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Troy, New York is centrally located on the eastern edge of the state along the Hudson River, at the juncture of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. With a current population of approximately 50,000 residents, the city of Troy includes outstanding examples of 18th and 19th century architecture. The housing market in Troy is among some of the best in the nation and the area ranks 7th among “the 12 fastest growing cities that are still reasonably priced,” according to MSN Money. The median home price is $161,300, representing a five year, 65 percent increase. Additionally, homes in the Troy/Rensselaer County area have appreciated at a rate slightly higher than the national average. Situated in what has become known as “Tech Valley,” Troy is also considered one of the fastest growing metro areas of the county, with an employment outlook that consistently surpasses national averages.

Troy is about three hours north of New York City and eight miles north of Albany. It's the perfect blend of small town community with big city amenities. The city of Troy is said to be “geographically narrow but culturally broad.” It is made up of several different “neighborhoods” each with its own unique characteristics. They include Lansingburgh, North Central, the Historic Downtown Area, The Hill (which includes Beman Park, Congress Street, Hillside and Mt. Ida,) Sycaway, South Central (including Little Italy, the Pottery District and Washington Park,) Eastside and South Troy, which includes Hill Street, Osgood, Stowe Avenue and Vanderheyden.

Lansingburgh includes the neighborhood of South Lansingburgh, which has many examples of real estate, from Victorian homes to cottages, single family homes and ranches. Historic Downtown Troy is a picturesque neighborhood lining the banks of the Hudson River. This area includes buildings that were originally commercial and warehouse space and now provides loft living space, which is especially popular with artists and antiques dealers. A little further from the river are historic brownstones and mansions. The Pottery District lies within the heart of the original 18th century settlement that became the city of Troy. Stoneware potters settled here and built a neighborhood of shops and homes. Washington Park is located in the South Central part of Troy. It is a showcase of 19th century achitecture and includes Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate and Classical Revival built by many of the City's prosperous businessmen. The buildings front the park, which is overseen by the Washington Park Association, which was founded in 1840. Community events in Washington Park include guided tours, summer picnics for residents and participation in the Victorian Stroll. Vanderheyden in South Troy is a newer suburban style neighborhood with building styles that include Contemporary Colonial, Ranch and Raised Ranch. Residents are primarily young families with children. This is just a sampling of the varied neighborhoods found in Troy, a city with something to offer everyone.


 

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