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Each spring more than 60,000 visitors from around the world attend the California Poppy Festival in Lancaster City Park. The California Poppy Reserve, 20 miles (32 km) west of Lancaster, boasts one of California’s most abundant crops of the state flower. The California Poppy Festival began as an Earth Day celebration and has grown into an event with over 55 acres of activities and extensive wildflower information. With a population of over 150,000, Lancaster attracts many residents due to its low cost of living and recent redevelopment. This creates a lot of traffic, so take the time to protect yourself on the road and look at all the options for cheap car insurance that Lancaster has available.

This high desert town has come along way from its military roots and is taking strides to become more business friendly and “carbon neutral.” Today, the city has over 600 acres of developed parkland, including playground and picnic areas. The Prime Desert Woodland Preserve is located in West Lancaster and is dedicated to preserving the pristine beauty of the High Desert. Educating residents about their environment through nature walks and other programs is core to the cities current and future plans. There is dog park where local residents can take their dogs to play and exercise together. The Master Plan of Trails and Bike-ways is a comprehensive plan that will create and develop a variety of pedestrian, bicycle and trail facilities that will encourage people to use healthy transportation modes in Lancaster

Did you know?

  • Lancaster and the surrounding areas are used frequently by Hollywood studios (Kill Bill and parts of Terminator 2 were filmed in the city)!
  • There is a legitimate “musical road” in the city that plays parts of the William Tell Overture using grooves in the asphalt as you drive over them.
  • The crime rate is about average for a city of its size.
  • The average crime index has been lowering for the past ten years or so.
  • The median home value is already rising post-recession, to a high of $186,000, and is expected to continue to rise over the coming years.
  • The further east you live in the city, the longer your commute time, as most traffic flows west to I-5.


We recommend purchasing uninsured motorist coverage, since parts of California have an uninsured rate of almost 30%. Comprehensive and collision coverage is never a bad idea, especially comprehensive as auto thefts do still happen in the city. The best way to lower your rates is to get a new car insurance quote every six months to be sure you are getting the best rate and the most current discounts.