State College Apartments for Rent
Considered a “Public Ivy,” Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) was established in 1855 and has grown to be one of the top ranking universities in the US. This powerhouse school is located in State College, a borough located in Centre County. State College was incorporated in 1896 and has developed into an ideal college town. The borough is often at the top of “best” lists, and has been named a smart place to live, a safe city, and one of the best small cities to start businesses.
This picture-perfect part of central Pennsylvania is often referred to as “Happy Valley.” With its beautiful downtown filled with restaurants, shops, bars, theaters, and an impressive music scene, State College earns this nickname with plenty of things to do. The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, a five-day festival held in July, is a major event with vendors, artists, and musical performances. With Penn State at the heart of State College, college sports are also a major draw. The Penn State Nittany Lions are part of the Big Ten Conference, NCAA Division I.
This vibrant city isn’t all about Penn State, however; there are plenty of things to do for everyone. Centre County has many locations for winter sports such as skiing, ice skating, and snowboarding. During warmer months, visitors can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, caving, rock climbing, and camping. Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park is the country’s only all-water cavern with a guided boat tour along an underground stream. Tussey Mountain features skiing, golfing, fishing, an amphitheater, and a skate park.
When you’ve chosen your State College apartment, you’ll be moving to a spectacular location with plenty to do year-round and one of the best economies in the state of Pennsylvania. You’ll enjoy sports events, cultural events, and a beautiful landscape with Mount Nittany a prominent landmark. Several nearby nature areas and state parks are located in the Appalachian Mountains, including Bear Meadows Natural Area, Penn Roosevelt State Park, and Detweiler Run Natural Area.