I am so excited to start my inaugural post on this series of Community Spotlight.
Each month I will showcase a different community in the Metro Detroit area. I'll dive into the real estate trends (because, duh, that's important!) as well as a quick snapshot of what the community has to offer!
As a Troy resident for a majority of my life, I thought it made the most sense to start with this amazing community. Troy has been an extremely stable place to live due to it being home to many small and large businesses, an award winning school system, and central location.
Troy is located in Oakland County and is bordered by Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Utica, Sterling Heights, Madison Heights, Royal Oak, and Clawson. Troy is a little over 20 miles outside of Detroit and is a central location to commuters due to I-75 running through it.
Housing & Population
Troy is currently the largest city in Oakland County by way of population, due to the 83,181 people who call it home (cityoftroy.com)
Troy is primarily made up of single family homes that sit on less than .5 acres and made up of many subdivisions.
Troy's average home price rose $80,000 in the past three years and has been on a steady increase since 2011. The average sale price of a home (in October 2018) was $300,000 (compared to Oakland County as a whole, which was $242,500).
Troy is full of entertainment for people of all ages. Somerset Mall, which is located on the West side of Troy, features hundreds of retail shops, including high end retailers on the South Side of Big Beaver. Enjoy the skywalk, which connects both sides of the mall across busy Big Beaver Road.
New restaurants and other eateries have been opening up throughout Troy, mostly on Big Beavers corridor. Sedona Taphouse and Granite City Brewery are great for Beer Lovers, and a new latin restaurant Gran Castor sits right on the corner of Big Beaver and Rochester Rd.
Due to all of the excitement on Big Beaver, Troy recently started a free trolley service that runs down Big Beaver Road Mondays through Saturdays from 4p-11p. It also stops at the Troy Farmers Market, which is located in the Troy Civic Center during the summer and fall months.
Additionally, Troy hosts a back to school fair every year called Troy Daze, which is located at the Civic Center. Troy Daze has been in existence for decades and also features a firework display and a parade.
Schools, Parks & Recreation
Troy has 12 Elementary schools, four Middle Schools and two High Schools. Troy is also home to one of the campuses of the International Academy. For more information regarding the school system, please visit https://www.troy.k12.mi.us/.
Troy has five community parks, which are all over 25 acres. They house tennis courts, play structures, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, picnic areas, volleyball courts, and nature trails or fishing spots. Troy also has numerous neighborhood parks for closer proximity. Troy also recently opened a dog park, which is $35 for residents.
The Troy Parks & Recreation Department has something for everyone, kids and adults alike. Troy is home to a Community Fitness Center, an Aquatic Center, A Nature Center, Golf Courses, and a Racquet Club.
There truly is something for everyone to enjoy in the city of Troy. As a Troy Schools graduate and a resident of Troy for my entire childhood, I know the area well. I would love to be of assistance in helping you or your family buy or sell your home in Troy.