Rochester Hills Real Estate

Rochester Hills is a city in northeast Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan, in the northern outskirts of Metropolitan Detroit area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 70,995.

Prior to European settlement, the area now known as Rochester Hills was inhabited by Native Americans, namely the Potawatomi. The Potawatomi depended on the area's abundant water sources, such as the Clinton River and Paint Creek, to grow crops, fish, and travel. They resided here until the 1807 Treaty of Detroit caused them, along with the Odawa, Wyandot, and Ojibwe peoples, to cede their land in Southeast Michigan.
The first European settler was James Graham who arrived in 1817. Graham and his family reached the area by following trails created by the Sauk Native Americans. Avon Township was organized in 1835. Rochester incorporated as a village within the township in 1869. The township adopted a charter in 1948 under the Home Rule Act. Also in 1948 a post office was established under the name of Brooklands for the area between Auburn Road and Hamlin Road just to the west of Dequindre Road.
In 1966, village residents voted to become the City of Rochester, effective in February 1967. As a result, Rochester residents no longer had to pay property taxes to the township, as it was now a separate municipality.
In 1967, Avon Township filed a petition to become a city. In January 1968, township voters approved the petition to move forward with seeking city status. Three proposed city charters were voted down by residents, the first in March 1969, the second in May 1970, and the third in September 1971. The city of Rochester then sought to annex all of the township, which was unanimously denied by the Michigan Boundary Commission. In 1972, petitions were filed to consolidate Avon Township and Rochester. In April 1974, the consolidation petition lost by 350 votes in the township, while passing by four votes in Rochester. In May 1974, Rochester's petition to annex 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of Avon Township was approved by the Michigan Boundary Commission. The township became Avon Charter Township in August 1978. Court challenges to the 1974 annexation continued until November 1981, when the township was ordered to surrender the annexed property.
In May 1984, township voters approved a city charter. On November 20, 1984, Avon Township became the City of Rochester Hills. The name of the new city was put to a vote, with the other choice being "Avon Hills". The name "Rochester Hills" won by a landslide with voters, based on the area's historical ties to Rochester and the rolling hills that abound in the area. Township Supervisor Earl E. Borden became Rochester Hills' first mayor.

Rochester Hills - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Rochester Hills: $531,000 / County Avg $564,000

47%

Avg Taxes in Rochester Hills: $4,800 / County Avg $237,000

1%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Rochester Hills: 2,408 / County Avg 2,253

53%

Avg Price per/sqft in Rochester Hills:$221 / County Avg $250

88%

Avg Walkscore in Rochester Hills: 22 / County Avg 33

34%

Avg Year Built in Rochester Hills: 1987 / County Avg 1975

50%

Avg Days on Website in Rochester Hills: 80 / County Avg 70

57%

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Areas in Rochester Hills MI
Oakland Twp
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Neighborhoods in Rochester Hills MI
ADAMS OAKS-A SINGH
Arcadia Park Sub
AVON HEIGHTS
AVONCROFTS SUB
Barclay Occpn 461
BARRINGTON PARK OCCPN 2135
BELLARMINE HILLS
BELLE CONE GARDENS
BELLE CONE GARDENS 1
BROOKLANDS
Butler Ridge No 1
BUTLER RIDGE NO 2
CHICHESTER
CHICHESTER EAST
CHICHESTER SUB NO 2
CHICHESTER SUB NO 4
CHRISTIAN HILLS NO 1
Clear Creek
CUMBERLAND HILLS SUB NO 2
ESTATES OF PINECREEK SUB
EYSTERS AVON ESTATES
EYSTERS AVON GARDENS
EYSTERS BLOOMER PARK
GREAT OAKS WEST SUB NO 1
Grosse Pines Sub
HEARTPEACE HILLS NO 2
HERITAGE OAKS
HILLWOOD
HITCHMANS HAVEN ESTATES 1
HUNTERS CREEK
Juengels Orchards
Junction Land Cos
KINGSTON POINTE CONDO
MAC KARY
MEADOWBROOK HILLS
MEADOWBROOK HILLS OCCPN 196
MEADOWFIELD CONDO OCCPN 607
NORTH OAKS - A SINGH DEVELOPMENT
Nottingham Woods
PINE TRACE VILLAGE OCCPN 732
ROCHESTER GLENS SUB
Saddlebrook Orchards
SANCTUARY AT RIVERS EDGE OCCPN 2200
Sanctuary in the Hills
SANCTUARY IN THE HILLS CONDO
Spring Hill Sub No 1
SPRVSRS PLAT OF BROOKLANDS PARK
STONY HOLLOW OCCPN 592
STRATFORD MANOR TOWNHOUSES OCCPN 1040
STREAMWOOD ESTATES OCCPN 178
SUGAR CREEK
SUNNYDALE GARDENS NO 3
SUPRVRS OF BROOKLANDS PARK 3
SuprvrS Plat Avon Twp Plat No 7 - Rochester Hills
SUPRVRS PLAT NO 7 - AVON TWP
SUPRVRS PLAT OF BROOKLANDS
SUPRVRS PLAT OF BROOKLANDS PARK NO 1
SUPRVRS PLAT OF BROOKLANDS PARK NO 3
SUPRVRS PLAT OF BROOKLANDS PARK NO 4
SUPRVRS PLAT OF BROOKLANDS PARK NO 5
SUPRVRS PLAT OF DODGE AUBURN PARK
SUPRVRS PLAT OF GRANT M JOHNS SUB
SUPRVRS REPLAT OF GLIDEWELL SUB
THE VILLAS AT SHADOW PINES CONDOMINIUM
THORNRIDGE SUB NO 2
TIENKEN MANOR ESTATES NO 12
UNIVERSITY HILLS NO 3
VALLEY STREAM
VINTAGE ESTATES NO 2
VISTAS OF ROCHESTER HILLS
WALNUT BROOK ESTATES OCCPN 515
WILDFLOWER SUB
WINCHESTER VILLAGE SUB NO 2