Troy in Rensselaer County, east of the Hudson and north of Albany, might be a bit out of our normal purview. However, we’re making an allowance as part of our College Towns of the Hudson Valley & Catskills Week. Troy is home to RPI, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and while parts of Troy city are depressed, we absolute love the architecture, and you can find decent Indian food, BBQ, a record store, boutique shops…and did we mention the buildings? Historic architecture fiends need to visit Troy.
A quick glance at the Troy residential real estate listings shows a ton of homes pending sale. No wonder: The properties are so darned affordable, it’s hard not to give Troy a serious look for those looking to come to the Hudson Valley area but aren’t willing to pay mid and lower-Hudson Valley prices. But those prices might be headed up soon, so here’s a glimpse of what you can get in Troy right now.
Originally built in 1910, this well-preserved Colonial is simply oozing curb appeal with a rocking chair porch and impressive front door. Inside, the old house has got some updates, like a new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new baths, windows, and electric system. Includes hardwood floors, original crown moldings, stained glass, fireplaces, and pressed tin ceilings. Four bedrooms, one full bath and two half baths, and a fenced-in yard round out this doozy of a find. Located 15 minutes north of Albany and the I-87 Thruway.
271 Pawling Avenue, Troy (RealtyUSA)