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: $509,000 / County Avg $590,100


Avg Taxes in Rochester Hills: $4,600 / County Avg $5,900


Avg Sq. Ft. in Rochester Hills: 2,319 / County Avg 2,254


Avg Price per/sqft in Rochester Hills:$219 / County Avg $262


Avg Walkscore in Rochester Hills: 23 / County Avg 33


Avg Year Built in Rochester Hills: 1989 / County Avg 1976


Avg Days on Website in Rochester Hills: 89 / County Avg 84


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Areas in Rochester Hills MI
Oakland Twp
Rochester Hills
Neighborhoods in Rochester Hills MI
Avon Hills
Avon Hills Cooperative
Avon Ravines Sub No 1
Avoncrofts Sub
Barrington Park Occpn 2135
Bassett & Smith Flowing Spring Acres No 1
Bellarmine Hills
Belle Cone Gardens
Belle Cone Gardens 1
Butler Ridge No 2
Chichester East
Chichester Sub No 1
Chichester Sub No 2
Christian Hills No 3
Cumberland Woods Sub
Edinshire Sub No 1
EysterS Avon Estates
EysterS Avon Gardens
Great Oaks West Sub No 1
Hampton On The Green Condo
Heartpeace Hills No 2
Heritage Oaks
Hidden Hills Condo
Hitchmans Haven Estates 2
Huntington Park Condo
JuengelS Orchards
KingS Cove Condo
Kingston Pointe Condo
Kingston Pointe South Condo
Manchester Knolls Sub
Meadowfield Condo Occpn 607
Mill Stream Village Occpn 1458
North Oaks - A Singh Development
Nottingham Woods
Oakwood Park Bldg #6
Oakwood Park Occpn 147
Occpn 2303 Villas At Shadow Pines
Quail Ridge Sub No 1
Saddlebrook Orchards
Sanctuary At Rivers Edge Occpn 2200
Sanctuary In The Hills
Sanctuary In The Hills Condo
Spring Hill Sub No 4
SprvsrS Plat Of Brooklands Park
Stony Hollow Occpn 592
Stratford Knolls No 8
Sugarcreek Occpn 656
Sunnydale Gardens No 1
Suprvrs Of Brooklands Park 3
Suprvrs Of Brooklands Park 4
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
The Hills Of Oakland No 2
University Hills No 4
Villas at Shadow Pines
Walnut Brook Estates Occpn 515
Walnut Creek
Willowood Sub
Woodland Crossing