With all the perks of Penn State University in nearby State College, Central PA residents enjoy a multitude of cultural activities like public concerts, plays and art exhibits, as well as vibrant nightlife, shopping, and diverse restaurants. And if you love being outside, it's easy to get away for a ski weekend in the Poconos, watch the annual boat regatta on the Susquehanna River, or just hang out with your family in one of the 14 municipal parks and playgrounds.
Central PA's breathtaking landscape lends itself perfectly to outdoor hiking, sports, water activities and even concerts and cultural events. From kayaking on the Susquehanna River to watching nationally-ranked Little League games, to visiting numerous museums, music and art festivals, there's never a dull moment.
Penn State University in nearby State College is a top-ranked university with over 46,000 students and 160 majors, where every day over $2 million is spent on research. Areas of innovation include nanomaterials, infectious diseases, alternative energy, and child psychology. There are also nine elementary schools, two middle schools, four charter schools, eleven private schools, and seven libraries in State College.