Lancaster, PA

Neighborhood Highlight in Lancaster, PA: Cabbage Hill

Melissa Frost
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Cabbage Hill is often talked about as one of the up-and-coming neighborhoods in Lancaster City. This part of Lancaster city is trendy, fun, and they've generally got a lot of things going on.


Much of this we can thank SoWe, a resident-led community organization for.

The organization is supported by Tenfold and the SoWe Collaborative that works to implement the Southwest Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy. They aim to stem the tide of disinvestment and create a neighborhood that is safe, clean, attractive to economic investment and welcoming to not only residents but visitors as well.

Places to eat

In Cabbage Hill, located in the southwestern part of the city, some of the places to grab a bite or meet up for a drink are O'Halloran's Irish Pub & Eatery, a neighborhood staple since 1991. Located in a historic building, this place is a women-owned, casual establishment with a reasonably priced fare. A great place to sit down for a good meal.

For a night out, head over to nearby Hazel Street where you'll find Spring House Brewing Company. This is a lively place with great, local beer paired with wood-fired pizzas & grub from the Fire & Wood by Rosa Rosa kitchen, a sprawling 2nd-floor arcade & an al fresco dog-friendly patio. They also collaborate with local artists featuring their work from time to time.


If you're a parent, one of the places worth visiting with kids is Culliton Park, a beautiful neighborhood park with regular events hosted by Friends of Culliton Park. This resident-led group seeks to protect and support the park, and they are responsible for organizing fun events at the park including the upcoming Egg Hunt in April. Visit the group’s Facebook page to stay up to date with what they're planning.

Lancaster Science Factory also hosts free drop-in STEM activities for kids in grades K – 8 on select Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the park.

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