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: $497,900 / County Avg $578,700

43%

Avg Taxes in Rochester Hills: $4,500 / County Avg $7,000

32%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Rochester Hills: 2,624 / County Avg 2,415

54%

Avg Price per/ft2 in Rochester Hills: $190 / County Avg $240

79%

Avg Walkscore in Rochester Hills: 24 / County Avg 34

35%

Avg Year Built in Rochester Hills: 1986 / County Avg 1976

50%

Avg Days on Website in Rochester Hills: 120 / County Avg 90

67%

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Areas in Rochester Hills MI
Oakland Twp
Rochester Hills
Neighborhoods in Rochester Hills MI
Avon Hills
Avon Hills No 1
Avon Hills Village No 3
Barrington Park Occpn 2135
Bassett & Smith Flowing Spring Acres No 1
Berkshire Ridge
Butler Ridge No 2
Chichester Sub No 4
Christian Hills 2
Christian Hills No 1
Christian Hills No 2
Clear Creek
Clear Creek Sub No 5
Clear Creekno 5
Country Club Village Of Rochester Hills Condo
Crestwood Village Of Rochester Hills Occpn 1237
Cumberland Hills Sub No 3
Elmdale
EysterS Avon Gardens
Fairgrove Manor Condo
Fairview Farms
Fairview Farms No 5
Fairwood Villas Condo
Falcon Estates Sub No 3
Heatherwood Village No 3
Heritage Oaks Sub
Hillwood
Homestead Acres
JuengelS Orchards
KingS Cove Condo
Mill Stream Village Occpn 1458
North Hill Sub - Rochester Hills
North Oaks - A Singh Development
Nottingham Woods
Nottingham Woods Condo 2223
Oakwood Park Occpn 147
Perrydale Sub
Rochdale
Rochester Court Condo 1756
Rochester Knoll Sub
Sanctuary At Rivers Edge Occpn 2200
South Gate Farms
Sprvsrs Of Brooklands Park
SprvsrS Plat Of Brooklands Park
Stony Hollow Occpn 592
Stratford Knolls No 5
Sunnydale Gardens No 1
Sunnydale Gardens No 3
Suprvrs Of Brooklands Park 1
SuprvrS Plat Avon Twp Plat No 7 - Rochester Hills
SuprvrS Plat No 6 - Rochester Hills
SuprvrS Plat Of Brooklands Park No 3
SuprvrS Plat Of Brooklands Park No 5
SuprvrS Plat Of Dodge Auburn Park
SuprvrS Plat Of Midvale Sub
SuprvrS Replat Of Glidewell Sub
The Sanctuary In The Hills Condo
Thornridge Sub No 4
Tienken Manor Estates No 4
Valley Stream
Vistas Of Rochester Hills
Woodgrove Of Avon Hills Occpn 158
Yawkey & ChapmanS Add
Yorktowne Commons Sub