Troy entrepreneur Samuel Wilson became the model for our national symbol - Uncle Sam
The Liberty Bell was forged in Troy
Tiffany stained glass windows can be found throughout Troy echoing its past opulence
Troy-Bilt rototillers originated in the city
Rensselaer School (now Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) was the first degree-granting engineering school in the English-speaking world
Emma Willard (initially the Troy Female Seminary) was the first school in the nation to teach women the same mathematics and science curriculum as men
The Capital Region is home to 25 colleges and universities offering over 740 degree programs from the associate to the doctoral level.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
University at Albany, SUNY
The Sage Colleges
The College of Saint Rose
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Colleges of Nanoscale Science + Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Also outstanding community colleges:
Hudson Valley CC
Troy college students = 23,000
Albany has 10 colleges and universities with 27,000 students, a 10 minute drive to Troy
Rensselaer Polytechnic Insitute
7,962 students, 2,000 employees
Hudson Valley Community College
11,640 students, 650 faculty
2,400 students, 389 employees
Private 4-year prep school with 358 students (218 are boarders)
Albany also has10 colleges and universities with 27,000 students
within a 10 minute drive to Troy.
in the Capital Region
Biotech Life Sciences
Computer & Electronic Product Manufacturing Semiconductor
Travel & Tourism
Troy City-Central Districts
Troy's renaissance started in the heart of the historic downtown. As the city progressed, new districts and neighborhoods with their own distinct personalities developed.
Hedley Waterfront Marina - anchored by large office buildings with a healthy mix of Fortune 500, technology, education, government, healthcare and professional services. A hotel, retail complexes and waterfront park will soon be under construction.
Entertainment District - bars, restaurants, brewery and events hall dominate this area drawing students and the after-work crowd from across the Capital region.
Historic Downtown - tree-lined streets, outdoor cafes, brownstones, boutiques, shops and Brooklyn-esque eateries add charm to this most central part of the city.
Potter District or SoCo (South of Congress) - Troy's hottest new neighborhood with trendy pubs, avante-guard shops and old-time diners attracts anyone looking for something different.