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About Ohio's Best Hometown

In 2023, Lancaster, Ohio, was recognized as a Best Hometown by Ohio Magazine, solidifying the city as a great place to live, work, and visit. The story about this designation was published in the November/December 2023 and (upcoming) July/August 2024 issues of the magazine. On December 2, 2023, the Best Hometown honor was accepted by former Mayor David Scheffler, Executive Director of Destination Downtown Lancaster Amanda Everitt, and Executive Director of Visit Fairfield County Jonett Haberfield followed by the community’s annual tree lighting and Winterfest celebrations. In 2024, the city plans to further celebrate this designation with “Best Hometown Signature Events,” and by telling the stories of those who make the community special.

From Ohio Magazine:

“To determine the honorees, Ohio Magazine solicited nominations and conducted site visits across the state in the spring and summer. The editors evaluated the nominees in six categories — Community Spirit, Education, Entertainment, Health and Safety, Business Environment and Culture and Heritage — to help finalize their selections.”

Lancaster, Ohio on the cover of Ohio Magazine Best Hometown 2023-2024 edition.

Read Ohio Magazine's Article on Lancaster

"A rich history, downtown revival and location with easy access to both Columbus and the Hocking Hills make this Fairfield County community a great place to live and visit."

Spend Your Day in a Best Hometown

Three colleagues raising cups of beer to each other on a sunny day at O'Huids in Lancaster.

Planning Your Trip to Ohio's Best Hometown: Lancaster, Ohio

Recently, Ohio Magazine announced Lancaster, Ohio as one of the state’s best hometowns alongside Celina, Cuyahoga Falls, Grove City, and Sharonville! To determine honorees, Ohio Magazine conducted site visits earlier this year and based their decision on six categories – Community Spirit, Education, Entertainment, Health and Safety, Business Environment, and Culture and Heritage.

Meet the Locals

We asked and they answered! Hear what locals love about Lancaster.

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Get Involved in the Community

Whether you are looking to volunteer, start a new business, or network with other community members, Destination Downtown Lancaster and the Lancaster Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce offer resources and opportunities to get involved in Lancaster.

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