French Provincial architecture in downtown State College 

07/05/2022

By Staff Writer

This prestigious and historic Norman farmhouse, with its French Provincial architecture, was brought to life by architects P .Boyd Kapp and Dean Kennedy in 1936. The home sits on 1.18 acres right in downtown State College, within walking distance of Penn State’s campus and all the dining and entertainment the city offers. The home boasts a carriage house built in 1942, four fireplaces, 3.5 bathrooms, an updated kitchen, an owners’ suite with a sitting room, clay roof tiles, multiple stone patios and more.

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Get to Know State College

Home to Penn State University, State College offers a vibrant downtown scene, with local shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. In 2021, State College was named one of the Top 100 best places to live in America by Livability. Other rankings include one of America’s best green cities, least stressful cities, and best cities for lack of crime.

While central downtown offers a mixture of student housing, luxury condos and options for young professionals, there are many neighborhoods with great parks that are within walking distance of downtown attractions and Penn State events. Even further from campus, you’ll find easily walkable and quiet neighborhoods such as Park Forest Village.

Penn State is the primary employer in State College, and you’ll also find a range of cool startups and tech companies doing business right downtown, including KCF Technologies and Remcom. Drive a bit further out and you’ll find large employers such as AccuWeather and Raytheon. Innovation Park, home to a wealth of business resources and well-established research facilities and tech companies, is just minutes away.

As for fun, you’ll find lots to do downtown in terms of shopping, dining, nightlife and entertainment, but nature is never too far away, thanks to facilities such as the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center and the Penn State Arboretum. Those seeking more thrills can find big-time headliners at the Bryce Jordan Entertainment Center, as well as sporting events throughout the year, thanks to the State College Spikes and Pegula Ice Arena.

Population: 42k

Distance to Penn State: 0 mi.

School District: State College Area School District 

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