Nature Lover’s Paradise
Ranked one of the best Adventure Towns on the East Coast by National Geographic, State College is home to some of the top mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing, sky diving and hiking trails all within minutes from downtown.
Happy in Happy Valley
Consistently ranked as one of the safest, least stressful and happiest places in the country, State College proudly dons the title Happy Valley.
Prime for Placemaking
Our region has lots of organizations dedicated to bolstering the creative economy. From makerspaces to craft studios, and pop-up vendor fairs to outdoor music festivals.
Everything Within a Few Blocks
Forget your car – we prefer to walk and bike in this town, so much so that we were ranked in the top 2% for bike-commuting small towns.
Located centrally between key metropolitan regions along the east coast, State College is easy to get to and from cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, or DC. And we’re not bragging, but our airport takes about 5 minutes to get through…