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Rochester Hills - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Rochester Hills: $477,100 / County Avg $569,400


Avg Taxes in Rochester Hills: $4,900 / County Avg $6,600


Avg Sq. Ft. in Rochester Hills: 2,653 / County Avg 2,525


Avg Price per/ft2 in Rochester Hills: $180 / County Avg $225


Avg Walkscore in Rochester Hills: 22 / County Avg 32


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


Avg Days on Website in Rochester Hills: 80 / County Avg 84


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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
Arcadia Park Sub
Autumn Hills
Avon Hills No 1
Avon Hills Village No 2
Avon Hills Village No 4
Avon Lakes Village Sub No 4
Avon Ravines Sub No 1
Avoncrofts Sub
Barclay Occpn 461
Barrington Park
Barrington Park Occpn 1282
Barrington Park Occpn 2135
Bassett & Smith Flowing Spring Acres No 1
Bell Cone Gardens Lot #11
Belle Cone Gardens
Berkshire Ridge
Brooklands Park
Brookwood Golf Club
Butler Ridge No 1
Butler Ridge No 2
Chichester Sub No 1
Chichester Sub No 4
Christian Hills No 1
Christian Hills No 2
Christian Hills No 3
Clear Creek
Clear Creek Sub No 1
Clear Creek Sub No 5
Clear Creekno 5
Clinton River Valley No 1
Coolidge Highway Sub - Rochester Hills
Crestwood Village Of Rochester Hills Occpn 1237
Cross Creek Sub No 2
Cumberland Hills Sub No 1
Cumberland Woods Sub No 2
Deer Run Sub
DeeS Sub
Easthampton Sub
Eddington Farms
Eddington Farms Sub
Edinshire Sub No 1
Estates Of Pinecreek Sub
EysterS Avon Estates
Fairwood Villas Condo
Falcon Estates Sub No 3
Grosse Pines Sub
Hamlin Place Farms
Hampton On The Green Condo
Hawthorn Hills No 3
Hawthorn Hills No 4
Hawthorn Sub No 1
Hawthorn Sub No 2
Heatherview Estates Sub
Heatherwood Village No 3
Hidden Hills Condo - Rochester Hills
Hillwood Subdivision
HitchmanS Haven Estates No 1
HitchmanS Haven Estates No 2
Hunters Creek
Huntington Park Condo
Judson Park Sub No 2
kings Cove
KingS Cove Condo
Knolls South Condo
Knorrwood Hills No 2
Knorrwood Hills No 3
Kollin Woods Occpn 953
Meadow Creek Ii Condos Occpn 1614
Meadow Creek Occpn 1435
Meadowfield Condominiums
Mill Stream Village Occpn 1458
North Fairview Farms
North Hill Sub - Rochester Hills
North Oaks - A Singh Dev
North Oaks - A Singh Development
Nottingham Woods
Nottingham Woods Condo 2223
Oakwood Park Occpn 147
Oxford Estates
Oxford Estates No 2
Paint Creek Hills
Quail Ridge Sub No 1
Regal Estates
Rochelle Park Condo Occpn 520
Rochester Hills Sub
Rockhaven Estates Occpn 992
Rookery Woods Sub No 2
Sanctuary At Rivers Edge Occpn 2200
Shadow Woods Sub No 1
Shadow Woods Sub No 2
Spring Hill Sub No 1
SprvsrS Plat Of Brooklands Park
Stratford Knolls No 10
Stratford Knolls No 5
Stratford Knolls No 8
Stratford Village Manor Condo Occpn 1857
Streamwood Estates Occpn 178
SuprvrS Plat No 12 - Rochester Hills
SuprvrS Plat No 6 - Rochester Hills
SuprvrS Plat No 7 - Avon Twp
SuprvrS Plat No 8 - Avon Twp
SuprvrS Plat Of Brooklands Park No 1
SuprvrS Plat Of Brooklands Park No 3
SuprvrS Plat Of Dodge Auburn Park
The Preserve Of Riverside Condo
The Sanctuary In The Hills Condo
Thornridge Sub
Thornridge Sub No 4
Thornridge Sub No 6
University Hills No 1
Valley Stream
Walnut Brook Estates Occpn 515
Whispering Willows No 1
Whispering Winds Of Rochester Hills Condo Occpn 14
Wildflower Sub
Willowood Sub
Winchester Village Sub No 1
Woodgrove Of Avon Hills Occpn 158
Woodland Crossing
Yawkey & ChapmanS Add