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Helpful Resources

Local Resources

Here is a list of resources local to Penn State University and State College, Pennsylvania. This information is submitted by realtors and other services like transportation, furniture retailers, etc.

Local newspapers and websites can be great resources during a housing search, so be sure to utilize them. Also, here are a some helpful tips and questions to ask while you are looking for an apartment to rent.

Common Ad Abbreviations

If you think classified ads are written in a foreign language, then this information is for you. Read this list of abbreviations commonly used to describe apartments for rent and you'll be on your way to understanding the ads.

Be Alert of Rental Scams

There are many types of scams out there and it is important to be aware of them. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Familiarize yourself with this type of rental scam so that you won't become a victim.

Centre County Information

Be informed! Learn more about important local things like recycling in your neighborhood, voting precincts and the local government TV channel.

View our Brochures

If you're looking for some reliable information about living off-campus, start with these brochures. We have years of experience working with off-campus resident students and we want to share what we've learned through these 13 different documents.

Parking Available for Lease

If you are looking to rent a parking spot for your vehicle, review this list of private parking to see some of the local options. Since this is not an exhaustive list, remember to look in other places like the newspaper classifieds if none of these parking locations appeal to you.

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