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Troy Relocation

So you probably want to know what the community is like if you are relocating to Troy Michigan.  Troy is what I call one of Metro Detroit's business centers.  What I mean by that is the city if full of office buildings.  The two main drags are Big Beaver and Rochester Road where you will find all the stores, doctors, dentists, restaurants, banks, places to work, and places to worship.

Troy Michigan

Troy is a vibrant business and technology center.  We are home to over 6,100 high energy businesses, everything from high tech to automotive to high finance.  These business that employ about 125,000 in the city.

                                                            Troy Michigan

Big Beaver Rd is full of office buildings ranging from one story to 20 stories tall.  If you have a Troy relocation you will find that many national companies have offices here.  Now they are not jammed together.  Rather the buildings are gracefully spaced down Big Beaver RD.  Most of the buildings are under 10 floors tall.  So Troy Michigan is not a mini downtown skyline.  In fact you would not be able to take a picture of the skyline because the building are so spread apart.


If you are relocating to Troy Michigan and have questions give us a call.  My cell is

(248) 310-6239



Troy is not only safe but has been ranked as a great city to live in.  In 2008, Troy ranked as the fourth most affordable U.S. city with a median household income of approximately $79,000.  Back in 2008, Troy was ranked 22nd on a list of "Best Places to Live" in the United States by CNN Money.  And just recently in 2011, Troy was ranked the safest city in Michigan, as well as the 19th safest city in the nation. Most of my Southeastern Michigan clients want a safe city.  When relocating to Troy MI you can walk down the street, shop at any time of day or night and never fear being robbed or mugged.  Of course like all cities you have random crime but the Troy Police is a strong department with good reaction times.

Troy Police

Troy has no true central downtown like Milford, or Allen Park, or Mt. Clemens.  The cities restaurants and shopping is spread out down the two main streets.  You will find whatever type of restaurant you are looking for right here when moving to Troy Michigan.

So you really want to know what type of community it is if you have a Troy Michigan relocation.  I would call the city a mix of white collar and blue collar residents.  Homes are still affordable.  You are not going to find gated communities or mega mansions here.  You will find 1960's built ranch homes that are 1000- 1500 square foot in size in quite a few subdivision.  You will also find 1990's and 2000's built colonials, cape cods, and ranch homes that range from 1500 to over 3000 square feet.  They will have open layout's, kitchens with islands, and beautiful master bedroom suites.

                                                           Homes in Troy Michigan 


When relocating to Troy Michigan recreation is not going to be one of your top two priorities but it is good to know about the local recreation in the city.  Troy Michigan if full of parks with over 900 acres of parkland's, Troy is a great place to relax and have fun Troy has two of the good golf courses around. Sylvan Glen features tree lined fairways and Sanctuary Lake offers a true Links style track.  They also have a golf dome, a swimming pool, and a large recreation center.

So how big is the city?  According to the  2010 census we had 80,980 residents, making it the 11th-largest city in Michigan by population, and the largest city in Oakland County. Troy has become a business and shopping destination in Southeastern Michigan.

 Shopping in Troy Michigan



If you are relocating to Troy you will love all the shopping.  Michigan's premier high end Somerset Collection Mall is here.   Stores like Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Tiffanys is here.  The ladies drive from all over Metro Detroit to come to the Somerset Mall.  Of course you will find stores up and down Rochester Road too.


Troys children go to A+ rated Troy Schools which is a good school system that prepares each child for college and the real world.  Walsh College and The International Academy of Design & Technology are here in Troy. Branches of several colleges are located in Troy including the University of Phoenix, ITT Technical Institute, Central Michigan University and Spring Harbor University. The Management Education Center of Michigan State University can also be found in Troy.  If you would like a Troy relocation guide email me at  

                                                                       Real estate in Troy MI

With Troy's eye on the future it still maintains it's past The Troy Historic Village is a fully interactive historical museum chronicling the early stages of Troy's beginnings to through the early 1900th center.  The historic village is located at the corners of Livernois Road and Wattles Road, behind the old city hall building.  (The new city hall is off Big Beaver Rd)  Open year round, the village has ten original, complete structures which history buffs may visit and see how the buildings functioned years ago.  They have tried to preserve them and decorate them as in years past.  The buildings are full of artifacts from that period.

Here is a list of some of the companies that are here in Troy:

  • Altair Engineering
  • Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • Bank of America (major center)
  • Behr America
  • Budd
  • Delphi
  • DuPont Automotive
  • Entertainment Publications
  • Flagstar Bank
  • J. D. Power and Associates
  • Kelly Services
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • Magna Powertrain
  • Meritor
  • New World Systems
  • Olga's Kitchen
  • Plastic Omnium
  • Rexair
  • RHK Technology, Inc.
  • Saleen Special Vehicles
  • SAE International
  • Sonic Alert
  • Specter Werkes/Sports
  • Syntel
  • ThyssenKrupp USA
  • United Shore Financial Services
  • ViSalus
  • The Woodbridge Company (US Headquarters)
  • Ziebart
  • HTC Global Services

We have worked with many of the major relocation companies in the area, so if you want a Realtor that knows the area give us a call at (248) 310-6239 or email us at  We will work hand in hand with your relocation company to make your Troy relocation stress free.