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Top Ten Reasons to Live in State College
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Top Ten Reasons to Live in State College



For active adults living at Traditions of America at Liberty Hill, having Penn State in their "backyard" is a connection to world-class arts and culture, lifelong learning, and seemingly endless opportunities!

The university is just minutes from our own 55 and older community campus. The area buzzes with festivals, farmers markets and fun. Hikers and walkers love the many wooded preserves and forest trails. Water-lovers get their fix at Lake Perez. And competitive shoppers? State College has "scenic vistas" for you, too.

We've assembled our top ten reasons to love living in this wonderful location, below.

1. Higher Education

The Penn State University’s Go-60 and OLLI programs offered in State College provide those continuing or seeking higher education a variety of courses to choose from, accompanied by an environment to explore passions in a real-world setting.


2. Year-Round Festivals

State College is home to a variety of festivals that take place throughout the year, including the nationally recognized Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, First Night State College, and People’s Choice Festival.


As the largest student-run philanthropy event in the world, this dance marathon at Penn State raises money for a worthy cause -- benefiting Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

(Traditions of America at Liberty Hill homeowners frequently join in the fun and fundraising! Click here to read about our 2013 efforts, netting $4000 for pediatric cancer research.

4. Sports Galore

Watch, cheer and participate in a number of all-season sports including college football, minor league baseball, bike races, marathons, ice hockey and more.

5. Food & Beverage

The area in and surrounding State College is filled with award-winning wineries, brew pubs and more. Enjoy this along with a variety of regional and national cuisines sure to please any foodie.

6. Nature / Hiking

Nature enthusiasts will love the variety of outdoor adventures available within State College, including Mount Nittany, Penn’s Cave (all water cavern and wildlife park) and The Arboretum at Penn State.

Photo source: hikemountnittany.com


7. Music

No matter your music preference, here you can find live music events sure to please. Home to the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra and Nittany Valley Symphony, State College offers everything from symphonies to cover bands.

8. Theater

The arts come alive through The Center for Performing Arts at Penn State, the State Theatre and other area performance centers. Enjoy music, dance, opera, family programming and more.

9. Historical Attractions

Explore history and learn about contributions made by citizens in the defense of the Nation at the Pennsylvania Military Museum, or celebrate Memorial Day in the birthplace of its origination, Boalsburg, Pennsylvania.

10. Safety and Security

Feel safe and secure in your new home located in an area named the third safest metro area in 2010.

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