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Rochester Hills - Town vs. County Stats

Rochester Hills - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Rochester Hills: $449,900 / County Avg $485,600


Avg Taxes in Rochester Hills: $4,500 / County Avg $5,300


Avg Sq. Ft. in Rochester Hills: 2,634 / County Avg 2,392


Avg Price per/ft2 in Rochester Hills: $171 / County Avg $203


Avg Walkscore in Rochester Hills: 18 / County Avg 30


Avg Year Built in Rochester Hills: 1986 / County Avg 1977


Avg Days on Website in Rochester Hills: 71 / County Avg 73


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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
Oakland Twp
Rochester Hills
Neighborhoods in Rochester Hills MI
16C Rochdale
Avon Hills Village 3
Avon Hills Village 4
Avon Hills Village No 2
Avon Hills Village No 3
Avon Meadows
Avon Ravines Sub No 2
Barclay Occpn 461
Barrington Park
Barrington Park Condominium
Barrington Pk-Rochester Hills
Bell Cone Gardens Lot #11
Bellarmine Hills
Bellbrook Of Roch Res Condo
Belle Cone Gardens
Belle Cone Gardens No 1
Brabach Orchards
Bridgewood Farms
Brookedale West
Brookedale Woods
Brookedale Woods 2
Brookedale Woods No 4
Brookwood Golf Club
Butler Ridge No 1
Butler Ridge No 2
Chichester Sub No 1
Chichester Sub No. 2
Christian Hills 3
Christian Hills No 1
Christian Hills No 2
Christian Hills No 3
Clear Creek No 1
Clear Creek Sub No 1
Clear Creek Sub No 3
Clear Creek Sub No 5
Clear Creekno 5
Clinton River Valley No 1
Coolidge Highway Sub -Avon Twp
Country Club Village Of Rochester Hills
Country Club Village Of Rochester Hills Condo
Covington Place No 3
Crestwood Village Of Rochester Hills Occpn 1237
Cross Creek Sub No 2
Cross Creek Subdivision #1
Cumberland Hills Sub No 3
Cumberland Woods Sub
Deer Ridge Condo Occpn 1990
Deer Run Sub
Denison Acres Sub
Easthampton Sub
Eddington Farms
Eddington Farms Sub
Edinshire #1
Edinshire Sub No 1
EysterS Auburn Acres
EysterS Avon Estates
EysterS Avon Gardens
EysterS Bloomer Park Sub
Fairview Farms
Fairview Farms No 2
Fairview Farms No 4
Falcon Estates no 2
Falcon Estates Sub No 2
Golden Hills Sub
Great Oaks West Sub No 2
Hamlin Place Farms
Hawthorn Hills No 3
Hawthorn Hills No 5
Hawthorn Hills No 6
Hawthorn Hills No 7
Hawthorn Sub No 2
Hazelton Meadows Occpn 1539
Hazelwood Hills Occpn 1464
Heatherwood Village No 1
Heritage Oaks Sub
Hidden Hills Condo - Rochester Hills
Hitchmans Haven Estates 2
HitchmanS Haven Estates No 1
Homestead Acres
Hunters Creek
Huntington Park Condo
John R. Highlands
JuengelS Orchards
Kings Cove
KingS Cove Condo
Kingston Pointe South Condo
Knolls South Condo Ii
Knorrwood Hills 2
Knorrwood Hills No 3
Manchester Sub
Martin Farms
Martin Farms Sub
Meadowbrook Hills Occpn 196
Meadowbrook Valley Sub No 1
Meadowfield Condo Occpn 607
Metes & Bounds
North Fairview Farms No 2
North Hill Sub - Rochester Hills
North Oaks - A Singh Dev
North Oaks - A Singh Development
Northbrooke - A Singh Dev.
Nottingham Woods
Nottingham Woods Condo 2223
Oak Pointe Estates
Oakbrook Occpn 206
Oakwood Park Occpn 147
Oxford Estates
Pheasant Ring Sub
Pine Trace Village Occpn 732
Pine Trail Occpn 708
Quail Ridge Sub No 1
Regal Estates
Regency Park Condo Of Hampton Occpn 527
Rochelle Park Condo Occpn 520
Rochester Court Condo 1756
Rochester Heights- Rochester
Rochester Knoll
Rochester Knoll Sub
Rookery Woods Sub 1
Rookery Woods Sub No 1
Rookery Woods Sub No 2
Sanctuary At Rivers Edge Occpn 2200
Sanctuary In The Hills East Gen Occpn 2189
Shadow Woods Sub No 1
Shadow Woods Sub No 2
Shortridge Estates
Skyview Sub No.2
Spring Hill Sub
SprvsrS Plat Of Brooklands Park
Stony Creek
Stratford Knolls 1
Stratford Knolls No 10
Stratford Knolls No 4
Stratford Knolls No 6
Stratford Manor Twnhs Occpn 1040
Sugar Creek Occpn 656
Sunnydale Gardens
SupervisorS Plat No 6
Suprvrs Of Avoncroftsno 1
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 Brooklands Park No 4
SuprvrS Plat Of Brooklands Park No 5
SuprvrS Plat Of Dodge Auburn Park
SuprvrS Replat Of Glidewell Sub
Tamarack Heights
The Preserve Of Riverside Condo
The Sanctuary In The Hills Condo
Thornridge Sub No 2
Valley Stream
Vistas Of Rochester Hills
Walnut Brook Estates Occpn 515
Waverly Woods
Wildflower Sub
Yorktowne Commons Sub