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Old 06-09-2007, 02:00 PM
 
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Any thoughts on the area around Penn State's main campus?
There has been some questions about State College and Penn State, so I'll try to help out here.

State College is home to The Pennsylvania State University, also known as simply Penn State. It's right spack in the middle of the state, located in Centre County. The scenery around the area is beautiful. There's plenty of land, everything is so fresh, and the mountains are breathtaking. Penn State is a great school, no matter what your interested in. Campus is very nice, so is downtown. State College is a small city(eventhough it's not considered a real "city". It's big enough, yet residents have voted not to make it one.), the boro pop. is about 400,000. Yet, the neighbooring townships have more people. (For instance, the mall reallly isn't in the boro, it's in College Township.) Many small towns are nearby State College, like Bellefonte, Centre Hall, and Pleasant Gap.
If the university wasn't there, State College would be nothing like it is today. It was originally The Farmer's High School when it was founded in 1855. Back then it was nothing but a few dirt roads and a couple of houses. Who knew it would grow into being such a well known university. The campus is really like it's own town, it even has it's own address, University Park.
State College isn't only for college students either, it's a great place to raise a family. The schools are great, and the crime is low. The economy is strong, and the unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the State. After they graduate, many people stay in State College to raise their family and start the rest of their lives.
Of course, Penn State is also known for it's athletics. You can always go see a gymnastics meet, or a baseball game, or a football game. State College now has it's very own Miror League Baseball team, The State College Spikes.
So Penn State is a great college and State College is a great town. I hope I answered some questions for all of you, have a great day.

P.S.: Here is some links to PSU's website and some State College websites.
Welcome to Penn State's Home on the Web
State College, Pa - Penn State and Happy Valley are Online at HappyValley.com
Central PA


Also, Micah Girl, if you decide to consider State Collerge/Happy Valley as your new home be sure to check out this real esate website:
Centre County Association of REALTORSĀ®

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Old 09-18-2007, 06:15 AM
 
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hmmmm . . . no mention of Slippery Rock . . . what's going on there?
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:17 AM
 
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Interesting thread. I think State College is the best example of a college town that there is. West Chester and Bethlehem are great towns but they have other stuff going on. West Chester, for example, is the county seat of Chester County. State College seems to exist to serve the college and it's needs and quirks.

BTW, the original poster of this thread has decided to move to Lexington Kentucky!
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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BTW, the original poster of this thread has decided to move to Lexington Kentucky!

So sad. I've noticed that trend a lot lately here on the PA forum, and especially on the NEPA sub-forum of people seeming to be all "gung-ho" about moving here and then fall off the face of the earth. Then again, I wish her nothing but the best of luck in Lexington.
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Old 09-18-2007, 04:28 PM
 
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You might want to check out Clarion also.
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:47 PM
 
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Except the poster that asked the question is moving to Kentucky..... Does no one else notice when a poster asks a question and then never returns?
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Except the poster that asked the question is moving to Kentucky..... Does no one else notice when a poster asks a question and then never returns?
That happens all the time.
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Old 09-19-2007, 06:28 AM
 
Location: State College PA
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Wow, it took me 6 months to decide where to up and move to (with children...). Did someone really decide that in several days?!?!!
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Old 09-19-2007, 10:23 AM
 
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Look at the date of the op's post - September 2006
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:09 PM
 
Location: State College PA
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LOL....

I do keep writing 2006, sometimes august instead of september....I guess that could've happened pretty easily, huh?
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