The Villas at Happy Valley

At Penn State's premiere off-campus residence, students will truly be living in luxury. With the shared state - of- the -art kitchen, spacious living room, and in-unit washer and dryer, residents will receive top quality service unparalleled by other communities. Resident guests enjoy the privacy of a personal bedroom with en suite bathroom. Water/sewer, cable/internet, parking, and trash removal are included in rent, as well as access to our abundant on-site amenities.

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating

5(109 reviews)99.1% of customers recommend this property

Rating Per Category


Resident Reviews

submitted by Aubrey F. - |Recommended: YesTwo thumbs up — You should consider living at the Villas, the rent is cheap, the apartments are nice, and the staff are amazing
response from property -Thanks so much, Aubrey! This community is AMAZING, and we're grateful to be a part of it!!
submitted by Amanda D. - |Recommended: NoSome pros and some cons — The electric bills can be rather pricy and the smell outside is absolutely horrendous. There is a nearby sewage plant that causes the smell. I was not aware of this when I agreed to live at this location. The inside is very nice aside from the normal wear and tear of a rented unit wall scuff marks, stains on carpet .
response from property -Thank you so much for your review! We agree that the water treatment facility has been challenging this year as they were upgrading the facility and the waste was uncovered. The good news is that the facility has received its final part for the new processing equipment, and the smell has been mitigated :) Electricity can be expensive, especially during cold Pennsylvania winters. To help, residents can follow tips provided by West Penn Power, such as only using cold wash cycles for laundry, not using the drying cycle on the dishwasher, and being sure the HVAC fan is set to "auto" instead of "on." We're certainly glad that you enjoy the units, and we hope that with the smell mitigated that the rest of your time with us is a pleasant one :)
submitted by Haley P. - |Recommended: YesAffordable place to live — Villas is very affordable to live in. The one downside is the size of the rooms and the lack of storage space. Walls are very thin and can easily hear all neighbors. There is also a bad smell that lingers through the property on occasion.
response from property -Thank you, Haley! We are excited to have the work being done by the Joint Authority coming to a close soon, which will eliminate the smell. We love having a convenient and affordable community for our residents :)
submitted by David A. - |Recommended: YesA Quiet Community with Professional Service — The community is very quiet and you always have your own personal space. Any service you need to ask for, be it maintenance or just asking general questions are handled by staff who are very helpful and can get you answers ans solutions in a timely manner.
response from property -Thank you so much, David! We love our resident guests, and it shows :)
submitted by Takara R. - |Recommended: YesClean, relatively new fixtures, quiet, great parking. — I thoroughly enjoy it-- significantly better than places I lived during my undergraduate years downtown while at school at PSU.
response from property -We thoroughly enjoy having you as a member of the Villas community! Thank you so much, Takara!!
submitted by Erika F. - |Recommended: YesGood deal for the money — Overall great deal for what you pay for. Lots of parking, good quality fixtures appliances, helpful staff.
response from property -We love our community, and you are a great addition! Thank you so much for your kind words, Erika :)
submitted by Mira P. - |Recommended: YesGreat place to live — It's great to live here. No noise from neighbors.
response from property -Thank you so much, Mira. We love the community at The Villas at Happy Valley :)
submitted by Kristine S. - |Recommended: YesLove it — If I wasn't graduating this year, I would definitely stay for another year. The price is perfect for the accommodations and convenience with the bus route and stores nearby. I paid 300 more last year and had a smaller room, shared a bathroom, and had a kitchen with outdated appliances. The Villas is the exact opposite of this and being 10 minutes away from campus allows me to escape the hustle and bustle when I need to but have easy access when I want it I really love living here
response from property -It's so nice to hear back from our resident guests that we're delivering on our promise at The Villas at Happy Valley! Congratulations on the next steps you're taking, Kristine! We love having you in our community :)
submitted by Frank C. - |Recommended: YesSatisfied — Excellent place to live if you know your roommates. This place is inexpensive in comparison to 90 of State College, and you definitely get what you pay for.
submitted by Courtney P. - |Recommended: YesVery nice, great view of the stadium — Very clean, well designed, nice place to live.
response from property -Thank you so much, Courtney! The Villas is the place to be, and the people in our community are what really make us the best!!
submitted by Shuliang L. - |Recommended: YesFine — sometime the whole places get smelly
response from property -Thank you so much for your review. The five stars for all categories are great, and they show that we're showing our care for the community. The smell is unfortunate. Due to some working being completed by the University Area Joint Authority on the local water treatment plant, the waste composting has been uncovered for much of the Summer and into this Fall. We have spoken with the UAJA, and they have assured us that the work will be completed in November, and the smell will abate. We'll all be able to breathe a sigh of relief when the work is completed. For more information on the project, and to enter a complaint in regards to the smell, you can visit the University Joint Authority Website.
submitted by Alexander L. - |Recommended: YesIt's a good place to live. — I would tell them that it's a good place to live in a good area with good staff.
response from property -We certainly love our resident guests, and it shows!! Thank you so much, Alexander! :)
submitted by Landon M. - |Recommended: YesIt is a nice quiet place. — It Is a quiet place. I would definitely recommend living here.
response from property -Quiet and comfortable! We love our resident guests and the community at The Villas! Thanks so much for your kind words, Landon :)
submitted by Therese M. - |Recommended: YesIt is very cozy — I love living here. The rooms are a perfect size, have everything you could possibly need. And the clubhouse is amazing
response from property -Thank you so much, Therese! We love our community, and we love our guests! Thank you for being such a great part of our community :)
submitted by Guojiao H. - |Recommended: YesVery nice. — Strongly recommend.
response from property -Thank you so much for your recommendation! We look forward to continuing to provide a wonderful home for you :)