One of the best cities in Michigan to live, work, and play. We are once again the safest city in Michigan across all population sizes and the 23rd safest City overall in the nation. In 2015, NerdWallet named Troy the 4th best small city in the U.S. to start a business, and Niche Rankings named Troy the #1 best town in Michigan to raise a family. Troy is the only city in Michigan to be listed in the top ten.
With a 2016 millage rate of 10.3989, Troy has one of the lowest tax rates in Oakland County. Troy is the largest city in Oakland County (pop. 83,181), 13th largest city in Michigan, and the third largest city in the state based on total property value. Our outstanding location in the heart of Oakland County offers quick highway access to I-75, I-696 and M-59. Troy is a highly educated community with 57% of its population obtaining a bachelor’s degree or higher. The City is home to a vibrant and diverse international community - 83 different languages are spoken in Troy homes.
The Troy School District is one of the highest ranked districts in the state and the country. It is one of only four school districts in Metro Detroit to receive an A+ rating from the Detroit News. Troy Athens, Troy High, and the east campus of the International Academy were named among the top 4% of all high schools by Newsweek.
Troy has an outstanding park system with twenty parks and recreational facilities consisting of more than 900 acres. The Community Center features state-of-the-art meeting rooms, banquet facility, teen room, specialized fitness rooms with circuit training equipment, preschool classrooms, arts & crafts room, children’s outdoor play area, and senior center. Our Troy Family Aquatic Center was voted Metro Detroit’s Best Swimming Pool. Membership passes are for sale for the recreation areas (fitness room, gymnasium, aquatic center and locker rooms), as well as the Troy Family Aquatic Center (open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day).