Troy Real Estate Information
Located on the Western side of Rensselaer County, the city of Troy lines the eastern bank of the Hudson River.
Troy is closely tied to the surrounding counties of Schenectady, Albany and Saratoga Springs, commonly referred to as the Capital District. The bulk of the capital region is known as the Metropolitan Statistical Area, or MSA, and makes up the fourth largest urban are in the state of New York. As of the 2000 census Troy had a population of 49,170.
Originally founded by the Mahikan Indian Tribe, Troy began integrating settlers of Dutch heritage in the mid 17th century. After a vote of the people, the city of Troy was awarded its name in 1789.
Troy is home to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, (RPI), Hudson Valley Community College and Russell Sage College.