Regarding the builder I cannot give you an answer (Sapphire is building in the area), but overall the experience for most buyers of newly built homes (I have spoken with) in Troy has been positive. Regarding Troy Schools, they are ranked extremely high on national websites and by the state.
The schools I believe children from this area attend (you will need to verify) include Troy Union Elementary, Smith Middle School and Troy Athens High School. Again, as this is a new build I would need to that this is correct.
I have lived in Troy most of my life (40+ years). When my wife and I began looking for our family home Troy was our first choice. The schools were one of the main reasons for this. Troy is also centrally located, has great shopping and restaurants to be enjoyed. Many parks and programs for the citizens of Troy and a great community center.
If you have any additional questions feel free to contact me directly.
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