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State College's Highlands residents are used to sounds of partying on weekend nights. The neighborhood borders Penn State's University Park campus and downtown.
It's made up of fraternities and apartment buildings, but also single-family homes ranging from grand stone and brick historic mansions to more modest mid-century houses. The residents are quite the mix—college students, retired professors, and young families all call the Highlands home.
But it's not hard to tell who lives where.
On a tree-lined street a few blocks from downtown, State College Borough's Planning Director Ed LeClear points to two houses—identical in style but a stark contrast in terms of maintenance.