Elegant row houses, once the homes of Gilded Age magnates, surround Washington Park in Troy, New York. Laid out in 1840, the Park is one of only two privately owned urban ornamental parks in the United States. Troy’s location, at the meeting of the Erie Canal and the Hudson River, made it an industrial center in the late nineteenth century. Its houses imitated the fashionable homes of the wealthy in New York City so well that parts of downtown Troy and Washington Park provided the “old New York” backdrop in Martin Scorcese’s Age of Innocence.
Explore this site to find information on the history of Troy’s Washington Park neighborhood, home restoration resources, and our Real Estate list (homes for sale and rental links). See the local Classifiedsfor interesting items for sale, a wide variety of Services offered by area businesses and practitioners, and a list of fresh, local Dining options. Looking for something interesting to do or just want to learn more about Troy? Check out our Calendar of area events, and The Washington Park Newsletter.