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Rochester Hills - Town vs. County Stats

Rochester Hills - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Rochester Hills: $460,600 / County Avg $523,900

44%

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

40%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Rochester Hills: 2,647 / County Avg 2,501

53%

Avg Price per/ft2 in Rochester Hills: $174 / County Avg $209

83%

Avg Walkscore in Rochester Hills: 19 / County Avg 30

32%

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

50%

Avg Days on Website in Rochester Hills: 81 / County Avg 80

51%

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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
Rochester Hills
Neighborhoods in Rochester Hills MI
AVON HILLS NO 1
AVON HILLS VILLAGE
AVON HILLS VILLAGE NO 2
AVON MANOR ESTATES SUB NO 2
AVON MEADOWS
BARCLAY OCCPN 461
Barrington
BARRINGTON PARK
BARRINGTON PARK OCCPN 2135
BASSETT & SMITH FLOWING SPRING ACRES NO 1
Bell Cone Gardens Lot #11
Bellbrook of Roch Res Condo
Belle Cone Gardens
BELLE CONE GARDENS NO 1
BLOOMER WOODS OCCPN 2158
BRIDGEWOOD FARMS
BROOKEDALE WEST
BROOKEDALE WOODS
Brookedale Woods No 2
BROOKLANDS
BUTLER RIDGE NO 1
BUTLER RIDGE NO 2
CHICHESTER SUB NO 2
CHRISTIAN HILLS NO 1
CHRISTIAN HILLS NO 3
CLEAR CREEK SUB NO 1
CLEAR CREEK SUB NO 3
CLEAR CREEK SUB NO 4
CLEAR CREEK SUB NO 5
CLEAR CREEK SUBDIVISION #3
Clear Creekno 5
CLINTON RIVER VALLEY NO 1
COOLIDGE HIGHWAY SUB -AVON TWP
CRESTWOOD VILLAGE OF ROCHESTER HILLS OCCPN 1237
CUMBERLAND WOODS NO 2
CUMBERLAND WOODS SUB
Deer Ridge Condo Occpn 1990
EASTHAMPTON
EASTHAMPTON SUB
EASTHAMPTON SUB NO 2
EDDINGTON FARMS SUB
EDDINGTON WOODS
Elmdale
EYSTERS AUBURN ACRES
EYSTERS AVON GARDENS
EYSTERS BLOOMER PARK
Fairgrove Manor Condo
FAIRWOOD VILLAS CONDO
FALCON ESTATES SUB NO 2
FOXBORO SUB
GLIDWELL SUB
GOLDEN HILLS SUB
Goodison Hills
GRACE PARC SUB
HAMPTON ON THE GREEN CONDO
HAMPTON PINES TOWN HOMES CONDO
HAWTHORN HILLS NO 3
Hawthorn Hills NO 7
HAWTHORN SUB NO 1
HEATHERWOOD VILLAGE NO 1
Heatherwood Village No 3
HICKORY RIDGE CONDO OF ROCHESTER HILLS OCCPN 1938
Hidden Hills Condo - Rochester Hills
HILLWOOD
JUNCTION LAND COS SUB
KENSINGTON FOREST SUB NO 1
KINGS COVE CONDO
KNOLLS SOUTH CONDO
MANCHESTER KNOLLS SUB
Manchester Knolls Sub No 2
MANCHESTER SUB
MEADOWBROOK HILLS OCCPN 196
Meadowfield Condo Occpn 607
NORTH FAIRVIEW FARMS NO 1
NORTH FAIRVIEW FARMS NO 3
NORTH HILL SUB - ROCHESTER HILLS
NORTH OAKS - A SINGH DEV
NORTH OAKS - A SINGH DEVELOPMENT
NORTHBROOKE-A SINGH DEVELOPMENT
NOTTINGHAM WOODS
OAKWOOD PARK OCCPN 147
PAINT CREEK HILLS
PHEASANT RING SUB
QUAIL RIDGE SUB NO 1
REGAL ESTATES
ROCHDALE
ROCHELLE PARK CONDO OCCPN 520
ROCHESTER HILLS SUB
SPRING HILL SUB NO 1
Stonehenge Estates Sub
STRATFORD KNOLLS NO 1
STRATFORD KNOLLS NO 5
STRATFORD KNOLLS NO 8
SUGAR CREEK OCCPN 656
SUNNYDALE GARDENS NO 1
SUPRVRS OF BROOKLANDS PARK 3
SUPRVRS PLAT NO 11 - AVON TWP
SUPRVRS PLAT OF BROOKLANDS PARK NO 3
SUPRVRS PLAT OF BROOKLANDS PARK NO 4
SUPRVRS PLAT OF DODGE AUBURN PARK
SUPRVRS REPLAT OF GLIDEWELL SUB
The Heights of Oakland
The Heights Of Oakland Occpn 1306
THE LEGACY ROCHESTER HILLS CONDO OCCPN 2065
The Sanctuary In The Hills Condo
THE SUMMIT CONDO OCCPN 1917
THORNRIDGE SUB
THORNRIDGE SUB NO 3
TIENKEN MANOR ESTATES NO 6
UNIVERSITY HILLS 1
VALLEY STREAM
VINTAGE ESTATES NO 3
VINTAGE ESTATES NO 4
VISTAS OF ROCHESTER HILLS
WALNUT BROOK ESTATES OCCPN 515
WHISPERING WILLOWS NO 1
WHISPERING WINDS OF ROCHESTER HILLS CONDO OCCPN 14
WILLOWOOD