State College and Centre Region

Places To Live

From fast-paced downtown living, to the family-friendly suburbs, to the rural countryside, you're sure to find the perfect place for you.

Local Living Facebook Page

The Local Living Facebook page is an easy-to-use tool for current and potential University faculty and staff, and non-student residents, and anyone interested in search housing options in the Centre County region.

Local Realtors

Not sure how to navigate the local real estate market? A trusted realtor can help you find exactly what you're looking for.

Visit the Centre County Association of Realtors to find a realtor in our area

Housing Programs

The Community Development and Housing Department administers federal funding programs such as the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), State College Community Land Trust, and the HOME Investment Partnerships program. The mission of the Community Development and Housing Department is to preserve and enhance the quality of life for the community's residents, visitors and businesses.

Find out more about the Community Development & Housing Programs

National Real Estate Search Engines

Below are several resources to help you search for realtors and real estate opportunities in the the State College area.

Centre Region Search - Zillow

State College Search - Trulia

Relocation Assistance

Relocating for a job at Penn State? You may qualify for moving expenses.

Find out more about relocation assistance

Cost of Living

Cost of living will play a large factor in your decision to move.

Compare your current cost of living to Centre County's and see where we stack up!


Tired of bumper-to-bumper traffic on your commute to work? Traffic congestion in the Centre Region is minimal, making your trip to work quick and easy!

See how long your commute would be (click the Commute option on the map)

Area Schools

We know how important a quality education is to you and your family. State College Area School District is one of the top ranked school districts in the state of PA.

Learn more about schools in the Centre Region

Things To Do

There's plenty to see and do in the Centre Region. From shopping, dining, shows, to hiking, fishing, and other outdoor recreation.

Learn more about things to do in the Centre Region

Health & Safety

The Centre Region is annually ranked as one of the safest places to live in PA, and in 2009, was ranked the safest place to live in the United States. In addition to being a safe place to live, State College has nationally recognized medical facilities through Geisinger Health System, Penn State Hershey Medical Group, and a 260-bed acute care facility offering medical, surgical, diagnostic and community services in Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Find out more about one of the safest places in the Centre Region

Hotels & Lodging

Need a place to stay while visiting the area? From hotels to B&Bs, we have dozens of lodging options.

Find a place to stay in the Centre Region