Troy Tourism

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Troy is a city in the U.S. State of New York and the seat of Rensselaer County. The city is located on the western edge of Rensselaer County and on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. Troy has close ties to the nearby cities of Albany and Schenectady, forming a region popularly called the Capital District. The city is one of the three major centers for the Albany Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which has a population of 1,170,483. At the 2010 census, the population of Troy was 50,129. Troy's motto is Ilium fuit, Troja est, which means "Ilium was, Troy is". Before European arrival, the area was settled by the Mahican Indian tribe. The Dutch began settling in the mid 17th century; the patroon Kiliaen van Rensselaer called the area Pafraets Dael, after his mother. Control of New York passed to the English in 1664 and in 1707 Derick Van der Heyden purchased a farm near today's downtown area. In 1771 Abraham Lansing had his farm in today's Lansingburgh laid out into lots. Responding to Lansing's success to the north, in 1787, Van der Heyden's grandson Jacob had his extensive holdings surveyed and laid out into lots as well, calling the new village Vanderheyden. In 1789, Troy got its current name after a vote of the people. In 1791, Troy was incorporated as a town and extended east across the county to the Vermont line and included Petersburgh. In 1796, Troy became a village and in 1816 it became a city. Lansingburgh, to the north, became part of Troy in 1900.


This warm abode of Troy is a delightful place to visit in United States. A gripping city on its own right, New Paltz also deserves a visit. New Paltz is bestowed with interesting set of attractions for every type of traveller. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Troy*

  • Troy: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Troy for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Troy.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Troy - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 45.31 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80.56 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Troy

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Troy

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.5 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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