About The Troy Area

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, The Dauchy Building, and River Farm.


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 public 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, and many more. Afterward, be sure to stroll to our favorite small-owned bookstore, Market Block Books.

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, and more.


Troy is known for its diverse and delicious dining options. There are numerous restaurants and cafes in the city, serving everything from wood-fired pizza at Bacchus and burgers to sushi and Thai cuisine. Popular dining spots include Whistling Kettle, The Placid Baker, and The Greek House, a family-owned restaurant serving authentic Greek dishes. If you find yourself interested in sampling local brews, there are plenty of breweries and bars within walking distance of our favorite eateries. Be sure to visit our favorites:

For those in need of some self-care, Troy has several spas and salons to choose from that 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, antiques, Troy Threads consignment, and eclectic shops like Artcentric Marketplace, to handmade crafts and jewelry at Hippies, Witches, & Angelic Connections, there is something for everyone. Downtown Troy has a lovely retail oasis filled with unique boutiques like Marcus Blaque and Compas Life, art galleries, florists, beauty, health, and wellness shops, and more. You’ll also find your staple food chains like Dunkin’, Starbucks, and grocery stores nearby.

When you call Troy home, you have everything you need right outside your door. Our resident buildings are home to several professionals and businesses for specialty services, such as The Alterations Studio by Angela’s Bridal, Green St. Entertainment Corp, Engine 7 Design, Holden and Associates, Zaremba Sopko Associates, 3T Architects, Primeau Fahey Studios, Maya Moon Counseling, LLC, New York MFM, Inc., Mom Starts Here, The Companies of JJ Young, and many more.

Nearby Attractions

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 in historical Saratoga Springs. Our outdoor-oriented community enjoys solace in the dozens of accessible local trails, made possible by the Rensselaer Plateau. And if you’re itching to get to the mountains, you’ll find that Troy is perfectly situated between the Catskills, Berkshires, and Adirondacks, making day trips to big peaks almost irresistible.

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 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.

Commute Times

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!