The village of Lemont [french for mountain] grew in the 1870's as a result of its position at the end of Nittany Mountain plus its location at an important crossroads of four major roads of early Centre County. Since this was a crossroads the land was very accessible to settlers coming in search of good farmland. In addition Spring Creek literally cuts the village in half, in the past it also provided an impetus for early farmers.
Take a few hours to visit Lemont and don't miss the restored train station and the Granary, last remaining one in PA. built in 1885. You must visit the businesses on Pike Street. Enjoy some coffee at the Cafe', love the cookies at the bakery, Art Alliance is a favorite stop plus a wonderful restaurant you must try.
Nearby are some other communities, Oak Hall, Linden Hall, Houserville and State College. Housing choices in and around Lemont are many, from the Victorian style from the 1870's, bungalows of the 1920's to the more modern homes of today in developments like Centre Hills, Dalevue and Barnbridge. Want a view, some homes on Mt. Nittany above Lemont have a perfect seat to view the Central PA 4th Fest fireworks at Beaver Stadium on the Penn State campus.
Easily seen from some homes in Lemont is a view of Beaver Stadium, great place to view the 4th of July fireworks. A short distance away are communities like Oak Hall, Linden Hall, Houserville and State College.
Located adjacent to State College Borough and including some of the Penn State University Campus, College Township offers many recreational, commercial and housing choices. It is home to Mt. Nittany, Beaver Stadium, Mount Nittany Medical Center and the Nittany Mall. Wonderful residential communities like Lemont (French for "mountain"), Oak Hall and Houserville offer many real estate choices. Students that live in Lemont attend classes in the State College Area School District.