has written 1 SperlingViews. Currently, SAM is living in State College, PA and has a little something to say:
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College Town through and through Posted On: 7/9/2006 10:35:34 PM
I live here as a young adult, as a mother, as a worker and as a wife to a college student. I love how family orientated it is, and how safe it is...I think thats whats attracting people here...hence, the housing boom... however, I am bored here as a young adult. I've already been through college, Im not in that population anymore, therefore Downtown has no appeal to me. After living here for 6 months, I feel like I've gotten to see what State College has to offer --> Bored. My next move will look to combine the great family feel of State College, but within distance of Adult activities/attractions. I thought I'd have an escape from the boredom with shopping, but not even that is fulfilling here -->lack of good retail shops.
Not only that, State College is growing FAST, they need to becareful with their Urban Planning / Development Projects. Some of the plans I am seeing include tight narrow streets with houses built nearly on-top of each other and then commercial properties located within family neighborhoods. This one particular land-owner is willing to sacrifice the dynamic of a neighborhood for a big pay-off. Its a good thing I wont live here for long --- sigh of relief!