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: $543,400 / County Avg $596,300


Avg Taxes in Rochester Hills: $5,700 / County Avg $6,300


Avg Sq. Ft. in Rochester Hills: 2,589 / County Avg 2,328


Avg Price per/sqft in Rochester Hills:$210 / County Avg $256


Avg Walkscore in Rochester Hills: 21 / County Avg 32


Avg Year Built in Rochester Hills: 1988 / County Avg 1976


Avg Days on Website in Rochester Hills: 50 / County Avg 61


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Areas in Rochester Hills MI
Oakland Twp
Rochester Hills
Neighborhoods in Rochester Hills MI
Aberdeen Sub
Avon Hills
Avon Hills Cooperative
Avon Lakes Village Sub No 3
Barclay Occpn 461
Barrington Park Occpn 2135
Bassett & Smith Flowing Spring Acres No 1
Belle Cone Gardens No 1
Brampton Parc Occpn 2180
Brookedale Woods
Brooklands Park
Butler Ridge No 1
Chichester Sub No 2
Chichester Sub No 4
Christian Hills No 1
Christian Hills No 3
Clear Creek Sub No 1
Clear Creek Sub No 3
Country Club Village Of Rochester Hills Condo
Cross Creekno 1
Cumberland Hills Sub No 2
Edinshire Sub No 1
EysterS Avon Estates
EysterS Avon Gardens
Eysters Bloomer Park
Fairgrove Manor
Grace Parc Sub
Grace Parc Subdivision
Grosse Pines Sub
Hampton Pines Town Homes Condo
Hawthorn Hills
Hawthorn Hills No 7
Hawthorn Sub No 1
Hawthorn Sub No 2
Hawthorn Sub No 5
Heatherwood Village No 1
Judson Park Sub
JuengelS Orchards
Junction Land CoS Sub
Knolls North Condo
Meadowbrook Valley Sub No 1
Mill Stream Village Occpn 1458
North Oaks - A Singh Development
Nottingham Woods
Oak Pointe Estates
Oakland View
Oxford Estates
Oxford Estates No 2
Perrydale Sub
Pine Trace Village Occpn 732
Quail Ridge Sub No 1
Rookery Woods Sub No 2
Saddlebrook Orchards
Shadow Woods Sub No 1
Somerset Pines Condo Occpn 2062
SprvsrS Plat Of Brooklands Park
Streamwood Estates Occpn 178
Sugar Creek Occpn 656
Sunnydale Gardens 2
Suprvrs Of Brooklands Park 1
Suprvrs Of Brooklands Park 3
SuprvrS Plat Avon Twp Plat No 7 - Rochester Hills
SuprvrS Plat Of Avoncrofts Sub No 1
SuprvrS Plat Of Brooklands
SuprvrS Plat Of Brooklands Park No 4
SuprvrS Plat Of Dodge Auburn Park
SuprvrS Plat Of Grant M JohnS Sub
The Villas At Shadow Pines Condominium
Thornridge Sub No 4
Tienken Manor Estates No 10
University In The Hills No 4
Villas At Shadow Pines
Vintage Estates No 2
Walnut Brook Estates Occpn 515
Wildflower Sub
Woodgrove of Avon Hills 158