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Rochester Hills - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Rochester Hills: $487,200 / County Avg $521,900


Avg Taxes in Rochester Hills: $4,300 / County Avg $5,400


Avg Sq. Ft. in Rochester Hills: 2,656 / County Avg 2,456


Avg Price per/ft2 in Rochester Hills: $183 / County Avg $213


Avg Walkscore in Rochester Hills: 21 / County Avg 32


Avg Year Built in Rochester Hills: 1987 / County Avg 1978


Avg Days on Website in Rochester Hills: 114 / County Avg 99


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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.
Areas in Rochester Hills MI
Rochester Hills
Neighborhoods in Rochester Hills MI
Avon Lakes Village Sub No 4
Barrington Park Occpn 2135
Belle Cone Gardens
Berkshire Ridge
Bridgewood Farms
Butler Ridge No 1
Butler Ridge No 2
Christian Hills No 1
Clear Creek Sub No 5
Clear Creekno 4
Clinton River Valley No 1
Coolidge Highway Sub -Avon Twp
Covington Place No 3
Deer Ridge Condo Occpn 1990
Easthampton Sub
Eddington Farms Sub
Edinshire Sub No 1
EysterS Avon Estates
EysterS Avon Gardens
Fairview Farms
Golf View Estates
Hamlin Place Farms
Hampton Pines Town Homes Condo
Hawthorn Sub No 2
Heritage Oaks Sub
KingS Cove Condo
Knolls South Condo
Knolls South Condo Ii
Martin Farms Sub
Meadowfield Condo Occpn 607
North Hill Sub - Rochester Hills
North Oaks - A Singh Dev
Nottingham Woods
Nottingham Woods Condo 2223
Oak Pointe Estates
Oakwood Park Occpn 147
Oxford Estates No 2
Pheasant Ring Sub
Quail Ridge 01
Quail Ridge Sub No 1
Regal Estates
Relyea Acres
Rochelle Park Condo Occpn 520
Rochester Glens Sub
Rookery Woods Sub No 1
Rookery Woods Sub No 2
Sanctuary At Rivers Edge Occpn 2200
Shortridge Estates
SprvsrS Plat Of Brooklands Park
Stratford Knolls No 5
Stratford Knolls No 7
Stratford Village Manor Condo Occpn 1857
Streamwood Estates Occpn 178
Sunnydale Gardens
Suprvrs Of Brooklands Park 5
SuprvrS Plat No 12 - Rochester Hills
SuprvrS Plat No 6 - Rochester Hills
SuprvrS Plat No 7 - Avon Twp
SuprvrS Plat Of Brooklands Park No 1
SuprvrS Plat Of Brooklands Park No 2
SuprvrS Plat Of Dodge Auburn Park
SuprvrS Replat Of Glidewell Sub
The Sanctuary In The Hills Condo
The Summit Condo Occpn 1917
University Hills No 1
Walnut Brook Estates Occpn 515
Willowood Sub
Woodland Crossing