137 apartments for rent in State College, PA
As the name implies, State College is very much a college town, home to Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). When the Farmers’ High School of Pennsylvania was founded in 1855, a small community developed around it. The village and the school grew quickly, and in 1953 the school was renamed Penn State. State College became a borough in 1896.
But you can rent a State College apartment and enjoy every minute of the area, even if you aren’t a college student. This diverse, dynamic town features a pedestrian-friendly, shop-filled downtown. As the hub of the community, downtown is home to events and festivals, live music, theaters, restaurants, and more. One major event held downtown is the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, which brings roughly 125,000 people to the downtown area every summer.
With easy access to theaters, nightlife, museums, historic sites, sports events, and outdoor adventures, State College definitely earns its title of “Happy Valley.” In fact, it has been called one of the least stressful places in the US to live. It is ranked among the best locations to call home, one of the most educated cities, and one of the safest cities.