Living in Troy, NY: Discover the Hidden Gems in the Collar City

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Let’s start off with a little “Did you know?” information about living in Troy, NY:

1. Since 2000, the population of Troy has been growing.

2. The cost of living in Troy is slightly lower than the U.S. average.

3. Troy schools spend more per student than the U.S. average.

4. And, speaking of U.S. averages, the unemployment rate in Troy is below the national average.


The Exciting and Unique Things To Do and See in Troy, NY

Troy has many things to offer to the immediate community and the Capital Region overall. Below is just a glimpse of the great things that Troy offers to the public and residents alike:

Troy NY Food and Restaurants

Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market
More than 80+ food growers, bakers, chefs and artisans gather to offer the Capital Region’s freshest and finest goods that you can buy directly from the producer.

→ On River Street spring through fall and in the Troy Atrium during winter
→ Accepts debit and EBT cards
→ Free parking in the Uncle Sam and 5th Ave parking garages

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With an eclectic collection of eateries, Troy, NY is often a local foodie destination. See the latest Yelp reviews for downtown Troy restaurants:

Troy NY Bars and Nightlife

The nightlife in Troy is electric, and there is something for all ages. Get the most recent nightlife/bar reviews and find your next hangout:

Troy NY Arts and Entertainment

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

30 2nd Street • Troy, New York
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The Arts Center of the Capital Region

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265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180

Houston Field House

Going to a hockey game at RPI is ingrained in the fabric of the region’s residents. But beyond that, the hockey rink can be transformed into a wooden floor for concerts and other large events. Holding about 5,300 people, the venue is a mainstay in the area.

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1900 Peoples Avenue, Troy, NY 12180

Collar City Charters

Enjoy a cruise on one of the 41-foot canal boats departing from Troy, NY.

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Sports Attractions in Troy, NY

Joe Bruno Stadium “The Joe”

You’ll constantly hear people say they’re going to “The Joe.” Named after former New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno, the stadium is home to the Tri-City ValleyCats minor league baseball team. Each season you’ll find ‘theme’ nights from Star Wars to Ninja Turtles and more. But that’s not to say it’s just for kids! The stadium hosts all kinds of events, for all types of audiences. And there’s nothing more American than a great night of baseball with friends!

Houston Field House
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Troy NY Museums and History

The Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (The Junior Museum)

With a mission to “instill a sense of wonder and discovery in young minds, inspiring a lifelong exploration of science and technology,” it’s no wonder families flock to this gem. With support from the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), this junior museum is a kid favorite.

250 Jordan Rd, Troy, NY 12180
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Rensselaer County Historical Society

With incredible collections and preservation of local life from yesteryear, the Rensselaer County Historical Society is something to marvel at. As the whole region is rich with history, the historical society and museum hyper-focus on the history and life experiences of everyday people and the famous alike in Rensselaer County.

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Shopping in Troy NY

A major differentiator to other towns/cities in the Capital District is the shopping in Troy. For those who want an alternative to the shopping malls and big-box department stores, Troy has unique fashion boutiques, retail shops and antique dealers for those memorable gifts and items you won’t find anywhere else.

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If you’re looking to just explore and find your own special places, Troy is a medium-sized city that doesn’t take too long to find your way around — It won’t take long to fall in love with the city and become a transplanted, proud resident!