet above the surrounding plain, providing a stunning view of the town. The average household size is 2.32 people.

Lancaster Attractions and Special Events

Visitors as well as those living in Lancaster apartments have many attractions to enjoy and take advantage of, including numerous historical sites and important landmarks. The Fairfield County Fairgrounds are located at the foot of the rising Mt. Pleasant, founded in 1850, encompassing 65 acres and annually hosting the oldest fair in Ohio.

Visitors can also head to Rising Park, a municipal park surrounding the base of Mt. Pleasant. The park is known for its picturesque setting and is often referred to as the most beautiful park in Lancaster. There is a well-maintained pond for fishing and feeding ducks, a large playground for children, shelter houses for get-togethers and a trail that leads up to the top of Mt. Pleasant.

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Columbus, OH 43207

$535 - $675

Studio-3 Beds1 Bath

Columbus, OH (Milbrook, South Columbus)


$535 - $675

Studio-3 Beds1 Bath

Columbus, OH 43209

From $690

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Columbus, OH (Berwick, East Columbus)


From $690

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Columbus, OH (East Columbus, English Village)


$619 - $759

2-3 Beds1-2 Baths
4

Bexley, OH 43209

$599 - $799

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Bexley, OH (East Columbus, Sheridan Park)

(4)

$599 - $799

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Grove City, OH 43123

$750 - $825

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

1

Columbus, OH 43203

$800 - $1100

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Columbus, OH (King-Lincoln Bronzeville)


$800 - $1100

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
4

Columbus, OH 43206

$995 - $1695

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Columbus, OH (Brewery District, South Columbus)

(4)

$995 - $1695

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Columbus, OH 43215

$1045 - $2045

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Columbus, OH (Brewery District, South Columbus)


$1045 - $2045

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Columbus, OH 43230

From $898

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Columbus, OH (Preserve South)


From $898

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
124

Columbus, OH 43219

$832 - $1307

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Columbus, OH (Bridgeview, Northeast Columbus)

(124)

$832 - $1307

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Columbus, OH 43215

$957 - $2912

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Columbus, OH (Downtown)


$957 - $2912

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Columbus, OH 43215

$997 - $3109

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Columbus, OH (Downtown)


$997 - $3109

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Columbus, OH 43215

$1221 - $2250

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Columbus, OH (Downtown)


$1221 - $2250

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Columbus, OH (University District, Weinland Park)


From $1125

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
13

Columbus, OH 43219

From $949

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Columbus, OH (Easton, Northeast Columbus)

(13)

From $949

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
90

New Albany, OH 43054

$840 - $2094

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

New Albany, OH (Albany Commons)

(90)

$840 - $2094

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
7

New Albany, OH 43054

$855 - $1380

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

New Albany, OH (Central College)

(7)

$855 - $1380

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
11

Gahanna, OH 43230

From $719

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Gahanna, OH (Appian)

(11)

From $719

1-3 Beds1 Bath