Community Profile

Lancaster Community Profile

The City of Lancaster affords numerous advantages for business that create an environment conducive for business expansion and relocation:

  • Strategic – Rail, IH20, IH35E, IH45 all within three miles
  • Easy access for major cities in the Texas Triangle – Dallas, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio
  • Loop 9 is under construction and will offer another route between IH35E and IH45.
  • Approximately 15,000 Households
  • Targeted investment areas
  • Access to a large and varied labor pool.  The average worker in DFW drives approximately 30 minutes for work.
  • Available land and diverse business community
  • Competitive utility rate schedules
  • Educational and workforce training resource


  • IH35E – 15 minutes to downtown Dallas and less than 3 hours to downtown Austin;
  • IH45 – Approximately 3 hours to downtown Houston
  • Loop 9 – Planned to connect IH35E and IH45 by 2021
  • DART – Connecting to the rest of Dallas.  There is bus service at Cedar Valley College and rail half a mile north of Lancaster city limits.
  • Airports
  • Private services
    • Uber and Lyft – Approximately $20 to downtown Dallas or Dallas Lovefield Airport