Welcome to Lancaster
A private suburb in a charming village.
Located in Erie County, the small village of Lancaster is full of historic charm and unique neighborhoods. With almost 12,000 residents, Lancaster brings a small-town ambiance to the outskirts of Buffalo and welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds. The village of Lancaster, is the third oldest village in Erie county which incorporates several historic places like the Lancaster Opera House , and features many antique shops and historic buildings surrounding it.
Lancaster was first established in Erie County in 1849 with the original town of Buffalo divided out of this neighborhood two years later. The town of Lancaster features the second oldest religious structure in Erie County built in 1832. Central Ave in Lancaster features several shops & boutiques that are located in the beautiful historic district.
What to Love
Residents of Lancaster enjoy a slow, peaceful lifestyle. Homes in this area are mostly large ranchers, Victorians, or Cape Cods nestled on large properties. Many families and young professionals live in this neighborhood and the town is home to several high-achieving schools and a vibrant commercial district. Enjoy the tree-lined streets and manicured lawns, try the unique pizza at The Yelling Goat, and enjoy the abundant natural beauty of this small community in upstate New York.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
With dozens of unique restaurants right in the heart of the neighborhood, Central Ave in Lancaster offers the best dining options. Visit Luca, an upscale restaurant offering unique cocktails, dozens of shareable plates, and a rotating, seasonal menu. Try the local favorite The Olive Tree for the best Italian fare “just like your Mama makes it!”
Their cozy atmosphere and great food keep guests coming back for more and with a huge menu, there is something for all palates at Vigos Pizzeria.
Anderson's Frozen Custard was built on tradition. In 1947, Carl and Greta Anderson opened the custard shop serving homemade custards and signature menu items like beef on weck. Today, the restaurant is owned by a new generation of Andersons who brought updated menu items, gluten-free options, and six locations throughout the Buffalo area. They are open all year long.
Things to Do
Enjoy a day outside at Como Park and Town Place Park. Como Park offers two scenic waterfalls to explore on a dense trail with a 300-acre park perfect for relaxing, playing sports, or enjoying a picnic. Town Place Park features tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, soccer fields, a large pavilion for parties, and the perfect fishing pond.
Celebrate the fall season at the Great Pumpkin Farm! Open daily during September and October, the Great Pumpkin Farm offers a bakery with homemade goods like fresh pumpkin pie and doughnuts, the Witches Brew Bar and Cafe, a Halloween store, and zillions of pumpkins to choose from in their pumpkin patch. Enjoy an afternoon frolicking in the corn maze or the petting zoo, get your face painted, and spend an evening in the haunted maze. There’s something for everyone during the fall at the Great Pumpkin Farm.
The Brickhall in the Hollow venue provides the perfect place for weddings and special events. Located in the heart of Lancaster Hollow, the historic venue hosts unique events and provides luxury catering by Salvatore’s Hospitality. It’s a great place for photographs, with views of the gorgeous windows and brick facade of the historic building, and a favorite spot for celebrations.
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