Introduction to Lancaster, California
Founded in 1876, Lancaster is a city of over 125,000 people located in Southern California, in Los Angeles County. Lancaster is an hour and fifteen minutes northeast of Los Angeles. Edwards Air Force Base, home to the Air Force Flight Test Center, is just to the northeast of Lancaster.
Lancaster experiences dry sunny weather. Summers are hot with average daily temperatures in the 90s. Winters are cool with average daily temperatures in the 50s and 60s.
Lancaster Arts, Culture and Entertainment
Lancaster residents have relatively easy access to the cultural and entertainment offerings of nearby Los Angeles. Some attractions of note in Lancaster include:
- The Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival.
- The City of Lancaster Aerospace Walk of Honor.
- The Lancaster Golf Center.
- The Lancaster Performing Arts Center.
Lancaster is also home to a Minor League Baseball (MiLB) team, the Lancaster JetHawks. The JetHawks are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Lancaster residents also have access to the major sports offerings of Los Angeles, which include:
- The Arena Football League's (AFL) Los Angeles Avengers.
- Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers.
- Major League Soccer's (MLS) Club Deportivo Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy.
- The National Basketball Association's (NBA) Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers.
- The National Hockey League's (NHL) Los Angeles Kings.
- The United Soccer League's (USL) Premier Development League Los Angeles Storm, and Southern California Seahorses.
- The WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.