Building Forward. S&A Homes Blog

Reasons to Call State College, Pennsylvania Home

Reasons to Call State College, Pennsylvania HomeHome of the Penn State Nittany Lions, State College is an excellent place to call home for several reasons. While the area is known for being a college town filled with students in blue and white jerseys, the area is also a diverse and vibrant community ideal for families seeking a place where they can truly live, work and play.

The best times spent in State College are likely to take place in the city’s thriving downtown. In addition to a booming nightlife, the charming streets of downtown are filled with a wide variety of Reasons to Call State College, Pennsylvania Homebusinesses featuring an eclectic mix of retail chains and local shops, as well as numerous chef-driven restaurants ideal for casual diners and cultured foodies alike. The State College farmers market also serves as a popular attraction where visitors can find locally sourced and seasonal goodies from the area’s artisan vendors.

Even outside downtown, State College offers endless opportunities for fun. Sports fans can enjoy learning about the Penn State sports Reasons to Call State College, Pennsylvania Homelegends at the Penn State All-Sports Museum while those looking for a bit of adventure can hike the trails of Mount Nittany for a spectacular birds-eye view of campus.

For State College residents looking to become one with nature, the Penn State Arboretum offers a scenic 395-acres of botanical gardens, greenhouses and educational opportunities while Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania offers dozens of hands-on exhibits and learning stations, perfect for young minds.

S&A Homes is proud to build affordable new home communities in the sought-after State College area to provide even more opportunities for homebuyers to take full advantage of the city’s vibrant and diverse community.

Honors Crossing II

Located within the master-planned Village at Penn State community in the heart of scenic Toftrees, Honors Crossing II features single-family homes from the $430,000s. Boasting an impressive combination of value, elegance and convenience, Honors Crossing II is located within the award-winning State College School District, just 2 miles from Beaver Stadium and Penn State University.

Situated adjacent to the Toftrees Golf Course, residents at Honors Crossing II also enjoy access to the community amenities at The Village at Penn State including a clubhouse, outdoor pool, playground, and fitness facility. The community is also convenient to miles of walking and biking trails, such as the Bellefonte Central Rail Trail, and popular shopping and dining destinations at Colonnade Way at State College.

Kingston Village

Priced from the $380,000s, Kingston Village features multi-family homes in State College, just 5 minutes from Beaver Stadium and Penn State University. Set within the award-winning State College School District near scenic Toftrees, Kingston Village offers homebuyers an unsurpassed combination of value and convenience.

The luxury carriage homes at Kingston Village feature main-level owner’s suites and a low-maintenance lifestyle with included lawn care, snow removal and landscaping. Residents also enjoy convenience to popular shopping and dining destinations at Colonnade Way.

Village at Canterbury

Featuring stunning views of Centre Hills Golf Course and Mt. Nittany, Village at Canterbury in State College is a luxurious community of townhomes priced from the mid-$300,000s, and single-family homes priced from the $470,000s. This charming community is the area’s premium destination for those seeking a serene community with low-maintenance features including lawn care, landscaping and snow removal.

Grays Pointe

Limited quick-delivery homes are currently available at Grays Pointe in Port Matilda, a nearby State College suburb. Located just 2 miles from I-99 and within the State College School District, Grays Pointe is set within the master-planned Gray’s Woods development and offers easy access to walking trails, bike paths and a planned 40-acre township park. Residents also enjoy convenience to major shopping destinations.

Grays Pointe features townhomes from the $250,000s, and single-family homes from the low $300’s. Offering floorplans from the S&A Streamline Series, homes range from 1,320 to 2,166 square feet of thoughtfully designed living space with three-to-four bedrooms, two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half baths and one- to two-car garages. Homes in the Streamline Series collection are designed to expand usability while remaining affordable.

Ferne Hollow

Also located within Port Matilda, experience luxury living at its finest at Ferne Hollow. Priced from the $680,000s, single-family homes at Ferne Hollow sit on 1- to 3-acre homesites and feature four-to-six bedrooms with two-and-a-half to five-and-a-half baths across 3,200 to 4,583 square feet of living space. Only two homesites remain at this estate home community that offers wooded back yards.

Each of these new State College communities from S&A Homes offers easy access to major highways for effortless commutes, as well as some of the area’s best shopping for everyday conveniences, and students attend blue-ribbon, award-winning schools within the State College School District.

Along with these new home communities in State College, S&A Homes can also build on buyer-owned land through its Build on Your Own Land program. S&A Homes is proud to build quality new homes throughout some of the most sought-after Central and South-Central Pennsylvania locations.

To learn more about new home opportunities, call 1-855-SAHOME1 or visit