BALD EAGLE AREA
Right next door to Snow Shoe is Clarence, with two-story and ranch houses lining Route 144 as it heads north toward Sproul State Forest. Back in the 1800’s, coal mines brought Scottish and then Slovakian immigrants here and, although the mines are gone, European family names still are abundant.
Many Centre County residents know Howard as the gateway to Bald Eagle State Park and Sayers Dam, but the borough also is a thriving residential community. Howard is a friendly town that prides itself on its relaxed atmosphere and proximity to many recreational areas.
The small Huston Township village of Julian is located just off U.S. Route 220 and bordering Bald Eagle Creek. Julian is the gateway to the large recreational area of Black Moshannon State Park. It is also just 11 miles from State College, allowing simple rural living with a scenic commute on the Julian Pike.
This borough grew up as a transportation center at the confluence of Spring and Bald Eagle Creeks, used for barge traffic hundreds of years ago. Today, the boat traffic is gone, but the creeks remain popular for fishing. Close to Interstate 80, homes in Milesburg range from historic buildings in the center of town to a variety of styles built throughout the 20th century.
This Snow Shoe Township village serves as the junction to Sproul State Forest, state game lands, and the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. Formerly a mill town, Moshannon primarily features pleasant homes with front porches that welcome neighbors to stop by.
This village is named after the trees that attracted lumber companies her more than 150 years ago. Several streets of homes date to the 1950’s, when a research & development arm of the Curtis-Wright Corporation was planned (but never built) near here. Houses are on large lots and are primarily single-unit, plus a handful of unique X-shaped quadplex homes.
Squire Clement Bechwith laid out this town in 1850 and named it after his daughter Matilda. The “Port” part of the name was wishful thinking, since the Pennsylvania Canal never made it here. Today, the borough of Port Matilda is at the crossroads of U.S. Routes 322 and 220 and Interstate 99, anchored by a bank, market, tavern, post office and elementary school. Homes range from older bungalows to ranch homes built over the past few decades.
This town grew in the 1800’s thanks to coal mines, the railroad and the area’s popularity as a mountaintop summer resort for Bellefonte townspeople. Today, business centers around Interstate 80, including a Federal Express center. “Downtown” Snow Shoe is stacked on a hillside with both historic and newer homes. The Mountaintop Area Medical Center and an elementary school are here.
Dating to 1848, Unionville sets at the base of two mountain ranges, with both the Rattlesnake Pike and Unionville Pike winding their way up from the town. Bald Eagle Creek flows through town, making for picturesque yards among the modest homes scattered here.
Transportation has been key to the development of Wingate, which sets in Boggs Township at the intersection of Wallace Run and Bald Eagle Creek, Routes 220 and 53, the Bellefonte & Snow Shoe Railroad and the Bald Eagle Railroad. Several streets of modest homes are near Bald Eagle High School and Wingate Elementary. The Mountain Valley Diner is among the handful of businesses that cater to residents and travelers.
CURTIN & LINN STREETS
Most of the historic homes Bellefonte is known for are on Curtin and Linn Streets, with the National Register Historic District. Once home to ironmasters, industrialists, and other members of Bellefonte’s elite in the late 1800’s, the area is now a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood of mainly restored large homes and bed and breakfasts. Among the architectural styles represented here are Gothic Italianate, Victorian, and Greek Revival. The oldest homes are closest to Allegheny Street; at the far northeast end, smaller brick homes are just 40 to 50 years old. Prices vary here depending on the level of restoration.
Most of downtown Bellefonte, from Curtin Street to Logan and from Water Street to Ridge, is in the National Register Historic District. Some of the fine homes in this area now house businesses or organizations; for example, the Georgian-style John Blair Linn home on Allegheny Street is now the Bellefonte Museum, and the 1815 Miles Porter home half a block away is the Centre County Library & Historical Museum. Although some of these 10 to 20 room houses have been divided into apartments, others have been lovingly restored to single family homes.
As the name indicates, this neighborhood sets on a hill overlooking Bellefonte from the southwest. This development includes a good mixture of smaller ranches, Cape Cods, and two story homes built around the 1950’s and 60’s. Part of the neighborhood extends into Spring Township.
This neighborhood, extending for several blocks around McAllister Street between Howard and Bishop Streets, has the friendly sidewalks of the downtown area and larger yards of the suburbs. Built about 40 years ago, homes here represent a variety of styles and are mainly brick and well kept. Bordered by the expansive grounds of Bellefonte Middle School, the neighborhood has an open atmosphere.
One of the largest developments in the Bellefonte area, Parkview Heights has a wide variety of home styles built anywhere from the 1950’s through today. Some residences overlook or have easy access to Teener League fields and the local playground. Homes in this northeastern part of town sell mainly in mid to high Bellefonte market ranges, depending on size, age and location.
PARKVIEW HEIGHTS ESTATES
Offering the option of natural gas to 78 one-third to one-half acre lots, Parkview Heights Estates is being developed exclusively by Pinehurst Homes. Although minimum square footage is 1,800, most homes are much larger. This is a beautiful setting next tot stands of mature trees, with planned natural walkways and access to the Teener League fields and playground. Just 1.5 minutes from an Interstate 99/Route 220 exit, this is a great location for State College commuters.
GREATER BELLEFONTE AREA
This large Berks Home development of one and two unit homes begins behind the old red barn on the Benner Pike. Townhomes start in the mid $100,000’s and single family homes start in the upper $100,000’s. Building lots available.
Just outside the Borough of Bellefonte in Spring Township, the main drive winds up the hill with homes getting larger toward the end. Home styles including split-levels and two story situated among mature trees with great views. Building lots have underground utilities and public water and sewer. Building lots available.
BURNHAM FARM ESTATES
Off Benner Pike with commercial land in Benner and residential in Spring Townships, Burnham Farm Estates will feature 92 single-unit homes, plus three bedroom townhouse style duplexes, apartments and single story condominiums. Public water, sewer and natural gas are offered. Skyview Meadow and Country Cove condominiums are here. Building lots and new units available.
Across from Benner Elementary School, this neighborhood features a variety of homes, including ranch, two-story and contemporary. All are situated on large lots, leaving plenty of room for relaxing.
Rolling fields complete with lovely country setting. Deerhaven is an affordable community near the Walker Township recreation complex. It has a walking path and a park. Homes begin in the $210,000’s. Building lots available.
Tucked away behind rolling hills, home prices start in the low $200,000’s in this peaceful area close to Route 64. Building lots available.
This new community is on Route 550 and Seibert Road, about four miles from Bellefonte. Homes begin at $233,900 and range from 1,800 to 2,800 square feet. Phase I is exclusive to Berks Homes. Phases II and III welcome all builders.
This 79 lot development sets above Route 550, opposite the established Crestview Acres. Lots are at least 0.50 acres.
Dating to the early 1830’s, Hublersburg is a small Walker Township village of older homes and a few Amish farms just off Route 64. Marion-Walker Elementary School and the Hublersburg Inn are located here.
This small village is made up of older homes, mostly lining the roadway with a church and history filled cemeteries.
Enjoy rural living without being too far from the convenience of Interstate 80 in this cul-de-sac development in Marion Township with lots of 1.5 to 3.9 acres.
Originally Strunktown, Mingoville was renamed after the Mingo Indian tribe. This small town features a mix of home styles, spread out on mostly wooded lots. The site of the former Hecla Amusement Park, the town long served as a getaway for county residents. The golf course of Nittany Country Club is here.
The first post office here was built in 1827 and named “Nittany Valley”, shortened two years later to Nittany. Today this sprawling village of modest homes spreads across the Clinton County line.
This long established Spring Township neighborhood of modest ranches and small two stories benefits from the shade of mature trees. Away from it all, residents still have easy access to Bellefonte and Interstate 99.
This new subdivision includes 20 estate sized lots on 5 to 28 acres., some of them wooded, with great views of the Nittany Valley. Underground electric, phone and cable available; most lots will require a private well ad septic system. Building lots available.
Blending nature and community, OpeQuon Hill has 16 acres of common open space. It borders Buffalo Run Creek and a future bike path to State College. The mixed-use neighborhood combines single-unit homes on lots of at least one acre with upscale condominiums and beautiful mountain views. Condos start at $237,000. Building lots and new units available.
This development combines five estate lots of at least three acres each with an upscale condominium complex of at least 16 units with one floor living. Building lots and new units available.
This town got it start in the early 1800’s as a stagecoach stop at the base of Nittany Mountain. Buyers of modestly priced homes here enjoy the old-fashioned, small town feel, along with the quick access to Interstate 99.
An established neighborhood of modest homes on tree lined streets sets on a rolling site above Pleasant Gap in Spring Township. Pleasant Hills Apartments are located near the development entrance.
This development is located on a rise above the village of Zion and includes 40 homes with underground utilities. The predominant style is larger, two story homes with front porches in both brick and frame styles.
Off Blanchard Street in Spring Township, Rosewood Cove features more than 70 three bedroom luxury townhome units. Both one and two story models are offered with two car garages and full basements.
This growing Fine Line Homes neighborhood near Zion features split-level and two story homes on large lots, convenient to town but with the lower real estate cost of the Bellefonte Area School District. Building lots available.
Glorious mountain vistas and quiet tranquility beckon to those who appreciate country living. Steeplechase maintains this country setting while offering convenient access to State College and area shopping. Townhomes begin in the $150,000’s and single family homes start in the $180,000’s. Building lots available.
Most of the homes here are ranches and two story units built in the last 10 years. The neighborhood is very close to Interstate 99 for easy commuting to State College and Penn State.
Near the junction of Routes 550 and 64, Stony Pointe is five minutes from historic Bellefonte. The community offers four types of condominium housing units; ranch, small two story, large two story and duplex. New units available.
THE VILLAGE OF NITTANY GLEN
Off Fillmore Road in Benner Township, The Village of Nittany Glen is a new clubhouse community of single family homes with one floor living, priced from $158,000. A monthly fee covers year round exterior home and yard maintenance, giving residents time to enjoy the heated pool, fitness center, and more. New units available.
In Walker Township, this S&A Homes development is tailored toward first-time buyers. Popular home styles include a bi-level with cathedral ceilings throughout, and a two story with master bedroom suite and walkout basement.
WALNUT GROVE ESTATES
Hidden off of Rock Road in a corner of Benner Township, this beautiful neighborhood features larger, older homes in styles ranging from log homes to Tudor, all set back from the road on estate size lots, both cleared and wooded. Splendid views of Mount Nittany abound.
First settled in 1838, this small village is seeing a rebirth as new developments spring up around it. A few Victorian homes dot the landscape of modest newer homes.
Situated next to Centre Hills Country Club’s “back nine”, this neighborhood offers golf-course views with Mount Nittany as a backdrop. Some of the most impressive homes in the State College area along with townhomes, condos and a 4.5 acre park.
CENTRE HILLS AND CENTRE HILLS VILLAGE
These two well established neighborhoods set on the hill above Centre Hills Country Club. The home designs take advantage of the Tussey and Nittany mountain vistas.
The single family homes in this development come in all styles. One of the best vantage points for the Fourth of July fireworks that are set off every year from the hillside by the Bryce Jordan Center.
Dalevue is a long established neighborhood of ranch homes with open spaces. Dalevue East is comprised of two story dwellings. Nice features for your family are a playground, basketball court, baseball diamond and picnic areas.
S&A Homes newest community is situated next to Mount Nittany Middle School. Great views of Nittany and Tussey Mountains. Homes start at $310,000.
Charming homes on large lots with mature landscaping are what this community offers.
This quaint community features everything from cottages to two story homes in a friendly setting. Spring Creek Park has plenty of amenities for the entire family such as picnic pavilions, playground equipment, tennis courts, ball fields and the kids love to cool off in Spring Creek’s flowing water.DE
This planned residential community is situated close to the Nittany Mall. Featuring a playground, tennis courts, basketball courts and jogging and biking paths. New sections have single family homes on larger lots while The Summit at Shiloh has duplex condos with one-floor living. The Summit’s two bedroom and three bedroom condos include underground parking. The Club House has an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, and much more.
With it’s small community feel Lemont homes range from historic to commercial. A favored community only minutes from downtown State College.
You will find this historic village down a winding road leaving Lemont. Enjoy the unique architecture and the beautiful Oak Hall Farm along the way.
This is an affordable neighborhood near the Nittany Mall with single family homes and condos. Close to many office/industrial uses.
SPRING CREEK ESTATES
Long established in the Houserville area, this neighborhood features very affordable homes. Great for first time home buyers!
Located off Route 26 and Houserville Road, this new development of homes features lot sizes of .40 to
1 acres. This upscale neighborhood will eventually include 161 homes.
Convenience of living close to State College plus the scenic beauty of a 44 acre nature preserve and Walnut Springs Park are featured in this community. Restrictive covenants are designed to preserve the integrity of the natural habitat surrounding these large homes.
Featuring two and three bedroom condominiums with close proximity to the YMCA. An ideal choice for carefree living!
An upscale townhome community featuring what most would consider the perfect configuration. Each unit consists of three bedrooms, two full and two half baths, custom kitchens with granite counters and hardwood floors. New floor plans add a master bedroom sitting room and a larger second and third bedroom.
If luxury multi-story condominiums are your style, Windmere is for you.
A distinctive condominium complex located near Park Forest and Tudek Park, one of the largest parks in the region. All units overlook a central courtyard complete with a swimming pool, tennis courts and garden.
This S&A development features large two story homes on smaller lots. A variety of building styles exist including Cape Cod, Traditional and Colonial. Residents enjoy a common area and playground.
Spread out on the lower slopes of Tussey Mountain west of Pine Grove Mills, this lovely neighborhood has beautiful homes on large lots with plenty of mature landscaping.
Perched on top of a hill off of Sleepy Hollow Drive are large homes with generous sized lots. A good mixture of home styles in this upper priced neighborhood several featuring wood siding to match the surroundings.
CHESTNUT RIDGE MANOR
This ranch style neighborhood is situated across from Chestnut Ridge off of Circleville Road. A homeowner’s association is in place to take care of the common areas which also has a bike path in the vicinity.
COLLEGE HEIGHTS NORTH
The small development extends on a gently curving road from the tree-lined streets of College Heights and includes single family homes and duplexes.
The orchards of Harner Farms separates this community from West College Avenue, and the private lanes of Corl Acres lie on both sides of Whitehall Road. The large lots and variety of home styles are reminiscent of an earlier time, offering plenty of room for gardens and large pets.
This charming small neighborhood is just west of the intersection of Whitehall and Tadpole roads backing onto Fairbrook Park. A very casual feeling neighborhood.
This is one of the area’s most family-friendly communities just 2 miles from downtown State College. A large community with volleyball courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, parks, and plenty of open space. In the Hunter’s Chase section, homes are reminiscent of the historic arts and crafts style.
A long established community near Scotia Range and the local elk farm, this rural area has homes of various ages and styles. Enjoy the open space with state game lands in your backyard.
GOOD HOPE FARMS
Phase I and II were developed in the 70’s and 80’s. This development offers many different types of homes to meet every new buyer’s needs.
This grand development made it’s arrival in the 70’s. The first of it’s kind in the area to feature huge lots and distinctive custom homes including contemporaries, wood-sided, brick traditional and Cape Cods. Some residents have added tennis courts, pools and fountains.
This S&A development has small starter homes as well as larger two story, split levels, duplexes and townhomes. A large variety to choose from. Greenhills Village assisted living facility is also part of this area.
Among the neighborhoods here are the upscale condos and duplexes of Cobble Creek Manor, English Meadows, Greenwich Hill, Grey Stone, Thoroughbred Crossing and Washington Place.
For those seeking privacy, don’t miss these large custom homes built in the 80’s. Mature landscaping and large lots are a prime amenitie.
One of the area’s most affordable neighborhoods with townhomes starting in the $150,000’s and single family homes in the $190,000’s. Adjacent to the well established Stonebridge development.
Tree lined streets enhance this neighborhood or single family homes. Amenities include natural gas service, underground utilities and great views of Mount Nittany and Tussey Ridge.
Near the orchards of Harner Farms, this neighborhood includes fifty-eight 2,000 sq. ft. duplex style condominium units. Upscale features for these three bedroom units include garages, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and fireplaces.
This settled community has mainly larger ranch style homes with plenty of mature landscaping. Suburban Park and a paved bike path leads to Sunset Park in College Heights.
There are several parks near this well-established neighborhood or single family homes plus contemporary Cedar Knoll townhomes. This area has been built up over the years and contains plenty of towering trees. Though tucked away, it is near North Atherton Street businesses.
PINE GROVE MILLS
This is a pleasant, close-knit community established by Thomas Ferguson in 1791, now with a mix of homes from Victorian to Colonial to mountainside retreat. Nestled on the slopes of Tussey Mountain, known here as Pine Grove Mountain, this village is a crossroads for those traveling south and features a tavern, dairy store, post office and other small businesses. It is also home to Ferguson Township Elementary School.
RAMBLEWOOD I & II
The east side of this development has mature woods, with lovely two story homes of all sizes; the west side is less wooded and includes ranch style homes. Ramblewood II has similar homes and a neighboring horse ranch and tack shop.
This is a very family-friendly neighborhood sought out by many. Homes start in the $380,000’s with .50 acres to more than one acre lots.
This development features large two story homes as well as small ranches and split-level designs. Open spaces include a bike path, tennis courts, picnic pavilion, and swimming pool.
This is an upscale condominium neighborhood near Valley Vista Drive and Circleville Road. Thirty-eight units share nineteen buildings, some with one-floor living. Homes have full basements, two car garages, gas fireplaces, cathedral ceilings, and lots of windows.
Set amid rolling hills and secluded woods, Teaberry Ridge is close to Penn State’s Blue Course and has its own access to the Western Inner Loop/Blue Course Road. Bordered by a bike path, this neighborhood offers homes priced in the $370,000’s and up.
Fifty-three homes are planned for this community with lots ranging from .75 to 5.7 acres. Pathways lead to a stream and state forest lands. Conservation easements on larger lots protect wetlands.
Phases I & II are across from one another off of Westerly Parkway. Various shades of brown and brick gives warmth to these ranch homes with two car garages and relaxing decks.
This luxury home development offers panoramic views of Pine Grove Mountain and Happy Valley, with prime building lots in the country that are just minutes from downtown State College and Penn State University. Horses and other animals are permitted with lots of at least eight acres.
Park of a rapidly growing rural residential area, about 50 single family homes set on approximately one acre lots in a neighborhood bordered by meadows and a lama farm. The development is named for the nearby crossroads village of Centennial, with roads leading to Tyrone and Port Matilda.
Perhaps the largest of the new developments in this rural township, Grahampton features various styles of larger two story homes spread out on large lots on rolling meadow land. Smaller ranches and split-levels are also available.
Larger, mainly two story homes set on large, wooded parcels, generously set back well from Tow Hill Road. Bordered by state game lands, this neighborhood gives the feeling of being deep in the forest.
This small, quiet development stretches down the country lane of a community of about 50 moderately priced homes.
Abraham Elder settled what is now Stormstown in 1784. The village itself has a few pleasant streets of old frame houses, plus a community center and a park. Well-kept dairy, horse and fruit farms surround the village.
Part of a rapidly growing rural residential area, about 50 single unit homes set on approximately one are lots in a neighborhood bordered by meadows, other new developments, and even a llama farm. The neighborhood is named for the nearby crossroads village of Centennial, with roads leading to Tyrone and Port Matilda.
Off Smith Road, this established neighborhood consists of split-level and two story homes on large, mainly wooded lots. Some homes border state game lands.
Perhaps the largest of the new developments in this rural township, Grahampton features various styles of larger two story homes spread out on large lots on rolling meadowland. Smaller ranches and split-levels are also available.
Larger, mainly two story homes set on large, wooded parcels, generally set well back from Tow Hill Road. Bordered by state game lands, the neighborhood gives the feeling of being deep in the forest.
This newer development features nice vistas of surrounding mountain ridges in a country setting convenient to both Altoona and State College. Generous sized two story homes are on lots of at least one acre. Plans are being drawn up for a new four-lot development, Orchard Manor, next door.
A quiet, small development that stretches down the country lane called Sawmill Road. This community of about 50 moderately priced homes includes a variety of two story and ranch styles on large lots, some wooded.
Sweeping mountain vistas take your breath away in this community where land is the main attraction, with up to one acre lots. Just three miles from the 550/322 intersection, this S&A community provides a peaceful country setting just 10 minutes from State College and area shopping. Homes start in the $290,000’s. Building lots available.
This development can only be described as grand – a steep slope of wide-open spaces dotted with impressive homes in a variety of styles. The lots are huge, with endless vistas of the rural countryside. This neighborhood features some of the largest homes in the area. The entrance is across from the Elks Country Club.
BEAR MEADOW VILLAGE
These distinctive homes rest on nicely landscaped lots looking down to the valley and up to Tussey Mountain ski slopes. This neighborhood boasts just as impressive homes and lot sizes as Aspen Heights.
David Boal founded this village in 1798. Though Memorial Day was observed for the first time nationally in 1868, Boalsburg claims to have started the holiday locally in 1864. The quaint village is also home to momentos inherited by Christopher Columbus’ descendants and the Boal family. Boalsburg life revolves around “the diamond” with its historic houses, eateries and shops. The village is home to the Pennsylvania Military Museum and Boalsburg Elementary School. Events include the Peoples’ Choice Arts Festival and the Memorial Day Celebration.
This fifty unit townhome community next to the Elks Country Club features three bedroom units with one car garages starting at $169,900. Great views of Tussey Mountain and Mount Nittany.
A lot of thought went into planning this development of larger homes. The entrance from Route 45 is lovely with home styles including contemporary and traditional models on lots averaging half an acre.
KAYWOOD I & II
Developed over the past few decades, this neighborhood off of Route 45 features a wide variety of home styles on heavily wooded lots in the older section, plus new homes with great views. Tucked at the edge of the neighborhood is Kaywood Park with a playground and picnic pavilion.
Each of approximately 35 custom homes here will be designed to take best advantage of the lots panoramic views of Tussey Mountain Ski area and the surrounding valley. On a par with neighboring Bear Meadow Village, the second phase of this community is under development.
This tiny old village is very charming. From the sparkling private duck pond to the one-lane bridges that span Cedar Run. The road winds past homes of varied types and ages, bracketed by farms.
This twenty-six home neighborhood, which dates to the late 1960’s, is expanding to include a total of fifty-four homes. Amenites will include mulched walking trails and a pavilion/gathering area.
Within walking distance to downtown Boalsburg consists of 37 detached homes and 48 duplexes. Amenities include walking trails, lawn care, snow removal, community center, fitness center. Designed to compliment historic Boalsburg, the neighborhood features front porches, streetlights, and village greens.
This development off of Route 45 is on a gently sloping ground. Featuring mostly two story homes on smaller lots for easy maintenance. The back decks of some homes look down on pleasant Fasick Park.
Featuring large home sites close to Route 322 and Interstate 99 for a convenient location with a rural atmosphere. Buyers may choose their own builders. Lots start at $145,000.
One of S&A’s most popular neighborhoods. Brynwood is part of the Grays Woods master planned development and is located just past the Grays Woods Elementary School and across from the ABC Daycare. Naturally wooded featuring single family homes starting in the $210,000’s.
Off Julian Pike and Buffalo Run Road, this rural preservation development is encircled by trees and green space with panoramic views.
Off Stevenson Road, near the Grays Woods I-99 interchange, Cedar Cliff is on a steep hill peppered with prime home sites of one to five acres. This neighborhood includes 61 luxury homes.
A single road leads in and out of this development. For those who love the peace of a tall forest, this is the place to live. The grand homes on large, wooded lots range from contemporary to colonial.
A section of Grays Woods planned community, Deerbrook’s entrance is off of Buffalo Run Road and across from the picture-perfect Deer Pond Farm. This development features estate size lots with luxurious custom homes.
Just off Sellers Lane, this first phase of Echo Hills offer 10 secluded home sites of 0.87 acres or more. The development features 30 acres of open and wooded land with a stream, bike path and hiking trails along the former route of the historic Carnegie Railroad. Community water and natural gas are available. Buyers may choose their own builder.
A wooded enclave of 20 estate size lots, each featuring a wooded back yard and up to two acres of land. Homes include numerous amenities including upgraded kitchen cabinetry, oak stairs, hardwood floors and nine foot ceilings. Homes start in the $390,000’s.
Home to large single family homes on at least one acre, this development is situated on slightly rolling meadowland.
Enjoy country living that is within easy driving distance of Penn State in this Grays Wood’s neighborhood. This is a large community featuring a 14 acre park with ball fields and play area.
A planned community, Grays Woods bills itself as a “rural village of modern homes”. There’s plenty of room to grow, with more than 1400 units to be built I a variety of styles among several subdivisions. New townhomes feature up to three bedrooms and include garages starting in the $170,000’s.
Tucked away off Circleville Road and Valley Vista, this development borders Park Forest Village on one side and the ball fields of Homestead Park on the other. An established neighborhood with larger homes on sizeable lots.
Park of the Grays Woods community, this wooded neighborhood is across the street from the Grays Woods Elementary School. Built by S&A Homes, eight home models range from 2007 to 2696 square feet.
This village is at the “Carson’s Corner” crossroads of Route 322 and 550. Residences are mainly older frame homes. The old corner store has given way to a Uni-Mart convenience store.
Near I-99 interchange of Waddle Road this lovely neighborhood has tall trees, quiet streets, and homes of many styles as well as Oakwood Park. Surrounding Oakwood are numerous new and older apartment and townhome communities, including Heritage Oaks, Remington Ridge, College Park Nittany Crossing, The Pointe, University Commons, Village Square at Oakwood, Coventry Place, The Prescot and Westminster Court.
A rural preservation community, Pantops offers secluded building nestled within 43 acres of permanently preserved open space. This setting is guaranteed to stay just as it is with walk-about wildlife corridors, a meandering creek and animals allowed to roam in their natural habitat.
PARK FOREST VILLAGE
This giant subdivision was designed and developed by G. Alvin Hawbaker in the 1950’s. About 1400 households are in this neighborhood with its own elementary school, middle school, and public swimming pool. Many new townhome communities have sprung up including Quail Ridge, Galen Oaks, Sage Gardens and Stone Manor.
Older ranch homes mix with newer two story homes in this neighborhood off of route 322. It shares a park and a basketball court.
A prestigious neighborhood of larger homes on estate sized lots is set on rolling hills with panoramic views. Lot sizes range from 2 to 36 acres.
SPRING HOLLOW ESTATES
Near Pantop and Echo Hills, 16 acres of picturesque farm are being divided into nine lots following rural preservation design standards. Lots start at $107,900.
Featuring 20 single unit residences on half acre wooded parcels. Lawn care and snow removal are taken care of by the homeowners’ asscociation fee, making living easy in this rural area with beautiful views of the neighboring mountains.
This was Pennsylvania’s first planned community which was built primarily in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. The community features a country club with an 18 hole golf course, plus a bed and breakfast, bars, restaurants and hotel. Housing includes single family homes, townhouses and apartments.
THE VILLAGE AT PENN STATE
Formed in partnership with Penn State, this one-of-a-kind community features three neighborhoods. Mascot Cove condos start in the $170,000s; Ivy Ridge single-unit homes and carriage homes start in the $290,000s; and Tradition Pointe single-unit homes start in the $240,000s. Residents have the convenience of maintenance-free living combined with access to first-class amenities, including community center and clubhouse, pool, fitness center, Bryce Jordan Center VIP seating, PSU discounts, and walking/biking trails to Penn State.
An extension of Valley Vista Park has easy access to I-99. Affordable homes on small lots includes a playground. The newest section is Whisper Ridge.
Built in the 80’s, homes are sited on larger lots with rolling hills. Styles and exteriors blend nicely with its surroundings, including natural stone and wood.
Situated between Wal-Mart and The Colonnade Plaza off North Atherton Street. An older development with affordably priced homes, Wood’s Edge and Fredericksburg Court townhouses and apartments.
PENNS VALLEY AREA
Because of the sites location near the geographic center of Pennsylvania, founder Aaron Levy laid out a wide central street back in 1786, hoping Aaronsburg would be named the state capital. Of course, Harrisburg won that honor, but Aaronsburg still shows traces of its original stature. Many historic homes here have been restored, and the Federal-style Aaronsburg Inn attracts visitors looking to get away from it all.
Away from the crowd, this development, resting on the edge of Centre Hall, enjoys pastoral vistas and peaceful settings with a contemporary flair – all just 25 minutes from State College. Lots range from 0.35 to 0.91 acres, priced up to $76,900, with public water and sewer. Buyers can choose their own builder, with homes measuring at least 1,800 square feet in size.
CENTRE HALL/OLD FORT
Anyone looking for a quaint small town would do well to choose Centre Hall. The main street (Route 144) is lined with tall trees and old-fashioned homes with broad porches, set against the backdrop of Nittany Mountain. Another old-time treat is the annual Grange Fair, where families set up camp in the tent city for one week at the end of summer each year. Newer homes in a variety of styles are available on the outskirts of town. Old Fort is at the crossroads of Routes 144 and 45.
In the 1960’s, the Pennsylvania Fish Commission dammed Sinking Creek to create Colyer Lake, which became popular for fishing and boating. A variety of homes have sprung up here to take advantage of this scenic Potter Township location, with some new, larger homes presenting lake views.
COUNTRY CLUB PARK
Just off Route 45 in Potter Township, this affordable development offers neighborhood living out in the country. Most homes are smaller ranches and split-levels.
EGG HILL ESTATES
Potter Township’s Egg Hill Estates lies off Route 144 and Upper Georges Valley Road. Six homes enjoy this location that offers privacy yet ease of transportation to State College or toward Harrisburg on U.S. Route 322.
HIDDEN LAKE ESTATES
Opposite Country Club Park atop a gentle slope are these large homes on estate size lots offering views of Tussey Mountain ski resort and miles of rolling farmland.
This is a quiet community along Route 192 in Brush Valley, found in the 1770’s by Colonel Samuel Miles as an agricultural center and a stopping point for travelers.
This pleasant borough’s name is German for “home of the mills”. A bubbling millrace remains from the 18th century mills and the historic Millheim Hotel draw diners from miles around. The designated horse and buggy parking area is for the convenience of the Amish residents. A variety of solidly built homes are here, from historic to late 20th century, and a community swimming pool and park are just outside town.
NEFF COUNTRY ESTATES
On pleasant meadowland up the hill from tiny Tusseyville, large new homes are available on generous lots, featuring views of the mountains to either side. Each home has its own individual style in stone, brick or frame exterior.
A quaint general store is a mainstay for residents of this pleasant community. A convenient stopping point for those who frequently travel on U.S. Route 322 toward Harrisburg.
Rich farmland and an accessible water supply encouraged settlement here in the 1800’s by Germans from southeastern Pennsylvania. Today, Route 192 is lined on both sides with large older homes decorated with gingerbread trim on old fashioned front porches, and Amish families keep old German customs alive.
This new neighborhood will include 62 homes on generous lots of 1.3 to 24.2 acres. Homes are served by underground electric, telephone, and cable, plus on-site water and septic. Lots start at $45,000.
The confluence of Sinking Creek and Penns Creek attracted a sawmill and gristmill here in the late 1700’s, followed a hundred years later by a railroad station that brought townspeople looking for fresh air on vacation. Today, the creeks are a favorite spot for fly fishing, and several area bed and breakfasts attract visitors.
Off of Route 45 between Spring Mills and Old Fort is this new development of mid-sized homes on larger lots, set against a mountain backdrop.
This village was also known as Churchville, due to the three churches located in or near this tiny rural village off U.S. Route 322. Several large new homes grace the hilltop above Tusseyville.
Tucked away at the base of Woodward Narrows where Bald Eagle State Forest begins, the tiny village of Woodward offers residents a home that feels like a vacation getaway. The village has historic and newer homes. Woodward Cave is nearby, and Woodward Camp’s extreme-sports program attracts visitors from around the world.
This new development or larger homes is perfect for anyone looking for both a brand new home and a retreat-like setting. Arctic Springs lies off Route 504 next to state game lands, with homes taking advantage of a hilly, wooded setting.
Established in 1921, this neighborhood centers around Curtis Street, a boulevard made scenic by a divider of mature trees running up the middle. The oldest homes are closest to Route 350, spreading up the hill toward Philipsburg-Osceola Senior High School. These homes are primarily brick.
Little more than half a dozen homes are spaced on large wooded lots around Laurel Hill Drive off Route 504. These beautiful homes are predominantly frame and log structures. The development lies at the edge of Moshannon State Forest, a few miles from Mid-State Airport.
Just off Route 350 in Rush Township, this expansive neighborhood will include about 140 homes when all five phases are complete. A variety of home styles, mainly larger sizes – are scattered on wooded, generous lots. Homes are served by public water.
The small town straddles both the Centre/Clearfield county line and Moshannon Creek. Older, modest homes are affordably priced, with some dating to the days when mills still operated here.
This borough at the western edge of Centre County indentifies more with neighboring Clearfield County than with State College and other parts of Centre County that lie over the mountains to the east. Founded in 1797, Philipsburg tells its history through the many home styles that line its shaded streets. From stately 1800’s homes to sturdy houses of the early 1900’s, to modern ranches, split-levels, and more, Philipsburg is appealing to a wide variety of residents.
This Rush Township town surrounds the crossroads of Route 350 and 970. Varied smaller homes abound along the side streets, anchored by a market, auto dealership, and two churches. Sandy Ridge history dates to the 1860’s when a brick works was established here.
STATE COLLEGE BOROUGH
The first homes here were built in the late 1880’s as the young college next door began to grow, and additional building spurts occurred in the 1920’s and 1940’s. Mature trees shade the homes here, which include colonial revival, Tudor revival, and bungalow/craftsman styles. North Atherton Street divides the area into West College Heights and East College Heights, which has more rental homes. Now a National Register Historic District, the neighborhood is also home to Radio Park Elementary School, Sunset Park, Penn State Arboretum and Joe Paterno.
COLLEGE HEIGHTS NORTH
This small new development extends on a gently curving road from the tree-lined streets of College Heights, close to North Atherton Street, and includes single family homes and duplex homes. College Heights North is both in the borough and Ferguson Township.
This area next to State College Area High Schools north and south buildings featuring single family homes in a variety of styles along shaded streets. Orchard Park winds through the area, and the regional Welch Pool.
Making up half of the Holmes-Foster/Highlands National Register Historic District, this well established neighborhood is south of Penn State and the downtown business district. It is populated with a mix of residences, apartments, and impressive fraternity houses. Many professional offices and small shops share the cross streets. The area includes historic mail-order houses as well as high-rise apartments. The Highlands has a neighborhood association and is close to Fairmount School, Memorial Field, and Fairmount Park.
One of the oldest in the borough and very proud of its heritage, Holmes-Foster is part of the Holmes-Foster/Highlands National Register Historic District. The neighborhood is the namesake of the borough’s oldest park and is up the hill from Community Field’s ball fields and tennis courts. Homes range from small bungalows, built to house a long-ago influx of Penn State students and faculty to larger, stately homes built by community leaders.
These condominium style homes are at the corner of Blue Course and Stratford Drives. With the added enjoyment of a clubhouse and pool, this neighborhood provides a relaxing yet active way of life.
Just off Branch Road, this neighborhood of larger homes looks over Slab Cabin Run and is adjacent to Centre Hills Country Club and golf course.
This pretty neighborhood lies to the south of South Atherton Street and north of the University Drive extension. Tusseyview is wooded, pleasant and quiet, with a neighborhood association to bring residents together. It includes the area near South Hills and Lytle Avenues where pioneering developer J. Alvin Hawbaker built about 80 modest homes. The borough annexed South Hills in 1946.
STATE COLLEGE SOUTH
In 1930, the borough annexed a large, V-shaped part of College Township, now forming much of the borough’s south area. Included was Manor Hills, a development of Eugene and Lucy Lederer that stretched from Garner Street to Centre Hills Country Club. Lederer Park, off University Drive, is named for the family. Another part of State College South is the Lytle Addition, annexed in 1932 and roughly bordered by Crestmont and Old Boalsburg roads, Cross Avenue, and Atherton Street. This pleasant residential area is now home to Hamilton Square shopping center and Easterly Parkway Elementary School. The area has a neighborhood association.
STATE COLLEGE SOUTHWEST
When J. Alvin Hawbaker began development of his 1950’s neighborhood, Park Forest Village (Patton Township), he purchased 200 acres from the McCoy and Shoemaker farms to be divided into tracts and sold to out-of-town developers. This area is now popular for multi-unit apartments such as Lions Gate Apartments, Imperial Towers, and others. Included in this neighborhood are also townhomes, nursing homes and a few single unit homes. Westerly Parkway Plaza, South Hills School of Business & Technology, and the State College YMCA are nearby, as well as High Point and Orchard Parks, CATA buses run frequently here.
These condominium suites offer serenity, 24-hour security, and convenience to the downtown area, with their own underground parking garage.
Most of the sturdy brick homes north of West College Avenue have been converted into apartments and rooms for students. The area is home to the bus station, originally a Railway Express depot. The neighborhood is close to Penn State’s golf courses and west campus.
Farmland for this neighborhood was purchased in 1955 from the Moses Thompson estate and the Centre Furnace lands. It was the first truly upscale development of architect-designed homes in the borough, developed by H.O. Smith & Sons. This neighborhood is close to Lederer Park and Walnut Springs Park. A neighborhood association helps care for resident’s concerns.