State College Relocation Guide

Tips For Students Living In State College

Before you relocate, take some time to learn about State College. Below are key aspects you might want to keep in mind as you begin your life in a new city. Before searching for State College apartments, first learn about the city’s main area near Penn State University.

  • Downtown State College: Downtown is home to a significant collection of the city’s restaurants, shops, and nightlife options. This area hosts exciting festivals, including First Night State College, First Friday events, and summer music festivals. Because the area is such a hot spot, Penn State downtown apartments like The Metropolitan State College are highly coveted by grad students and faculty alike.

What Are The Best Restaurants In State College?

Trying the delicious assortment of quality cuisine a new city has to offer is one of our favorite things about relocating! State College offers numerous dining options that will keep you coming back for more. After a long day at work or when it’s time to refuel during a study session, you can’t go wrong with wood-fired pizza from Faccia Luna. For the best in breakfast fare, hit up the Original Waffle Shop; and Saint’s Café is a cozy spot to grab coffee and finish a thesis. Select from a variety of dishes including sandwiches, pizza, seafood, and steak from Spats at the Grill. And with its on-site brewery and local ingredients, Otto’s Pub & Brewery shouldn’t be missed.

Where Can I Exercise?

State College offers plenty of ways to get your blood pumping. Stone Valley Recreation Area is only a few miles from campus and has over 29 miles devoted to biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing. Visitors can also utilize the grilling areas or rent boats including canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, sailboats, and rowboats. For indoor activities, Centre Region Parks & Recreation offers a variety of community classes like Zumba, yoga, P90X, and more.

If heading out to the gym is more of a bother than it’s worth, you’re in luck! The Metropolitan State College’s housing also offers a state-of-the-art fitness center for residents.

Things To Do In State College, PA

With the extensive amenities we offer at our luxury apartments near PSU, you never have to leave. A resort-style pool with a terrace, a clubroom with flat-screen TVs and a billiard table, free tanning, and on-site retail all await our residents. However, when you are ready to explore the city, there are plenty of ways to fill your weekends.

The Arboretum At Penn State boasts 395 acres of beautiful gardens and greenery, and offers free entrance to all visitors with regularly hosted events throughout the year. Beaver Stadium is one of the premier stadiums in the country. Whether you are an alumnus or just enjoy watching football, cheer on the Nittany Lions at their home field! When you need to immerse yourself in culture, stop by the Palmer Museum of Art. This facility has over 8,000 pieces of art on display and is free of charge for visitors.

Helpful State College Student Resources

Don’t forget to set up utilities before arriving at Penn State off campus housing if you want to have Internet, electricity or gas. For cable providers, the top companies in the area are Xfinity by Comcast, DIRECTV, and Windstream. When you need to mail something, locate the nearest United States Post Office. If you are moving in from out of state, make sure that you update your license at the local DMV office.

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