Troy Community

Best Known For: Diverse real estate and upscale shopping









What We Love

Commute – Troy is centrally located, with easy access to freeways and main thoroughfares

Food – Troy has EVERYTHING. From fine dining at Ruth’s Chris steakhouse and Ocean Prime, to street food takeout like Piada and Tom+Chee.

The Homes – Troy’s neighborhoods are diverse, featuring beautiful neighborhoods built in the 1960’s to new construction.

Shopping – Upscale shopping at Somerset Collection is second to none

What We Don't Love

Traffic – Troy is a hub for a lot of large corporations and businesses, so there is a LOT of traffic, especially during rush hour. Busy roads and road noise are also an issue.

Outdoors: Although there are a few city parks in Troy, it lacks the access to state and county parks that many other cities enjoy.


Troy began in the early 1800s as a farming community, known for its excellent corn, wheat, melons and other fruits as well as wool and dairy products, however a central downtown business district never developed. It wasn’t until after World War II that Troy began to develop as the thriving corporate hub that it is today.

In the 30 years after WWII, Troy experienced tremendous growth, becoming what is now a culturally diverse city of over 83,000 residents. It is the most populated city in Oakland County, ranked as the 19th safest place to live in the United States in 2011, as the 22nd best place to live in 2008 (CNN Money), and as the 4th most affordable city in the nation in 2008 (Business Week).

Real Estate

Troy is diverse in population and architecture, featuring beautiful neighborhoods built in the 1960’s to new construction. The median home price is $278,100, making it very affordable.


Although Troy lacks a traditional “downtown” area, it makes up for it by offering a main commercial thoroughfare on Big Beaver Road, and The Troy Historic Village – a fully interactive history museum that hosts annual festivities and community events.

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Centrally located right in the middle of Oakland County, Troy is easily to commute to and from, with I-75 running straight through the city.

From the center of Troy, I-75 is easily accessible, you can hop onto M59 in about 6 minutes, 696 in about 20 minutes, and it’s about a 45 minute commute to downtown Detroit.

Economic Report

Median household income is $84,325, and the median home price is $278,100. Cost of living here is 12% higher than the Oakland County average.

Outdoor Recreation

Although the lack of parks prevents Troy from having the same amount of outdoor activities that some other nearby communities have, they make up for it with some great facilities. The Troy Community Center offers a fitness center, walking and jogging trails, and a picnic pavilion. The Stage Nature Center offers summer camps and naturalist programs.


Troy is serviced mainly by Troy Schools, with a small portion going to either Birmingham or and Avondale Schools – all three are highly rated and offer excellent student achievement programs. Find out more at

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