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State College

State College, PA, is located in Centre County, PA, and is home to Penn State University.  The University is a world class institution of higher learning and is both the largest employer in the area and also the provider of many wonderful amenities.  If you enjoy sports, the arts, concerts, lectures, or learning, you will find all of that here.

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For 40 years the little settlement around the State Agriculture School in Centre County had been "the town with no name."  Around 1900, a controversy began over choosing a name for the town.  Instead of choosing a name honoring prominent citizens, the majority chose to continue calling the town after the college as had been done in the past.   In 1953, this small school that was founded in 1955 as the Farmer's High School of Pennsylvania, was renamed The Pennsylvania State University.  At that time,  there was a referendum to change the name of the town too, but it failed, so it remained State College, PA.  State College is one of the best places to live, learn, work and relax.  State College's vibrant downtown lies at the heart of the town-and-gown community.  Offering many different neighborhoods to choose from, you'll be sure to find one that you would like to call home.  Welcome to Happy Valley!

It was in 1933 that Gordon Kissinger started his real estate brokerage in the State College Borough.  His first office was on the corner of College Avenue and Allen Street.  Today that is the site of The Corner Room and the Allen Street Grill.  Downtown State College offers all types of restaurants, shops and business offices making commercial real estate in State College is a wise investment.  

KBB represents many new neighborhoods in State College including  Turnberry and Wooded Hills in Ferguson Township.

In 2010 the population in the State College borough was 42,034.  The 'Centre Region' population (which includes the surrounding townships) was 104,000.  Students who live in this area attend the State College Area School District

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