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Located in the Southwest portion of Dallas County, the City of Lancaster is approximately 15 minutes south of Dallas and is well situated to access the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex, one of the largest and most diverse in the nation.

Lancaster has excellent freeway access, with Interstates 20, 35 and 45 adjacent to or in the community. The City’s 33 square miles is bordered by IH-35E to the west, Ellis County to the South, Dallas (Interstate IH20) to the north and Hutchins (Interstate IH45) to the east. Lancaster is in close proximity to DART light rail service to downtown Dallas and other locations. Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport are within a short driving distance.

The campuses of Cedar Valley College and Mountain View College of the Dallas County Community College District, the University of North Texas at Dallas, Dallas Baptist University and Northwood University are conveniently located to the area. The Lancaster Independent School District serves the public educational needs of the community at the elementary and secondary levels. Through the years, Lancaster has been able to retain its own distinct identity while still being a valuable part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex area.

In 1988 Lancaster became a member of the Best Southwest Partnership, an organization including the Cities and Chambers of Commerce of Lancaster, Cedar Hill, DeSoto and Duncanville. The four Cities are all in close proximity to each other and they have cooperated on economic development, legislative issues, joint purchasing, public safety mutual aid and numerous other beneficial endeavors.

The result has been improved working relationships among the four member Cities. In 2010 six associate member cities Ferris, Glenn Heights, Hutchins, Midlothian, Ovilla, and Wilmer joined the partnership and in 2011 Red Oak joined. The spirit of cooperation among eleven communities provides a competitive advantage when attracting attention to Southwest Dallas County and Northern Ellis County.


Lancaster is much more than just another "Metroplex" bedroom community. Lancaster traces its economic roots to those of an agrarian market center. Later with the coming of the rail, Lancaster began to emerge as a significant regional transportation hub.

Today, with its own Regional Airport, freight rail service and other ground transportation related industries, Lancaster continues to grow and diversify its economic base. The light manufacturing, distribution and retail sectors all continue to grow along with the explosion in residential development.  


You truly can have the best of both worlds - the feel and ambiance of small town America and the amenities of the Metroplex at your fingertips!

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