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Detroit may be known asHockeytown, but Troy is known for being an all-around great sports town.
In 2003, Troy was named Michigan's Sportstown by Sports Illustrated magazine for having the top community sports programs in the state.The Troy Sports Center is the official training facility of theDetroit Red Wings. The facility is also used for indoor soccer, hockey, and lacrosse leagues, and is home to the city's high school hockey teams.
And when it comes to community amenities, great schools, job opportunities and world-class shopping, Troy scores again:
In 2011, Troy was ranked the safest city in Michigan, as well as the 19th safest city in the nation. In 2008, Troy was ranked 22nd on a list of "Best Places to Live" in the United States by CNN Money.
Troy is recognized at both a state and national level as having award-winning schools, boasting six Blue Ribbon and 13 State Exemplary Schools. Students here have a 99% graduation rate, with 97% going on to higher education. Troy High School and Athens High School were named to the list of The 1000 Most Outstanding High Schools in the United States by Newsweek magazine.
And when it’s time to move onto higher education, Walsh College is located here as well as branches of ITT Tech, Central Michigan, Michigan State and University of Phoenix.
Residents enjoy visiting the Troy nature center, public library, aquatic center, the Troy Historic museum, two golf courses and the ice arena.
Sound too strenuous for you? Maybe shopping is more your speed. The Somerset Collection is regarded as one of the premier shopping destinations in Metro Detroit. With a Skywalk, fantastic restaurants and over 180 shops (including Saks, Gucci, Nordstrom and Macy’s) this is more than just your average mall, in more than just your average town.