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A college town with style.

  • University
  • Students
  • Charming
  • History
  • Family-Friendly

Lancaster, Ohio may be a small city, but it packs plenty of things to do and see into its location. Just about 33 miles from Columbus, it certainly has plenty of things to do nearby, but Lancaster has more than that, including class, character, and a lot of charm. That's why finding apartments for rent in Lancaster, Ohio is not hard to do. Whether it's the tradition of the Native American tribes that once dominated the area or the peaks of modern lifestyle coming through this traditional town's streets, there's a lot to enjoy about this city located in southeastern Ohio.

While the community is small, there are some designated neighborhoods within it that are worth considering if you are looking for apartments for rent here. There are also condominiums and homes for rent throughout the region. Mostly governmental, since Lancaster is the county seat of Fairfield County, as well as commercial, the City Center area has a handful of apartments, condos, and homes. It is a modern town with plenty of smaller locations for enjoyable meals and shopping.

A good reason to move into Lancaster is the cultural components of this city that make it so diverse. it is the home of Ohio University, one of the larger colleges in the state. It offers two- and four- year programs. There is also an Ohio State University Extension - Fairfield County located here. Daymar College, Fisher Catholic High School, Fairfield Christian Academy, and Eastland - Fairfield Career & Technical Schools are also located here.

While this is a college town, Lancaster has much more to offer. It is home to the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio and the Ohio Glass Museum. These popular destinations are richly beneficial to explore, whether you are an elementary student or someone interested in the history and art of the city. The Lancaster Festival is a popular attraction. For 11 days, people come together to celebrate music and the arts, not to mention good, old fair food and plenty of rides for the kids. Other places of interest include Sherman House and AHA! Hands on Adventure, a children's museum that is sure to keep even big kids entertained.

Rent Trends

As of September 2018, the average apartment rent in Lancaster, OH is $462 for a studio, $630 for one bedroom, $796 for two bedrooms, and $938 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Lancaster has increased by 1.3% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 288 $462
1 BR 653 $630
2 BR 945 $796
3 BR 1,184 $938


48 Walk Score® Car-Dependent

Top Apartments in Lancaster

  1. Lancaster Midtown, 1-3 Bed, $840 - 1,385
  2. The Lodge at River Village, 1-2 Bed, $629 - 769
  3. Courtship Village, 1-2 Bed, $610 - 730
  4. Lancaster Ridge, 2 Bed, $1,205 - 1,255
  5. Hillcrest Apartments, 2 Bed, $699
  6. Somerford Square Apartments, 1-3 Bed, $705 - 850
  7. Cedargate Apartments, Studio - 2 Bed, $460 - 760
  8. Timber Creek Apartments, 1-3 Bed, $575 - 750
  9. Oak Valley Apartments, 1-3 Bed, $590 - 790

Living in Lancaster

  • Restaurants

    When it comes to good cooking, there are plenty of options available throughout the city. Local mom and pop options are a popular choice with the locals and with good reason. While you will find a wide range of options in terms of chain restaurants, you'll also find some good options for something more soothing. Thimmes Fish Shack is one of those local favorites for seafood. Rooster's Restaurant is an inexpensive place to get quality chicken and American cuisine. Root's Restaurant, Sugar Bears Pizzeria, and Four Reasons Bakery & Deli are also popular local choices for those who want something tasty.

  • Shopping

    For those looking for a bit of shopping, small options, such as grocery stores, drug stores, and gas stations are located throughout the area. For trendy shops and more expansive options, visit River Valley Mall. It is the largest shopping area in the city. It also has many restaurants and nightlife options in it compared to the rest of the city. Most of the larger box stores are located at the mall or nearby to it.


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