Historic Downtown Troy
Bounded by City Hall, the Troy Public Library, Russell Sage College, and the Hudson River.
The historic Downtown District of Troy is bounded by City Hall, the Troy Public Library, Russell Sage College, and the Hudson River. Replete with picturesque nineteenth century architecture, our neighborhood has been featured in a number of nationally run films. Lining the banks of the Hudson River are buildings that were originally commercial and warehouse space and now provide loft living and work space for twenty-first century residents and businesses, especially artists and antiques dealers. Further from the river are historic brownstones and mansions that shelter a mix of small businesses and residents. Continuing east are buildings from the prime of the great retail department stores, some now converted to office space for several departments of New York State as well as other large businesses, some in the process of rehabilitation, and others awaiting their future. The area has a wide mix of residents--homeowners, renters, students, elderly, professionals, and laborers. The downtown neighborhood provides the amenities of the urban environment, including several of the best restaurants in the Capital District, the acoustically spectacular, world-renowned Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, and a growing group of unique retail shops in a very compact, walkable setting.