Rich history, enchanting architecture, intriguing shops, creative restaurants, and a riverfront seat – Troy is in the midst of a vibrant revival and there’s plenty to love.
Troy’s nickname, “The Collar City,” originated because the majority of celluloid shirt collars worn by men in the 19th century were manufactured here. You can still find some of the most extensively preserved Victorian architecture in the country while walking through Troy—as well as music venues, boutiques, fine dining, and special events. A center of technical innovation, Troy also serves as a thriving metropolis within Tech Valley, New York State’s rival to Silicon Valley, with companies like GlobalFoundries and SEMATECH located in the area.
An arts and cultural event held the last Friday of each month, Troy Night Out regularly draws thousands of people to Downtown Troy. Shuttles run from campus to the event, so you can enjoy arts, music, restaurants, and much more.
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall regularly brings in internationally renowned musical and theater performers, such as Rosanne Cash, Boz Scaggs, and Wynton Marsalis. The venue has also been home to an Odell pipe organ since 1890.
The Capital Region encompasses Albany, Troy, Saratoga, and Schenectady. Ample job opportunities and the increasing allure of Tech Valley compel many to commute to the area from the Southern Adirondacks, the Northern Catskills, and even from areas in Vermont and Massachusetts.
The Capital City is lively and energetic, balancing its historic and legislative roots with a vibrant metropolitan atmosphere. You will always find something to do here whether you prefer outdoor recreation, cultural activities, or shopping.
The uniqueness of the Capital Region stems from the ability to offer residents and visitors world class cultural venues in a metropolitan setting side by side with outdoor recreational activities in beautiful and scenic surroundings.
The largest sport & entertainment venue in the Capital Region, the "TU Center" regularly hosts major concerts, family shows, and sporting events including NCAA events & tournaments.
Diverse artistry thrives at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the cultural hub of upstate New York, the Hudson Valley, Vermont, the Berkshires, Connecticut, and nearby Canada.
SPAC hosts the New York City Ballet and The Philadelphia Orchestra in an acoustically ideal amphitheatre in the heart of Spa State Park; presents superior chamber music, jazz, rock and pop concerts, opera, and Saratoga Wine & Food Festival; and oversees the National Museum of Dance.
What began as a vaudeville theatre in the early 20th century is now the Capital Region’s destination for major Broadway shows, cutting-edge film festivals, exciting special events, and everything in between.