ATTRACTING VISITORS, INVESTORS AND NEW NEIGHBORS
As a consequence of this felicitous combination of vision and history, Troy now beckons on a number of fronts. It has an unusual number of first-rate restaurants at which to dine. It is the home of the Arts Center of the Capital Region, the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, the Revolution Hall music venue, the New York State Theatre Institute, and a healthy serving of art galleries and loft artist space. Ample, diverse, and reasonably-priced antiques stores have sprung up everywhere among the unique locally-owned shops. There is a period-appropriate corner bookstore, complete with a little bell that rings when you open the door. A huge department store has just been converted to very desirable luxury apartments. A new hotel complex is planned along the very walkable waterfront. Impressive yachts tie up at its town dock in the summertime, a local firm offers dinner cruises right in downtown, and three different cruise lines visit from distant shores every year. Tourists gawk at the many sights, such as the first place in the world to publish the poem that begins with “Twas the Night before Christmas,” or the downtown location where James Connolly, one of the heroes of the Irish independence movement, used to sell insurance.
If you haven’t done it yet, be sure to visit this American classic city sometime soon. Better yet, help make history by joining the many others who are relocating to Troy from all over the nation. Sure, you can escape easily for a day to watch the thoroughbreds at nearby Saratoga Springs, to hike in the Adirondacks, to ski in Vermont, or to shop in Manhattan, but you may find yourself so busy keeping up with the action in Troy that you’ll venture farther afield far less than you expected.
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