According to a Movoto Real Estate Blog, Lancaster is the number four most exciting small city in the country.
On its website the group wrote, "We set out to apply our mathematical methods to ranking the Most Exciting Small Cities in America–places that might be scaled down in size, but where people can still do some really big things."
Active life options per capita (parks, outdoor activities, etc.)
Fast Food restaurants per capita (the fewer the better)
Percentage of restaurants that are fast food (the lower the better)
Percentage of young residents ages 20 to 34 (the higher the better)
"My initial reaction was why aren't we number one? It's an honor on the other hand. We have been doing a lot," Mayor Rick Gray told abc27. He added, "It's all working. There is a synergy all these different forces coming together."