Troy, Ohio – One of Ohio’s Best Home Towns
It’s no secret to the 25,000 residents who call this charming small city home – Troy, Ohio, is one of Ohio’s best places to live. Named “Ohio’s Best Hometown” by Ohio Magazine, Troy combines modern living convenience with Heartland tradition.
The heart of Troy is a picture postcard American Downtown. The roundabout at the Square features neat landscaping and a fountain in summer, and a grandly illuminated Christmas tree through the holidays.
The Square and walkable surrounding area is host to frequent arts, cultural, dining and shopping events. Restaurants range from the timeless to the refined. K’s Hamburger Shop (a favorite stop of presidential campaigns) has never strayed from its roots. Anchoring the square with outdoor dining and casual elegance are La Piazza and The Caroline, consistently voted among the Dayton area’s best restaurants.
Warm weather means outdoor concerts, featuring local bands and nationally-recognized artists. Residents bring blankets and lawn chairs and take up positions around the square for music under the stars.
Arts and Culture
At the West edge of downtown sits the stately manor once owned by Troy’s whiskey heiress, Mary Jane Hayner. Now home to the Troy Hayner Cultural Center, the home is Troy’s premiere venue for elegant weddings, art exhibits, intimate concerts and personal development classes.
Downtown is the location of the Art Vault, a privately-owned arts cooperative featuring local and nationally-renowned fine artists.
Troy’s Strawberry Festival is a major event each May. Drawing visitors from around Ohio and surrounding states, the Strawberry Festival is the quintessential home town festival, with arts, crafts, parade, and of course, all things “strawberry”!
Parks and Recreation
Troy’s network of 30 city parks and greenspaces are linked by miles of clean, safe paved walk and bike paths. The paths traverse old rail lines, meander along the Great Miami River and wind through shady groves of mature trees. The region’s bike path system continues to expand and link up. Adventuresome riders are able to ride many miles both north and south from the city.
Duke Park is a large recreation and athletic complex featuring ball diamonds and soccer fields, bike/walk/run paths and fitness stations.
Troy has two golf courses within the city. Miami Shores Golf Course is a municipal-owned 18-hole public course designed by Donald Ross. It features long, open rye fairways and challenging bentgrass greens. Troy Country Club is a private 18-hole par-70 championship course with immaculate groundskeeping and tight approaches.
Swimmers and sunbathers may choose from the city-owned Troy Aquatic Park near the high school and Hobart Arena, or the private Dolphin Club on Arthur Road just west of town. Facilities are family-friendly, clean and refreshing on a hot summer day.
Hobart Arena is a multi-purpose sports and convention venue that transforms from a hockey and public skating rink to a concert arena. Hobart Arena hosts big-name music and entertainment, as well as thrilling hockey matches, commercial events and expos.
Landmarks and Treasures
Flight enthusiasts will be delighted by frequent arrivals of classic bi-planes during the warmer months. Troy is home to historic WACO Field and the WACO Museum. The WACO Aircraft Company was the largest manufacturer of civil aircraft in the 1920’s and early ’30’s, and that heritage is preserved both at the museum and with frequent fly-ins of the colorful aircraft.
Troy’s public school system is one of the state’s best, earning the highest ratings on Ohio’s District Report Card. The school system enrolls about 1,500 students system-wide, with a central high school, a junior high, a common sixth grade, and six distributed elementary schools.
High school students may participate in a full range of varsity, club and co-ed athletics, including football, basketball, baseball, soccer, gymnastics and ice hockey. The more artistically inclined may choose from band and orchestra, or sing in choir and musical productions.
As an alternative to the public school system, Troy is home to Troy Christian Schools, a pre K-12 private school.
Troy is conveniently located along I-75, just minutes from Dayton International Airport, and an easy drive to Dayton, or connection to I-70. Get the best combination of small town quality of life and access to city arts, industry and shopping.
No matter your lifestyle – athletic or artistic, whether you are starting a family or emptying the nest – Troy, Ohio is your BEST hometown.
Why Move To Troy, Ohio?
Whether your job is the reason for relocating here or if you are searching for a place to retire, Troy has much to offer for people in all walks and stages of life. Below are a few highlights that show why Troy is a great place to call home.
The editors of Ohio Magazine named Troy one of Ohio’s Best Hometowns for 2009. Troy was selected as the best Hometown in the Southwest Region.
- Named the 2009 winner of the
“Ohio’s Best Hometown Award”
- Downtown Troy is home to many
- retail shops & restaurants
- Yearly Strawberry Festival & Parade
- Gorgeous Historic Area
- Music on the Square
- Hobart Arena for Events
- Upper Valley Medical Center
- Numerous Nursing Homes with a wide range of services