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The two favorites of State College are the running paths and the atmosphere of downtown. The running paths around State College can take you for miles and miles of runs or biking. For the most part, the paths are nicely paved making it smooth for whichever mode of transportation you choose. A couple paths in the parks and outside the town are gravel but still offer a smooth run but not a place for road bikes. Then the atmosphere downtown is another highlight. Most people complain of the crowded sidewalks due to college students commuting to and from campus over I think it adds a nice vibe to a town that would otherwise be stall. The hustle and bustle of people offers a great people watching scene as well as creates a nice environment to meet people from all over the country and even different parts of the world! My least favorite aspect of the town is the roads. Pot holes that will ruin vehicles litter the streets across the town. Despite this, constructions are quite to repair them!
State College, home of Pennsylvania State University, is a wonderful town to live in! I would highly recommend this town to anyone looking for a fun, clean, happy place to live. There is definitely a good reason behind calling it Happy Valley! State College has so much to do for people of all ages! For children, there are a lot of parks, discovery spaces, daycares, etc. Young adults/adults have a wide variety of places to go to get that nightlife experience. Being around a popular college can be tough when it comes to finding a place to live. The cost of living tends to be higher in the area because of all of the college students. However, once you find that perfect place, you will be happy you did! Getting to experience that Penn State experience is worth it!
I recently moved to State College for school. I came from the West Coast, so I was expecting it to be much different. There are tons of options for food, and easy access around town via bus--convenient since I moved out here and I am now carless for the first time since high school! I wish that there were grocery stores in the center of town that I could easily stop at on my way home from campus, but other than that I have everything I need within walking distance.