136 apartments for rent in State College, PA
Guide to State College
State College Apartments For Rent
A college town like no other, the Borough of State College is a wonderful place that serves Pennsylvania State University. With a mere 4.5 square miles of land, State College has a population around 42,000, many of which are students and employees of Penn State.
Pennsylvania State College was founded in 1855 as the Farmers’ High School of Pennsylvania. State College humbly began as a village, later becoming a town for the purpose of serving this educational institution. The town was incorporated in August of 1896 and both it and the school grew simultaneously. In 1953 the college was renamed Pennsylvania State University. This name change moved the university president, Milton Eisenhower, to request a name change for the town, but it was unsuccessful.
In 1973 State College adopted a home rule charter which took effect in 1976. While it holds the official name “Borough of State College” it has never been governed by the state’s Borough Code.
Things to Do in State College:
Admittedly, State College is a tiny town, but you’ll be surprised by how many things there are to keep you occupied. Luckily, when you finally run out of things to do in State College, you can visit the rest of the Happy Valley area for even more great experiences. You’ll enjoy all the great attractions, the cultural enhancements, the nightlife, and the sports.
Family-friendly or otherwise, there are some wonderful attractions in State College that you’ll definitely want to see. Discovery Space of Central PA is a children’s science center for ages 2-12 to have hands-on learning experiences. Visit and taste the fine wines produced at the Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery. Marvel at the history of 31 varsity sports through photos, trophies, and more at the Penn State All-Sports Museum. Tour the botanical gardens, greenhouses, and more at the Arboretum at Penn State. You can even ride a Segway through town with Happy Valley Tours.
Connoisseurs of the arts will have a great time in State College as they experience live theatre, music, dance, galleries, and more. Tour the contemporary art of international cultures on display in the exhibits at the HUB-Robeson Art Galleries or see the ever-changing array of exhibits at the Palmer Museum of Art. Hear the beautiful sounds that have flowed through the town for more than 40 years by the Nittany Valley Symphony. Listen to the area’s finest musicians in the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra. See fantastic concerts and productions at venues such as State Theatre and the Center for Performing Arts.
The recreation in State College stretches across different platforms and allows you to have fun all year long. Hunt down and take out your friends at What-A-Blast in the ultimate laser tag experience. Play 18 holes of mini golf at Happy Valley Minigolf, or take it up a few notches at the Penn State Golf Courses. Leave the green and get on the ice at the Pegula Ice Arena or the Penn State Ice Pavilion. Go hiking at the Mount Nittany Conservancy or join the Nittany Valley Running Club to participate in some great running events.
What to Consider When Moving to State College:
You should know all that you can before moving to a new place. Things such as the climate, school system, economy, and neighborhoods are all important. When moving to an apartment in State College, get all the information you need. There are often some interesting facts that can make your new home more fun as well.
There are several great annual events that take place in State College and you won’t want to miss any of them. End and begin every year at “First Night State College,” the town’s New Year’s Eve celebration. The 46-hour THON is a dance marathon and fundraiser that takes place in February. In April, enjoy the intra-squad scrimmage, carnival, parade, fireworks and more of Blue-White Football Weekend. 4th Fest is a day-long event of more than 60,000 people and the third largest annual Fourth of July fireworks show in the nation. The five-day Arts Fest takes place in July, featuring artists from all around the country and bringing in more than 125,000 visitors.
If you are moving to State College with a family that consists of minors, don’t worry, this may be a college town, but there is still a public school system for your young ones. The State College Area School District serves this area with nine elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. There are also four charter schools and eight private schools in the Happy Valley area as well.
Why State College Apartments Are Hot:
Many of the State College apartments are bound to be filled with students living off campus, so they will definitely be hot. Whether you stay next to a student, a professor, or any other resident, you’ll love your living experience in the Happy Valley. All the grand and exciting festivities from the campus will spill over into the whole town. The friendly atmosphere and spirit from the school will show you just why they call it Happy Valley. Living in State College will be an experience like no other and you’ll love it. All the great events, adventurous recreation, fun attractions, and exhibits of art will keep you on your toes and a smile on your face all year long. Any of these apartments in State College will give you that opportunity. Choose your new home and come join the Happy Valley.
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- South Hills School of Business & Technology State College
- Penn State University Park
- Juniata College
- South Hills School of Business & Technology Altoona
- Penn State Altoona
Why State College?
- Penn State, one of the largest universities ihttp://seorss.apartmentfinder.com/wp-admin/post-new.php#category-addn the US, offers over 160 majors.
- Centre County contains six state parks including Bald Eagle State Park.
- Penn State is home to the Penn State Creamery, the All-Sports Museum, and an Arboretum.
- Historic Boalsburg is a unique village that offers wineries, museums, parades, and arts and crafts.
- The Grange Fair is a major annual event with vendors, concerts, rides, and competitions.
- Museums include Matson Museum of Anthropology and the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum.