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Rochester - Town vs. County Stats

Rochester - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Rochester: $633,100 / County Avg $483,100


Avg Taxes in Rochester: $6,500 / County Avg $5,300


Avg Sq. Ft. in Rochester: 3,160 / County Avg 2,389


Avg Price per/ft2 in Rochester: $200 / County Avg $202


Avg Walkscore in Rochester: 27 / County Avg 30


Avg Year Built in Rochester: 1981 / County Avg 1977


Avg Days on Website in Rochester: 67 / County Avg 73


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Rochester is a city on the northern outskirts of Metro Detroit, in northeast Oakland County, in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 12,711 at the 2010 census. The area is locally known for its active downtown, high-end shopping and dining, rolling hills and large homes.

The first settlers in what would become Rochester, the Graham family, built a log cabin in 1817. The cabin was located where the Quik Pik and Penn Station stores today exist at the intersection of Main and Second Street. The city was named for Rochester, New York, just like Rochester, Minnesota, as many early settlers to the area were formerly from the state of New York.
The city became an industrial center with abundant water power from the Clinton River and Paint Creek. The interconnected waterways are no longer used for travel or local industry, but provide natural beauty, some fishing, and a healthy portion of the Clinton Watershed. Historically, past industries formerly located in Rochester included a refinery for sugar beets, a paper products company, and the Western Knitting Mills factory, which was later adapted and utilized during World War II for incendiary production—businesses that no longer exist in the area. Rochester was served by two railroads as well as the Detroit United Railway, an interurban to Royal Oak and Detroit.
Chapman Mill Pond, east of downtown, disappeared into the Paint Creek when the dam broke during the flood of 1946. The reclaimed land is the site of the current post office, Rochester Hills library, and Olde Towne Road. Water Street, formerly situated at the edge of the large pond, remains by its name a reminder of the pond's former existence.
Michigan became the 26th state in 1837, and the Village of Rochester was formed on April 12, 1869, within the boundaries of Avon Township. By 1895, Rochester's population was 900.[citation needed] The village became the city of Rochester in 1967, breaking away from Avon Township. Avon Township became the City of Rochester Hills in 1984, following a long court battle, where the city of Rochester annexed 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of Avon Township's land. It more than doubled the city of Rochester's size.
Neighborhoods in Rochester MI
Albertson Add
Alhambra Gardens
Avondale Park
Bassett & Smith Flowing Spring Acres No 1
Belmonte At Silvercreek Occpn 1380
Boulder Ridge Condos Of Rochester Occpn 1470
Brentwood Heights
Brookedale West
Buell Road Sub
C O Renshaw Add - Rochester
Campbell Add - Rochester
Carrollton Hills Sub
Cloisters At Oaklands
Cloisters At Oaklands Condo
Coach Lamp Hills No 1
Cornerstone Occpn 1091
Cumberland Pines Condo Occpn 1839
Deer Ridge Condo Occpn 1990
Fairview -Avon Twp
Fero Crest
Fox Creek Village
Goodison Hills
Goodison Place Sub No 1
Goodison Place Sub No 4
Green Brook Hills
Gunn Road Estates
Hill Crest No 2
Hills Of Rochester Occpn 977
Kapp & Ritchey Sub
Kirklands Sub
Knob Creek Farms
Knorrwood Pines West Sub
Knorrwood Ridge
Lengthy Legal - Metes and Bounds (approx 2.72 acre
Lengthy legal description
Maple Ridge Creek Village Condo Occpn 1137
Midtown Condo Occpn 2205
Millers Crossing
Millers Crossing Subdivision
North Fairview Farms
Oak Arbor Condo Occpn 2086
Oak Arbor Sub
Oak Bluff Sub
Oakland Farm Sub No 2
Oakland Knolls Sub
Oakland Meadows
Oakland Valley Sub No 1
Oakmonte At Silvercreek Condo
Orchard Ridge Condominiums
Orchard Ridge Occpn 1031
Paint Creek Knolls Sub
Paint Creek Sub
Parkdale Forest Condo
Parker Add
Parkland Hills Occpn 1219
Pheasant Creek Village No 1
Ridgewood Hills Sub No 2
Ridgewood Hills Sub No 3
Rochester Heights
Rochester North Occpn 390
Rochester Park Ii Condo
Rochester Village Condo
S-P # 06 Romeo-Wash
Scarlet Oaks
Skyline No 1
Stonehenge Estates Sub
Stony Creek Ridge 1
Stony Creek Ridge No 1
Stony Creek Ridge No 4
Stony Creek Ridge North No 1
Stony Pointe Sub
SuprvrS Plat No 1 - Oakland Twp
SuprvrS Plat No 1 - Vlg Of Roch
SuprvrS Plat No 3 - Vlg Of Roch
SuprvrS Plat No 4 - Vlg Of Roch
The Bluffs
The Hills Of Kings Pointe Sub No 1
The Hills Of Oakland
The Hills Of Oakland No 2
The Hills Of Oakland No 3
Twin Lakes Occpn 1090
Villages Of Country Creek Occpn 838
Wellington Sub
Woods Of Country Creek
Woodward Heights Sub - Rochester
WoodwardS Add