About Troy, New York
Troy, New York is an energetic city in Rensselaer County full of rich history and culture located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. Troy is home to many schools, parks, museums, and a bustling downtown area, making ‘The Collar City” a pleasant epicenter for contemporary folk. Burns Management has several communities centrally located in Troy, such as 33 Second Street, Hendrick Hudson, Keenan Center, the River Triangle
Building, and The Dauchy Building.
Troy is home to many higher education institutions. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, America’s oldest technological research university, overlooks Troy and the Hudson River. With an emphasis on Science and Technology, many of RPI’s programs are highly ranked, and alumni have gone on to win countless awards and even a Nobel Prize.
Troy is also home to Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC), a dynamic, student-centered institution, HVCC prides itself on being accessible to all and offers over 80 degrees and certificate programs.
If you’re looking for an area with plenty of schooling options for pre-k through grade-12, Troy has over a dozen pub
lic schools and private institutions. The Troy School District offers students a strong education and social foundation to begin their educational path.
Things to Do
Downtown Troy is saturated with community events all year long. One of our favorite Troy things to do is visit the Troy Waterfront Farmer’s Market.
This year-round farmer’s market routinely receives nominations for the “Best of The Capital Region: Farmer’s Market” accolade for its plethora of quality vendors and live music. From May to October, the outdoor market transforms the downtown area into an open-air street festival before moving indoors for the winter months.
Need a daily dose of coffee? Troy has you covered with incredible picks like the Daily Grind, JACOB ALEJANDRO, Spill’n the Beans Coffeehouse & Bistro. For those who like to sample local breweries, there are tons of places for you. Located in the downtown “riverfront” area is Browns Brewing, Rare Form Brewing Company, and Shmalts Brewing Company. After enjoying a local brew, visit one of Troy’s many fabulous restaurants.
Troy has numerous cultural attractions and events, including the Troy Music Hall, which hosts a variety of concerts and performances throughout the year. The city also has several museums, such as the Rensselaer County Historical Society and the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the city’s many parks and trails, as well as the nearby Hudson River.
Troy is known for its diverse and delicious dining options. There are numerous restaurants and cafes in the city, serving everything from pizza and burgers to sushi and Thai cuisine. Popular spots include The Shop, a trendy cafe and bakery, and The Greek House, a family-owned restaurant serving authentic Greek dishes.
Spas and Salons
For those in need of some self-care, Troy has several spas and salons to choose from. Places like Bloom Beauty Lounge and Complexions Spa offer a range of services, including massages, facials, hair styling, and nail care.
Troy has a vibrant downtown area with a variety of shops and boutiques. From vintage clothing and antiques to handmade crafts and jewelry, there is something for everyone. Downtown Troy has a lovely retail oasis filled with unique boutiques, art galleries, florists, beauty, health, and wellness shops, and more. You’ll also find your favorites like Dunkin’, Starbucks, and grocery stores nearby. Popular shopping destinations include the Troy Farmers Market and the Collar City Sweet Shoppe.
If you love to be outdoors, you’ll appreciate the parks and recreational spots all over Troy. One of the largest parks, Prospect Park, offers 14 tennis courts, 4 handball courts, 2 basketball courts, a playground, picnic areas, a splash pad, a nature trail, and more. For music and performance lovers, the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall is a national historic landmark that has been operating since 1875!
During the summer months, you are just a short drive away from the world-famous Saratoga Race Track, and are still nearby some of the best mountains on the east coast during the winter.
Gyms and Fitness Center
If you’re new to the area and looking for a place to continue to achieve your fitness goals, Troy has a variety of health and fitness options for residents to choose from. There are several local gyms and fitness centers including the Troy YMCA, Planet Fitness, All Troy Athletic Club, and more. Of course, if you don’t feel like leaving your building to get in a good workout, several of our Troy communities offer fitness centers right in the building.
Troy is located just a few miles from the state capital of Albany, making it an easy commute for those working in government or related fields. The city is also conveniently located near major highways, making it easy to travel to other parts of the state or region. Commuting times vary depending on the time of day and the mode of transportation, but residents generally enjoy easy access to the surrounding area.
Find Your New Home
Our Troy communities offer a fabulous combination of contemporary city living, exploring, and luxury living. Find your new apartment with our Burns Management team today!