January 23, 2018

Troy, Michigan

Life in Troy, Michigan, explained by people who’ve lived in Troy:



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*Response format = Answer (Your name, How long you’ve lived in Troy)


Troy Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Troy?

  • There is no traffic. (Fernanda, 4 years)
  • The community. (M’Liz, 16 years)
  • Community center, parks, schools. (Marcel, 17 years)
  • The library, good services. (Cherie, 18 years)
  • The variety of people, places and opportunity. The Alibi, Ninos, swimming in our lakes. (Robin, 20 years)
  • Shopping. (Kelly, 24 years)
  • Community. (Kim, 28 years)
  • Safety and schools. (Carol, 43 years)
  • Convenience. (C, 48 years)
  • Everything you need, just minutes away. (Michael, 61 years)

Troy Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Troy?

  • Not a lot of restaurant options. (Fernanda, 4 years)
  • Traffic. (M’Liz, 16 years)
  • New billboards. (Marcel, 17 years)
  • Traffic congestion. It can take a long time to go a short distance. (Cherie, 18 years)
  • Every time I’m back more of the original history is gone, built over, erased. My childhood is being rebuilt. (Robin, 20 years)
  • Traffic. (Kelly, 24 years)
  • Roads. (Kim, 28 years)
  • There are no more trees they all have been replaced with all kinds of buildings (houses, apartments, medical, storage, retail…). (Carol, 43 years)
  • Stodgy, ultra conservative. (C, 48 years)
  • Traffic. (Michael, 61 years)

Troy Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Troy?

  • Parks, cinema. (Fernanda, 4 years)
  • Troy Community and Aquatic Centers. (M’Liz, 16 years)
  • Troy Daze, restaurants. (Marcel, 17 years)
  • Ridgedale Players, Troy Traffic Jam, Troy Family Daze, Somerset Collection, Stage Nature Center, Troy Historic Village. (Cherie, 18 years)
  • The community center for my mom. She is elderly and loves it. (Robin, 20 years)
  • Shop, go to parks, bars. (Kelly, 24 years)
  • Parks malls. (Kim, 28 years)
  • Walks, bike rides, visiting neighbors, school activities, shopping, eating out. (Carol, 43 years)
  • Shop, dine, library. (C, 48 years)
  • Dine out. See a movie, shop. (Michael, 61 years)

Troy’s Reputation

What’s Troy known for?

  • Safety. (Fernanda, 4 years)
  • Safest City. (M’Liz, 16 years)
  • Good schools. (Marcel, 17 years)
  • Business and shopping. (Cherie, 18 years)
  • The city of today, tomorrow. (Robin, 20 years)
  • Shopping. (Kelly, 24 years)
  • Safe place to live. Great schools. (Kim, 28 years)
  • The Schools. (Carol, 43 years)
  • Schools, Somerset collection, Janice Daniels. I hope the current “situation ” doesn’t add to it. (C, 48 years)
  • Great schools, low crime, fair taxes. (Michael, 61 years)

Troy Crime

What’s the crime like in Troy? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Low. (Fernanda, 4 years)
  • Extremely low. (M’Liz, 16 years)
  • Low crime level. (Marcel, 17 years)
  • Overall, Troy is a very safe city. (Cherie, 18 years)
  • As far as I know, safe and sound. (Robin, 20 years)
  • Theft. (Kelly, 24 years)
  • Very minimal. (Kim, 28 years)
  • Crime happens everywhere but I have always felt safe in Troy. (Carol, 43 years)
  • I’d say it’s low. (C, 48 years)
  • Very low. (Michael, 61 years)

Troy Advice

Any advice for people moving to Troy?

  • Good luck with the home prices. (Fernanda, 4 years)
  • Great school district. (M’Liz, 16 years)
  • Enjoy! (Marcel, 17 years)
  • It’s not cheap to live here. (Cherie, 18 years)
  • Great schools. (Robin, 20 years)
  • Enjoy. (Kelly, 24 years)
  • Great place to live. (Kim, 28 years)
  • Go to an established neighborhood and Morse, Baker, and Troy High has done an excellent job! (Carol, 43 years)
  • Buy my house! (C, 48 years)
  • Stay a year and you won’t leave. (Michael, 61 years)

Troy Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Troy (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Love our school, riding a bike to school is priceless. (Fernanda, 4 years)
  • All school activities with my children from elementary through high school. (M’Liz, 16 years)
  • In our neighborhood, we have seen lots of wildlife over the years: Deer, coyote, woodchucks, lots of different birds. (Cherie, 18 years)
  • Troy Daze. (Robin, 20 years)
  • I grew up here. Great memories. (Kim, 28 years)
  • My dad went through my window to open the door to let my dog out one day, when I was not at home. A neighbor seen him doing this and called the police, the police notified me at work by the time I got home there were three police cars in my driveway. We all laughed and the only reason my dad went through the window is because he forgot my house key at his house. I did thank my neighbor and reassured her that it was okay, and I thanked the Troy police department and also apologized. (Carol, 43 years)
  • I did enjoy the old Troy Daze at Boulan Park. (C, 48 years)
  • As a child we had horses, ducks, rabbits on three acres. (Michael, 61 years)

Troy’s Future

How do you think Troy will change over the next 10 years?

  • Renovate the old buildings. (Fernanda, 4 years)
  • Improve. (M’Liz, 16 years)
  • More multi-dwelling housing. (Marcel, 17 years)
  • Unfortunately, I think it will be overbuilt with a lot of empty office and retail, and without a lot of green space. I think it will be less and less affordable. (Cherie, 18 years)
  • If there is any vacant property, there won’t be. More original homes will be bulldozed down for bigger and newer. (Robin, 20 years)
  • More traffic. (Kelly, 24 years)
  • It will grow with more people. (Kim, 28 years)
  • They will continue to build and when the market falls again we will have lots of empty buildings like before. (Carol, 43 years)
  • More sprawl. There seems to be a desire to fill every square inch with buildings. We need to stop building, develop green space, become more environmental, and enough with the fast food restaurants! (C, 48 years)
  • They must repair roads and control traffic. (Michael, 61 years)

Troy Facts

Any other interesting facts about Troy?

  • We need a Trader Joe’s. (Fernanda, 4 years)
  • Best police department. (M’Liz, 16 years)
  • I worked in Troy in the early 1980’s and remember when. Big Beaver was a two-lane black top road. (Marcel, 17 years)
  • White Chapel Cemetery has a couple of interesting monuments including the “Four Freedoms” and the “Polar Bears.” Also, John DeLorean and JP McCarthy are buried there. (Cherie, 18 years)
  • My husband was from there. He moved to Florida in 1975. Graduated in 1973 from Troy high. I lived in Troy from 1972-1990. Graduated from Althea 1988. We met in a small Florida town working together in 2006. A little side note fun story. (Robin, 20 years)
  • Very diverse. (Carol, 43 years)
  • I don’t know if it’s a fact, but troy is not senior citizen friendly. I’ve lived here for a long time; there’s no nice smallish condos for me to move to. I’m looking at Coventry in RO, but who wants to live in RO? (C, 48 years)
  • Best fire department in Mi. (Michael, 61 years)