Lancaster is a relatively small, close-knit community that centers around family values and friendship. Drawing on the ideals of the Amish, there is a sense of community and togetherness. Of course there is some crime and violence, but there is a very efficient fire department and a great police force with some very dedicated officers who keep watch to make sure that nothing will ruin your stay. There are a number of top rated hospitals in Lancaster City and the surrounding areas including Lancaster General Hospital. Hershey Medical Center is not a far drive either!