Beautiful homes in many price ranges, an excellent school district and world-class shopping, dining and entertainment are reasons CNN Money put Troy, Michigan, on its list of Best Places to Live in the USA. Troy is part of Oakland County, located in the northern suburbs of Detroit. Houses, condominiums and multi-family complexes make up the neighborhoods behind Troy’s esteemed designation as safest city in Michigan. It also ranks among the top 20 safest and most affordable cities in the country.
The population of Troy, as of the 2010 US Census, is 80,980. Residents enjoy 900 acres of parkland within the city’s 33.64 square miles. The popular Somerset Collection Mall boasts a skywalk and over 180 stores and restaurants. It is convenient to travel around Troy by car. Bus service throughout the city is provided by the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART). AMTRAK stops at the Troy Transit Center, located across the street from Oakland-Troy Airport. Troy is headquarters for Meritor and Kelly Services Corporations, signs of economic strength of the region. Troy Public School District student scores are among the highest in the state and in national comparisons.
A 20-minute drive from Detroit, Troy is proud to be diverse. Its Bhartiya Hindu Temple is on Trip Advisor’s top places to visit. It is home to two of the largest protestant churches in the United States, Kensington Community and Woodside Bible Church. The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Metropolis of Detroit is headquartered in Troy. Recreation, relaxation and networking are all part of the quality of life in Troy. There is always something special to see and do downtown on the two acres that make up Troy Museum and Historic Village Green. There are two first-rate municipal golf courses in the city. The Sylvan Golf Course is where residents enjoy cross country skiing and sledding in the winter. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Troy Family Aquatic Center is the place to be for water fun. Troy Community Center maintains city pools for swimming year round. Romance never gets old for couples strolling along the trails of the nature center. With so many options for living, learning, working, playing and prospering, Troy is proud that Relocate America lists it as one of the 25 Best Places for New Families to Live.