Troy, which is located north of Detroit and lies to the east of Birmingham and Bloomfield Township, is home to award winning public schools, and is a key business hub in Oakland County. Troy’s Big Beaver Road corridor is home to both the coveted Somerset Collection indoor mall and a variety of casual and high end restaurants alike. With all there is to do in Troy, it’s no wonder the city is so popular with residents and visitors alike.
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One of the most sought-after alternatives for an urban residential environment near Detroit, the City of Troy has been recognized as one of the safest and best cities to live in the United States.
Settlement in Troy began as early as 1819. It officially became a city in 1955. Today, Troy is home to more than 83,000 residents, making it the most populated Oakland County city and 11th overall in Michigan. With a growing business, restaurant, and retail scene, Troy backs up its claim as “The City of Tomorrow… Today!”
A city that offers much now – but knows how to look back, too
Troy’s city center offers year-round activities. The Troy Family Aquatic Center offers singles and families alike the perfect respite from a long day at the office or the summer heat. It’s zero-depth entrance, kids’ spray pools and slides, and sand play area make it perfect for young families, but you don’t need to have children to enjoy the pool with its lap lanes, or the sand volleyball courts and lounge area. Once it’s too cool for an outdoor dip, enjoy the indoor pool, fitness room, or gym at the state-of-the-art Troy Community Center. The city also boasts 1,000 acres of parkland, two golf courses, and a nature center.
Troy dedicates a section of the city to the Troy Historic Village. Here, this fully interactive historical museum houses historic homes, a one-room school, a church, a general store, a wagon shop, and more dating back to the 19th and early 20th centuries. The buildings are preserved to show the city’s birth and development, as well as that of the rural heritage of Southeast Michigan. Today, Troy Historic Village also serves as an unforgettable events venue, for weddings, family celebrations, or meetings.
The city is a leading business, food, and shopping destination. With its vibrant business base and proximity to the headquarters of Ford, General Motors, and Fiat-Chrysler America alike, Troy is home to several Fortune 500 and global automotive companies, as well as to businesses in the financial industry.
No visit to Troy would be complete without a stop at the sprawling, upscale Somerset Collection, a super-regional luxury indoor mall. With its stunning, sunlit atrium and 700 ft. enclosed moving skywalk connecting the two halves of the collection, Somerset is considered to be among the top privately held mall properties in the United States. Just east of the Somerset Collection, you’ll find a vast array of restaurants to suit your every taste.
The Troy School District is often recognized as one of the best in Michigan. In addition, college level education is offered by the business-oriented Walsh College and branches of regional and national universities like Central Michigan University and Michigan State University.
Troy, MI homes for sale
Metro Detroit’s professionals and executives will feel very welcome to put down their roots in Troy’s accommodating neighborhoods. The city’s fresh and thriving natural surroundings provide an idyllic backdrop.
This market is dotted with a variety of exceptional high-end single-family homes, so feel free to ask your agent to point you in the direction of handsome, manor-like buildings on large lots.
Many of these exceptional properties come in 3,500- to 5,000-square-foot floor plans featuring 4 to 5 bedrooms. These homes are the centerpiece of large parcels of land measuring at least half an acre. In fact, plenty of options in this market offer even more expansive outdoor space.
If you are interested in owning a piece of sought-after Troy real estate, get in touch with Vanderhoef Properties. Talk to our agents today at (248) 953-3305 or send your questions via email at Sales(at)VanderhoefProperties(dotted)com.