Lancaster Real Estate Information

A medium-sized suburban community sitting on nearly 30 square miles within Dallas County, the community of Lancaster, Texas, is home to a population estimated in 2007 at 35,000. It is one of the cities included in the Best of Southwest area in the county, along with Cedar Hill, DeSoto and Duncanville. Residents had a median annual household income of around $45,000 at the 2000 census.

The city was founded in 1852 and incorporated in May 1866. It was one of the first incorporated communities in Dallas County. In 1888, the city's train depot opened along the Dallas and Waco line, bringing passengers and business to the town, and in 1891 the Missouri-Kansas-Texas railroad opened a line passing through. In 1934, the renowned Bonnie & Clyde swept through town, robbing a bank on the square. In the mid-20th century a tornado struck the town, destroying many properties and homes.

School-aged children living in Lancaster will be primarily zoned to the Lancaster Independent School District, which includes one high School, one middle school, and seven elementary schools. Some residents living in the outer reaches will be served by Dallas Independent School District schools: Birdie Alexander Elementary School, D.A. Hulcy Middle School and David W. Carter High School. Also in the city is Life School, a public charter elementary school. There are also three private schools here, Berne Academy, Cedar Valley Christian Academy and Victory Christian Academy, and the two-year Cedar Valley College and The University of North Texas at Dallas's campus.

The city maintains nearly 800 acres of parkland among the real estate, 13 playgrounds, a five-mile trail, a nature preserve, the 18-hole Country View Golf Course, an indoor pool, basketball courts, tennis courts, a soccer complex, baseball fields and a senior center, ensuring no shortage of places to play outdoors. For learning more about the area's history, visit the Cold War Air Museum and the Commemorative Air Force Museum.