Ohio Magazine’s 2023-2024 Best Hometown

Lancaster, Ohio

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Spend Your Day in a Best Hometown

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.

“We ended up falling in love with Lancaster’s vibe. It was the perfect place to flex our muscles as entrepreneurs.” Brian and Emily Kellet Co-founders of STUMP
“The culture and community are so unique. We love the sense of connection. Every group we interact with is so uplifting. It’s extremely special to see these types of intimate interactions here.” Jason and David Annecy Co-owners of Gay Fad Studios
“I feel fortunate to live here and be surrounded by history. We can be immersed in our local culture [and] have unique, fantastic experiences.” Judith Cosgray Founder of Rise Up Arts Alliance
A group of friends in downtown Lancaster for Wands & Wizards Weekend

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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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