About Centre County

Centre County is conveniently located in the center of Pennsylvania, surrounded by beautiful countryside and yet close to major Eastern cities.

Request your relocation packet at michelleswope@yahoo.com 

Included in your packet will be your official guide to Centre County with tons of information, facts, websites and phone numbers you are looking for to get you aqauinted with Centre County.

Area: 1,110 square miles
Population:  154,722 (2011 census for Centre County).

We are less than 200 miles from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and less than 100 miles from the state capitol, Harrisburg.  

Major highway routes through the county are Interstate 80 (east-west) and Interstate 99 ( north-south).

The County is served by freight rail service, and by passernger rail via nearby Lewistown and Altoona.

Dozens of sheduled flights arrive at and depart from State College's University Park Airport every day. 

Transportion:  air service, bus service, limousines, rail services, rental cars and taxi services for your convenience.

Our unemployment rate is consistently one of the lowest in the state, and we have earned a growing reputation as an incubator of high-tech companies.

Our communities are safe places to live and visit.  In a 2009, Congressional Quarterly ranked State College as the safest metropolitan statistical area in the country. 

In Money magazine's 2000 survey of "The Best Places to Live in America," we were rated fourth-best in the nation for the fewest incidents of violent crime.

In 2012, Centre County ranked in the top five healthiest counties in Pennsylvania, according to a study by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

More than 70% of the county's land is forested, and 17.2 is agricultural.  About a third of our land is publicly owned by the Bureau of Forestry, Game Commission, Fish Commission, Bureau of Corrections or Penn State. 

Come enjoy our forest and parks...fishing, hunting, swimming, boating, camping, picnicking and so much more...museums, theatres, sports, arts, concerts, etc.

This is just a brief caption of what Centre County has to offer.  For your complete guide to Centre County, e-mail me at michelleswope@yahoo.com.  Provide your name and address and I will get it into the mail promptly.

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The Michelle Swope Group

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