Troy, New York 

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-0.4% since 2020

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9.2 / 4.3

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Best Places to Live in Troy, New York

Troy, NY is an exciting city situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Rensselaer County. Home to two major universities - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Russell Sage College - Troy provides its residents with plenty of outdoor resources perfect for activities like fishing on Tomhannock Reservoir or biking through Onondaga Park. The city itself offers its residents many restaurants, unique shops and other amenities that make living here so enjoyable. Whether you’re looking for great cultural attractions or simply want an urban escape — Troy is sure to please! Capital city complex - East-central New York, along the Hudson River160 miles north of New York City.
Zip Codes: 12180 12182
Cost of Living: -7.6% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 292 ft above sea level

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Troy, Ny Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
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Diverse economy
Educated population
Nearby recreation
Harsh winters
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What Bert Has To Say About Albany-Schenectady-Troy Metro Area

The Albany area includes six counties, the cities of Troy and Schenectady and the historic Saratoga Springs area to the north. An assortment of commercial and state government activities support this state capital. Downtown Albany area is modern with a number of historic sites and an attractive waterfront. Suburbs are fairly nondescript. There is an assortment of mostly small arts and cultural amenities throughout the metropolitan area. Schenectady is an older industrial center known once for producing railroad locomotives and known past and present as a major center for the General Electric Company.


The unemployment rate in Troy is 7.2% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Troy jobs have increased by 0.5%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Troy's cost of living is 7.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Troy's Cost of Living

August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Troy, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Rensselaer county flipped moderately Democratic, 51.6% to 46.0%. More Voting Stats

Troy's population is 48,804 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 0.4%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 22.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Troy is Real Estate: $203,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.4%.

Troy public schools spend $30,315 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.7 students per teacher in Troy. More Education

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Housing Market in Troy

It's a good time to buy in Troy. Home Appreciation is up 13.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Troy is $203,300.
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Reviews for Troy   6 Reviews
Do NOT Invest in Troy New York - 12/18/2019
My great grandparents came from Germany to settle in Troy, NY in 1885. Troy in the early days beyond the corruption of politics was a safe place to live. The... Read More

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Do NOT Invest in Troy New York - 12/18/2019
My great grandparents came from Germany to settle in Troy, NY in 1885. Troy in the early days beyond the corruption of politics was a safe place to live. The... Read More

An industrial-era gem on the Hudson River - 5/26/2018
I've lived in Troy for 17 years and love it more than ever. I was initially attracted by its handsome industrial-era architecture, walkable downtown and budding arts... Read More

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