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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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Park Forest Village is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 10,610. Park Forest Village is in Centre County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Park Forest Village offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Park Forest Village there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Park Forest Village and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Park Forest Village are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$268,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,002
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Park Forest Village Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    17%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Park Forest Village

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,791
National
$55,322
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Park Forest Village Reviews

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Established, "Suburban" neighborhood that is less than 4 miles to Penn State's University Park campus by multiple bicycle paths and routes. The neighborhood features multiple parks, a mature forest canopy, and a mixture of house sizes and styles to suit family needs. Easy access to the area's entertainment and shopping. The neighborhood is a frequent destination for joggers and many residents bicycle commute. The neighborhood is known for holiday night displays and is a great place to raise a family.
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The area is a very positive, but competitive area to raise children. There are tons of activities and opportunities for kids to become involved and interact with each other in the area. There is always something interesting going on in town, or just around it. It revolves around the campus, and campus life.
Since this is a college town, there are drunk students and people, especially during event weekends like a football game. Sexual offenses is a common occurrence here, but police and the University are efficient and effective.