Moving to State College

State College is a growing town that has many different opportunities for those moving to the area. In the sections below we have provided some resources for various different needs someone may have when first moving here. This list is not exhaustive and thus we suggest that you also visit the central pennsylvania and town websites, here they are respectively: http://www.visitpennstate.org/play/attractions/       http://www.statecollege.com

 

Housing

If you are looking for housing, there are many different housing options that you can choose from. Below are some local realtors that you can contact. Also the State College website has a fairly comprehensive list of the different housing and leasing agencies around town. We have also included a website that shows the public transportation system  in town, this being the Cata bus website. 

 


Apartment Store
http://www.apartmentstore.com/
444 East College Avenue, State College, PA
814-234-6860

 

 


Briarwood Apartments
http://morgan-properties.com/
679A Waupelani Drive, State College, PA
866-420-7555

 

 


Copper Beech Townhomes
http://www.livecbeechstatecollege.com/
145 Northbrook Lane #101, State College, PA
814-867-2323

 

 


Executive House Apartments
http://www.apartmentsstatecollege.com/
411 Waupelani Drive, State College, PA
814-238-7211

 

 


Falk Realty


http://www.falkrealty.net/
320 South Corl Street, Suite #2, State College, PA
814-238-8788

 

 


Legacy Realty & Property Management


https://www.legacystatecollege.com/
612 West College, State College, PA
814-272-7772

 

 


Here is a link to the webpages: http://www.statecollege.com/apartments/https://www.catabus.com/


 


 


Here is also a link to the Cata bus system map.You can access more information about system maps by following the Cata bus link above. 


https://www.catabus.com/ServiceSchedules/CATABUS/CommunityService/System...


 


 

 

Day cares and Preschools

This sections provides some information about the different daycare options around town for children.

 


Stay and Play

 

132 W Beaver Ave
www.stayandplay.scpresby.org/
(814) 237-1154

 


The Goddard School

 

1545 Westerly Pkwy
www.goddardschool.com/
(814) 237-1160

 


Mt. Nittany Preschool

 

1500 E Branch Rd
www.mnpreschool.net/
(814) 234-3938

 


Saint Andrew’s Preschool

 

208 W Foster Ave
http://standrewsc.org/education/childrens-programs/
(814) 360-7970

 


JCC Nursery School

 

620 E Hamilton Ave
www.jccnursery.org/
(814) 883-8110

 


Park Forest Preschool

 

1833 Park Forest Ave
www.parkforestpreschool.org/
(814) 231-8492

 


ABC Children’s Center

 

2201 University Dr
https://www.abcchildrenscenter.net/
(814) 238-6510

 


State College KinderCare

 

228 Farmstead Ln
www.kindercare.com/our-centers/center-details/073008
(814) 238-3955

 


Red Satchel Montessori School

 

1015 S Pugh St
(814) 234-1464

 

 

For more preschool and daycare options follow these links to the human resource page and the State College website which have further listings for daycares and preschools. http://ohr.psu.edu/employee-and-family-resources/your-family/child-care-... ,  http://www.statecollege.com/business/p/pre-school,347/

Schools

In this section we provide you with some of the different options that you can choose for your child’s schooling.

 


Elementary schools

 

 


Easterly Parkway Elementary School

 

https://www.scasd.org/easterlyparkway
(814) 231-1170

 


Corl Street Elementary School

 

235 S Corl St
https://www.scasd.org/Domain/139
(814) 231-1185

 


Radio Park Elementary School

 

800 W Cherry Ln
https://www.scasd.org/radiopark
(814) 231-4115

 


Mount Nittany Elementary School

 

700 Brandywine Dr
https://www.scasd.org/Page/3971
(814) 272-5970

 


Houserville and Lemont Elementary School

 

675 Elmwood St
https://www.scasd.org/lemonthouserville
(814) 231-5034

 


Park Forest Elementary School

 

2181 School Dr
https://www.scasd.org/parkforest
(814) 231-5010

 


State College Friends School

 

1900 University Dr
http://www.scfriends.org/
(814) 237-8386

 


Nittany Valley Charter School

 

1612 Norma St
http://www.nvcs.org/
(814) 867-3842

 


Nittany Christian School

 

1221 W Whitehall Rd
http://www.nittanychristian.com/
(814) 234-5652

 


Centre Learning Community Charter School

 

2643 W College Ave
http://clccharter.org/index.html
(814) 861-7980

 


Young Scholars Charter School

 

1530 Westerly Pkwy
http://www.yscp.org
(814) 237-9727

 

 


Middle Schools

 

 


Mount Nittany Middle School

 

656 Brandywine Dr
https://www.scasd.org/mountnittany
(814) 272-4050

 


Park Forest Middle School

 

2180 School Dr
https://www.scasd.org/parkforestmiddle
(814) 237-5301

 


Bellefonte Area Middle School

 

100 N School St
http://www.basd.net/Domain/262
(814) 355-5466

 


High Schools

 

 


State College Area High School

 

653 Westerly Pkwy
https://www.scasd.org/Page/8375
(814) 231-1111

 


Delta Program

 

154 W Nittany Ave
https://www.scasd.org/deltaprogram
(814) 231-1000

 


Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy

 

901 Boalsburg Pike
http://www.stjoeacad.org/
(814) 808-6118

Family Activities

This section gives you some information about things to do with Children specifically. There are more activities under the indoor and outdoor activities section below that you can also do with children.

 


Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania

 

112 W Foster Ave
https://mydiscoveryspace.org
(814) 234-0200

 


Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center

 

3400 Discovery Rd
https://www.shaverscreek.org/
(814) 863-2000

 


Childhood’s Gate Children’s Garden at the Arboretum

 

E Park Ave & Bigler Rd
https://arboretum.psu.edu/
(814) 865-9118

 

 

This is a list of various parks around town and their locations. Many of them have some type of play set and field access.

 


Sunset Park, 850 McKee St

Holmes-Foster Park, 901 Westerly Pkwy

Lederer Park, 1101 University Dr

Walnut Springs Park 843 Walnut Spring Ln

Orchard Park,  1013 Bayberry Dr

Tudek Memorial Park, 400 Herman Dr

Tussey View Park, 320 E Marylyn Ave

Suburban Park,  101 Suburban Ave

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, 548 Puddintown Rd


For more potential activities to do with your family, you can visit the Centre County Region website: http://crpr.org/ 

Indoor Activities

Here are just a few of the indoor activities that you can do.

 


Schlow Library

 

211 S Allen St
https://www.schlowlibrary.org/
(814) 237-6236

 


The Penn State Berkey Creamery

 

Corner of Curtain and Bigler roads
www.creamery.psu.edu/
(814) 865-7535

 


Meyer Dairy

 

2390 S Atherton St
(814) 237-1849

 


State Theatre

 

130 W College Ave
http://thestatetheatre.org/
(814) 272-0606

 


Palmer Museum of Art

 

Curtin Rd
http://palmermuseum.psu.edu/
(814) 865-7672

 


Pennsylvania Military Museum

 

51 Boal Ave
https://www.pamilmuseum.org/
(814) 466-6263

 


College 9 Movie Theatre

 

3031 Carnegie Dr
http://www.uecmovies.com/
(814) 272-3050

 


UEC Theatres 12

 

125 Premiere Dr
http://www.uecmovies.com/
(814) 861-5006

 


YMCA

 

677 W Whitehall Rd
http://www.ymcaofcentrecounty.org/
(814) 237-7717

 


Northland Bowl & Sports Center

 

1521 Martin St
http://www.northlandbowl.com/
(814) 237-1500

 

 

You can find many more activities at the Central Pennsylvania website which is linked below. In addition you can find information about historical sites, cultural events, shows, and other community activities.

www.visitpennstate.org/

Outdoor Activities

This section contains information about the possible outdoor activities that you can do around State College and it’s surrounding area. Here we have included some activities both around town and outside of it. Pennsylvania is known to have wonderful biking and hiking trails, all of which are within very small distances from the town itself.

 


The Arboretum at Penn State

 

E Park Ave & Bigler Rd
https://arboretum.psu.edu/
(814) 865-9118

 


The State College Spikes

 

701 Porter Rd
http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t1174
(814) 272-1711

 


Whipple Dam

 

3746 Laurel Run Rd
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/whippledam/
(814) 667-1800

 


Tussey Mountain

 

341 Bear Meadows Rd
www.tusseymountain.com/
(814) 466-6266

 


Penns Cave

 

222 Penns Cave Rd
http://www.pennscave.com/
(814) 364-1664

 


Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center

 

3400 Discovery Rd
http://www.shaverscreek.org
(814) 863-2000

 


Millbrook Marsh

 

548 Puddintown Rd
http://www.crpr.org/Millbrook/MMNC-Menu.html
(814) 235-7819

 


Bald Eagle State Park

 

149 Main Park Rd
www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/baldeagle/
(814) 625-2775

 


Greenwood Furnace

 

15795 Greenwood Rd
www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/greenwoodfurnace/
(814) 667-1800

 

You can find more information about outdoor activities from the Central PA website and the website for Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.www.visitpennstate.org/play/activities-&-recreation/ , http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/index.aspx

Grocery Stores

These are the supermarkets in town. You can get many of your household needs at these locations. They have food products but also household goods such as cleaning supplies.

 


Weis Market
https://www.weismarkets.com/

 

Westerly Parkway Plaza
560 Westerly Pkwy
(814) 238-1821
Open 24 hours

1471 Martin St
(814) 237-2500
Open until 12:00 AM

Hills Plaza
110 Rolling Ridge Dr
(814) 231-8397
Open 24 hours

 

 


Giant Food Stores
https://giantfoodstores.com/

 

255 Northland Center
(814) 237-1828
Open 24 hours

2222 E College Ave
(814) 861-2578
Open until 12am

 


Wegmans
https://www.wegmans.com/

 


345 Colonnade Blvd
(814) 278-9000


Open 24 hours

 

 

This is a list of the specialty stores in town. These stores specialize in fairly specific types of food products. If you are looking for an international product many of these stores will be more likely to hold the products you are looking for.

 


Krishan Indian Grocery Store


230 W College Ave
(814) 237-4118

 

 


State College International Market


328 S Allen St
(814) 238-7679

 

 


East Asian Market


215 Blue Course Dr
(814) 359-6282

 

 


The Oriental Store


451 Railroad Ave

 

 


Far Corners Asian Market


012 W College Ave
(814) 237-5553

 

 


Momezon


1518 N Atherton St
(814) 867-4989

 

 


East European Market


2110 N Atherton St
(814) 867-5220

 

 


Trader Joe’s


243 Patriot Ln
(814) 234-2224
https://www.traderjoes.com/

 

 


Nature’s Pantry


2331 Commercial Blvd
(814) 861-5200
http://www.naturespantrypa.com/

 

Household items and furniture

For Regular house items, you can find different products at these following stores.

 


Walmart Supercenter
https://www.walmart.com/


Walmart holds many different types of products. It has grocery items, household goods, clothing, entertainments, etc. It is well known to be an affordable store with almost all types of products an average person would need.

 

North Atherton Place
1665 N Atherton S
(814) 237-8401
Open 24 hours

373 Benner Pike
(814) 235-9306
Open 24 hours

 


Target
https://www.target.com/


Target is known to also have many different types of products such as household goods, clothing, entertainment, and food. It has a smaller selection than Walmart but still offers affordable options for many of your shopping needs.

 

201 W Beaver Ave
(814) 308-5876
Open until 10:00 PM

315 Colonnade Blvd
(814) 861-8660
Open until 11:00 PM

 


Homegoods
https://www.homegoods.com/


Homegoods has both decorative and useful household products such as furniture and kitchen supplies.

 

48 Colonnade Way
(814) 861-3016

 


Pier 1 Imports
https://www.pier1.com/


Pier 1 has both decorative and useful household items.

 

221 Patriot Ln
(814) 867-4912

 


The Home Depot
www.homedepot.com/


Home Depot holds many different household items. They have many of the supplies need for any home improvement projects, but they also have a wide selection of appliances.

 

2615 Green Tech Dr.
(814) 238-1524

 


Lowe’s Home Improvement
https://www.lowes.com/


Lowe’s holds many different household items including home improvement needs and appliances.

 

104 Valley Vista Dr
(814) 321-9130

 


Wolf Furniture
https://www.wolffurniture.com/


This is a higher end furniture store.

 

138 Valley Vista Dr
(814) 278-7474

 


Lion Surplus
www.surplus.psu.edu/


Lion surplus has used furniture and supplies that Penn State once used on one of its properties. It offers affordable prices for various household items.

 

Penn State Services Rd
(814) 865-4371

 


Tubbies Bedroom and Mattress store
www.tubbiesbedrooms.com/


Lion surplus has used furniture and supplies that Penn State once used on one of its properties. It offers affordable prices for various household items.

 

2221 E College Ave
(814) 272-0224

 


Goodwill
https://www.goodwill.org/


Goodwill is a second-hand store that holds kitchen ware, furniture, clothing, and other items that people in the community donate. Goodwill is known to have very affordable goods.

 

424 Westerly Pkwy
(814) 237-8006

 


Pete’s Used Furniture


Pete’s Furniture has affordable second-hand furniture.

 

522 Westerly Pkwy
(814) 308-9592

 


St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store


At St. Vincent de Paul you can find second-hand very affordable kitchen and clothings goods. This is a small location.

 

526 Westerly Pkwy
(814) 867-3131