Thank you for moving to the City of Troy! You are in one of the best cities in Michigan to live, work, and play. We are once again one of the safest cities in Michigan across all population sizes and in the top 25 safest Cities overall in the nation. In 2019 ChamberofCommerce.org named Troy the 6th best place to retire in the U.S. and #1 in the Midwest. WalletHub named Troy the 4th best place to raise a family in Michigan in 2019. In 2018, Smart Asset ranked Troy the 16th most liveable small city in the U.S. based on cost of living, quality of life, and availability of economic opportunity. 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.
With a 2019 millage rate of 10.2437, Troy has the lowest tax rates in Oakland County. Troy is the largest city in Oakland County (pop. 85,584), 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.
Parks & Facilities
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, specialized fitness rooms with circuit training equipment, indoor pool, gymnasium, preschool classrooms, game room, arts & crafts room, senior center, and gift shop.
Outdoor amenities include jogging/walking paths, skate park, bocce & shuffleboard courts, picnic shelter, and children's outdoor play area. 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). Dogs are welcome at our Daisy Knight Dog Park (memberships purchased at the Recreation Department in the Community Center). The Troy Farmers Market is in the Troy Library Parking Lot on Fridays (June through September).
New Resident Packets
Our Community Affairs Department puts together this packet full of valuable information. You’ll want to take advantage of programs and events at the Community Center, Troy Public Library, Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center, and Historic Village.
Automatic Water/Sewer Bill Payment Form
News for New Residents
Diversity Resource Guide
Community Guide 2018-2019
Troy Today / Troy Recreation
Monthy City Event List
Fifty Forward Newsletter
Feel free to call at 248.524.1147, email Cindy Stewart, or stop by the Community Affairs office (second floor) in City Hall (500 W. Big Beaver Rd.) for more information or to receive a physical copy of these resources.