Located in New York, United States, the city of Troy is situated in the Albany - Schenectady metropolitan area.
People who prefer a slower-paced ambience will enjoy Troy. Public green spaces, like Frear Park and Prospect Park, are very well-spread out and there are a few of them close by for residents to explore, which makes them easy to get to. This part of the Albany - Schenectady metropolitan area is also quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although that is not the case closer to the railway line.
Troy experienced its biggest housing boom prior to the 1960s, so most of the available homes are from this era. In this part of the Albany - Schenectady metropolitan area, roughly 30% of buildings are duplexes, while the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and single detached homes. Renters occupy around 60% of the units in Troy and 40% are occupied by owners. This city has a good variety of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
It is usually practical for property owners in Troy to do groceries by walking. There are also a limited number of choices for those who care about nearby restaurants and cafes. In terms of education, in this city, home buyers will generally be able to reach both primary and secondary schools by walking. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and high schools.
A car is an excellent mode of transportation in this city. It is very easy to park, and it is a rather short car ride to the nearest highway from any location in this part of the Albany - Schenectady metropolitan area. However, Troy is not very transit friendly. Thankfully, there are about 10 bus lines, and most homes are very close to a bus stop. Traveling by foot is not very common in Troy, despite the fact that meeting daily needs is convenient by walking.