State College Real Estate Blog

ALL ABOUT PENN STATE: Penn State History & Traditions

Penn State University, located in State College and founded in 1855, has seen countless students come and go over the decades. These students have been instrumental in shaping the history and traditions that many Penn State fans hold near and dear today.

From the very beginning, Old Main was a hub for students. Now serving as an administrative office, it’s one of the university’s most enduring landmarks. Originally built in the 1850s and rebuilt around 1930, this grand building has seen decades of Penn State history unfold on its front steps.

It’s a little-known fact that Penn State’s first unofficial mascot helped build the original Old Main. Born in Kentucky in 1855, a mule nicknamed “Old Coaly” helped haul limestone blocks to the construction site.

Old Coaly stayed on to work at the university and surrounding farms, and he became...

111 Tradition Drive - State College, PA

111 Tradition Drive - State College, PA

3D Tour | Your Lion heart will fall in love with this charming Village at Penn State home! From the big front porch w/ stylish columns to the sweet dormers this SF cape cod is beautifully designed & perfect for hosting all of your loved ones, especially on game weekends! You'll love the bright open floor plan w/ HW floors, double sided gas fireplace, large widows, & 9 ft ceilings. Meal prep is a breeze in the well-appointed kitchen w/ Corian countertops, tile backsplash, & SS appliances. Spend sunny afternoons sipping lemonade on the covered back porch w/ fan or playing lawn games in the darling fenced back yard. You'll appreciate the finished lower level perfect for game day fun w/ great wet bar & media room. Everything about this...

164 Pilgrim Drive - Boalsburg, PA

164 Pilgrim Drive - Boalsburg, PA

Built in 2008, this charming Ranch style “Jefferson” single family home in Liberty Hill features a comfortable floor plan with lots of windows to gaze out at the amazing view! Fabulous cul-de-sac location next to Harpster Park. Covered entry leads to a spacious Foyer/Sitting area and large Living Room w/Gas Fireplace. The Dining area w/sliding door to back Deck allows for entertaining and grilling out. Designer Kitchen features Granite Countertops and tons of Cabinetry, with an extended light and bright Breakfast area. Master Bedroom w/His and Her walk-in Closets and private Bath w/Tile flooring, double sink vanity, linen and water closets. Other amenities include a Guest Bedroom w/Full Bath, Office/Den, central A/C, efficient Natural Gas heating, 1st floor Laundry, and a 2-car Garage w/stairs to the attic Utility room w/storage area....

SCHOOL HIGHLIGHT: Bellefonte Area High School

Bellefonte Area School High School, the sole high school in Bellefonte Area School District, is located in the county seat of Bellefonte, about 20 minutes east of State College. This mid-sized, generally rural school district serves nearly 1,000 students in grades 9 through 12, and employs about 70 teachers. That gives the school a 14:1 student-teacher ratio – higher than the national average for public schools.

Students are exposed to a rigorous academic schedule, with all students required to take classes in math, English, social studies, science, physical education, health, driver education theory and personal finance. Additionally, students can opt for a variety of AP classes, which are spread across the school’s course catalogue.

The district also offers a unique cyber education alternative learning...

160 Wyoming Avenue - PA Furnace, PA

160 Wyoming Avenue - PA Furnace, PA

You will find this little gem located just outside the Village of Pine Grove Mills and only minutes to downtown State College. A fantastic well constructed 20 x 36 foot addition provides plenty of additional space combining kitchen and family and dining rooms all in one. A living room, laundry, office area and full bath complete the main level. Upstairs you will find three bedrooms and a rec room all with hardwood flooring plus a full bath. Topped off with a beautiful back yard with gardens and a 12 x 15 deck with spectacular views of the adjacent farmland! Contact us for more details at 814-238-8080 or email realty@1kbb.com.

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150 Plymouth Circle - Boalsburg, PA

150 Plymouth Circle - Boalsburg, PA

Virtual Tour | Modern Adams Model in Prestigious Liberty Hill features an industrial farmhouse design w/ over 2000 sq ft, unique pecan hardwood floors, custom tile & amenities that make this home one of a kind. JennAir induction cook top & appliances in this well-designed Chef’s kitchen w/ beautiful quartz countertops and unique cabinets w/ built in additional hutch and island. Master bedroom offers great window light & features a spa master bath w/ WIC. A guest bedroom or office and another full bath on the 1st floor. Enjoy the second story bonus room with built-in wet bar along w/ bath, big bedroom & great storage area. Smart technology is throughout the house & also in the amazing three-season porch which makes listening to your favorite music or sports easy. Other upgrades include...

Centre County MLS Report - June 1, 2020

5 Centre County School Districts'* Active Residential Listings as of May 18, 2020: 273

Average List Price of Active Listings: ­$390,293

Average Days on Market of Active Listings:­ 104

Residential Sales Activity for May 24, 2020 - May30, 2020

New Listings:­ 33 Listings that Pended: 30 Listings that Closed:­ 15
State College School District: 24 State College School District: 18 State College School District: 9
Bellefonte School District: 6 Bellefonte School District: 69 Bellefonte School District: 1
Other School District: 3 Other School District: 6 Other School District: 4
Average List Price: ­$329,239 Average List Price: ­$320,220 Average Closed Price: ­$264,000
N/A Average Days on Market:...

691 Devonshire Drive - State College, PA

691 Devonshire Drive - State College, PA

End the space race with this classic two-story home in Park Forest Village. Cozy family room with a wood burning fireplace, Bamboo strand flooring and open into kitchen and an amazing atrium featuring skylights, heated tile and built in breakfast nook. Very spacious bedrooms, finished lower level, screened in porch all on a large private lot. **Gas line is run to the house (gas fireplace in atrium connected). ***Home Warranty Included. In 2016 these owners started a holiday light display using chicken wire and lights, which can now be found throughout Park Forest Village and raises awareness and support for our local food pantry. Call us for more details at 814-238-8080 or email realty@1kbb.com.

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317 Homan Avenue - State College, PA

317 Homan Avenue - State College, PA

Spacious ranch home with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, just a short distance from Penn State! Enjoy summer evenings with friends and family in the expansive backyard or get into the spirit on game days where you can hear every touchdown from Beaver Stadium! Inside this home you will find original hardwood flooring and plenty of space for everyone from the 2 living spaces upstairs to the large basement downstairs with separate rooms to create into a guest room or different themed rec rooms. The possibilities are endless! Call us for more details at 814-238-8080 or email realty@1kbb.com.

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CULTURE CORNER: Palmer Museum of Art

The Palmer Museum of Art, situated in State College on Penn State’s University Park Campus, is a free-admission arts resource center for the university, Centre County and surrounding Central Pennsylvania.

Opened in 1972 and remodeled in 1993 by post-modernist architect Charles W. Moore, it holds 9,600 items. Particularly strong areas include the museum’s collections of American art from the late 18th century to the present, old master paintings, prints and photography, ceramics and studio glass, and a growing collection of modern and contemporary art.

After strolling through the permanent galleries, make sure you check out the current exhibitions, which rotate seasonally. Many of these exhibits are by world-renowned artists from all periods and places, so don’t miss your...