Located in Centre County, Pennsylvania, State College is a college town heavily influenced by the campus life of Penn State University and have gained the nickname “Happy Valley” for its resilience during the Great Depression. Downtown State College provide the public with essential resource, accommodation, and entertainment that stretch along College Ave and Beaver Ave. In 2010, CQ Press ranked State College as the third-safest metropolitan area in the country. They say there’s something magical about the Nittany Valley, where time just seems to stand still. Updates on the downtown area’s current affairs and additions can be located on this topic page.
One of the best things about the Penn State community is how we come together and unite when tragedy strikes. This could be seen in many capacites over the last year and a half. Benefit For A Friend is a benefit concert started by Zeno’s to help a former staff member get back on his feet after Hurricane Sandy.