State College is a vibrant community with a unique combination of rural charm and university sophistication. Nestled in the heart of scenic central Pennsylvania, and home to Penn State University, the area draws top talent in academics, research, and technology from across the country and around the world. Local businesses benefit from access to this talent through the sharing of resources in research and the transfer of technology from the University to the marketplace.

With commercial growth on the rise, low unemployment rates, and affordable family housing options, State College and the surrounding areas are a place where you can not just live, but make a life. Arts, culture, academics, music, university events, and sports, are just a few highlights of the many activities that bring State College residents together as a thriving community.

State College is a fairly young town, with 66% of the population under the age of 50. A variety of industries do well in the area including manufacturing, professional services and service industries. Winters are fairly cold with average temperatures in the 30s, great for outdoor winter sports enthusiasts. Mild summers make for a welcome break.

State College is located within hours of three major Pennsylvania cities – Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Harrisburg. It is also less than a day’s commute to major metropolitan areas like New York City, Washington, DC, and Baltimore.  

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