Auburn Hills Real Estate
In 1908, automobile pioneer John Dodge bought a farmhouse 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of Auburn Heights to use as his country retreat. His oldest child, Winifred Dodge, married real estate baron Wesson Seyburn, who built his own country retreat 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north of Auburn Heights. The estate included hunting land, dog kennels, a swimming pool, horse stables, and a 5,000-square-foot (460 m2) Colonial Revival house. Pontiac Township purchased the estate in 1976, and adapted the buildings for government use. Today, it is known as the Auburn Hills Civic Center.
The first use of the name "Auburn Hills," in 1964, was by Oakland Community College. They named their campus (a former Nike missile base) at Featherstone and Squirrel roads for the town and the hilly terrain in the area. Besides Oakland Community College, three other colleges, Oakland University, Baker College, and Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School have campuses partially within the city limits.
Auburn Hills Listings Summary
Auburn Hills - Town vs. County Stats
Avg Price in Auburn Hills: $324,000 / County Avg $590,100
Avg Taxes in Auburn Hills: $2,900 / County Avg $5,900
Avg Sq. Ft. in Auburn Hills: 1,574 / County Avg 2,254
Avg Price per/sqft in Auburn Hills:$206 / County Avg $262
Avg Walkscore in Auburn Hills: 27 / County Avg 33
Avg Year Built in Auburn Hills: 1984 / County Avg 1976
Avg Days on Website in Auburn Hills: 261 / County Avg 84
Auburn Hills Real Estate Market Health
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