some good, but more bad
After living in State College for about 7 years, I finally decided to move out. I don't really have a chip on my shoulder about the place, but I'd rather raise my kids in a "real" town.
If you aren't a college student, an employee of the university, or a pizza shop entrepreneur, it's really hard to get yourself established. There aren't very many middle to high paying job opportunities outside of the education and research segments of the job market. In other words, unless you are a teacher, meteorologist, or engineer, don't bother coming to this town, (unless you want a career as a wal-mart employee or waiter).
The State College school district is very good, BUT THAT IS IT. DON'T SEND YOUR KIDS ANYWHERE ELSE! If you don't have the money to live in the State College school district (which you won't unless you work in a professional field at the University), don't move here if you have kids. The housing costs are very high compared to the rest of the Read More