It feels like it is stuck in the 1980s with its conservative politics, and the fact that everyone goes to church, I feel like I am in the Bible belt of the south. Many businesses are closed on Sunday. Lancaster has more churches per capita than any other city in CA.
Most everyone up here is in the military or works for an aerospace company.
Overall it is a good community, not much to do in terms of night-life, but the surrouding mountains and desert are good for people that like to bike or hike.
People move here once they have had their fun and just want to settle down, and ride a horse.
I am from Lancaster!
Oh really, I have family living in Pennsylvania.
No Lancaster in CA.
There's amish country in CA?
Well not really, but kind of, never mind. Lancaster is a little city in the Mojave Desert by Edwards Air Force Base.
Oh, Edwards, I have heard of Edwards, where the space shuttle lands, you should have said that earlier. I know exactly where that is!!
If you are young, grew up in Lancaster, and you never left then you probably never went to college (AVC and the CSU Bakersfield extension campus don't count), you are probably married to an army guy, you probably are an army guy, and you most likely have 3 kids by now and you're only 24.
If you are young and you managed to escape this godforsaken place it won't be long before the AV Vortex (Antelope Valley Vortex) sucks you back in and you are forced to work here and live here FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER!!!
Lancaster is riddled with Wal-Mart and crystal meth.
People in Lancaster are nice and tolerant, and this is said to be due to the fact that the town had maintained a large catholic population despite the English Protestant reformation, so it had ~500 years of "multiculturalism". This said though, Lancaster was recently named the city with the least amount of non-whites in the UK, with less than 1% of its population being non-white. Racism does not seem to be an issue though.
Overall, Lancaster seems to be a place where people are relatively affluent and well-educated. That said, as with most English towns and cities, it has its share "townies" and hipsters. The townies and hipsters seem to have an enmity between them, but are still civil to each other.
Oh, and as for soaping the fountain just prior to the 21st of August 2005, we did that! A kid I knew who came from Morecambe poured a couple of 1L bottles from Wilko's into the fountain and it was a blast! Hilarious! Sooo funny!
Everyone there seemed to have fun that afternoon; you should've thrown someone in!
And last but not least, I should mention I had nothing to do with soaping the fountain today!
Though the ubiquitous scent of manure from nearby farms belies its ruralness in comparison to its neighboring Philadelphia, being from Lancaster is not a direct indication of being Amish.
Although the quilts really are spectacular.
Full of history, able to kick Yorkshire's ass... Look at the history books, you know it's true...
It is also amazing... You should really go there.
Awesome human: Go to Lancaster. It's freaking cool...
Tourist: "Because of all the Amish. Duh. What an idiot"