All you need to know about State College

State College is a city located in central Pennsylvania in the United States of America. This city had an estimated population of 42,430 residents, as of 2017. State College is 180 miles east of Pittsburgh, the capital of Pennsylvania, and 235 miles west of New York City. The state of Pennsylvania is surrounded by the states of New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.  State College has previously been named the third-safest metropolitan city in the United States. This has made the city an increasingly attractive location for business travel and increased the number of business travellers seeking corporate housing and furnished apartments in the area.

State College grew into the city it is today after the Farmer’s High School of Pennsylvania was founded in 1855, now known as Pennsylvania State University. This once small village developed around the growth of the university. The city was never officially given a name but “State College” stuck and remains the city’s name today. This history of this city had a great role in what makes the city popular for business travel today and the development of the university increased the need for State College corporate housing.

Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) is the biggest employer in the area, employing over 26,000 staff and therefore is what the city is known for. The university has over 98, 000 students attending, making it one of the biggest universities in America. The second largest employer in the region is Mount Nittany Medical Centre, which employs over 2,000 people. The other large industries in State College are retail and hospitality services. With a stay in a SilverDoor serviced apartment, business travellers can enjoy access to all of State College’s business districts and enjoy quality corporate housing.

State College is surrounded by large amounts of green space including the Rothrock State Forest and Black Moshannon State Park, an ideal place for camping, fishing, and boat over the weekends. Another popular attraction of State College is Beaver Stadium. This large stadium is home to Penn State’s Nittany Lions, there are a number of furnished apartments in the surrounding area.

State College has a local airport, University Park Airport that boards more than 140,000 passengers each year and offers direct flights to Detroit, Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington Dulles. Another method of traveling to State College is by The Megabus which offers services from New York, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia, Ohio, and Michigan.

Complete your trip to State College with a stay in a SilverDoor furnished apartment or corporate housing. SilverDoor's serviced apartments in State College will help you feel right at home on your business trip to the city. Enquire now. 

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