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Rochester - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Rochester: $665,400 / County Avg $572,500


Avg Taxes in Rochester: $6,800 / County Avg $6,500


Avg Sq. Ft. in Rochester: 3,145 / County Avg 2,518


Avg Price per/ft2 in Rochester: $212 / County Avg $227


Avg Walkscore in Rochester: 32 / County Avg 31


Avg Year Built in Rochester: 1989 / County Avg 1978


Avg Days on Website in Rochester: 84 / County Avg 79


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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
Avondale Park
Barrington Park Occpn 2135
Belmonte At Silvercreek Occpn 1380
Bloomer Ridge
Bloomer Ridge Sub
Brampton Parc Occpn 2180
C O Renshaw Add - Rochester
Campbell Add - Rochester
Carrollton Hills Sub
Claremont At Oaklands Occpn 1239
Cloisters At Oaklands Condo
Condor Lofts On Main Street Occpn 17444
Cross Creek Village Occpn 1051
Cumberland Pines Condo Occpn 1839
Curry Hills
Deer Point
Fairview -Avon Twp
Fairview Sub
Fero Crest
Fox Creek Village
Goodison Hills Sub No 2
Goodison Place Sub No 1
Goodison Place Sub No 4
Kapp & Ritchey Sub
Kapp And Ritchey
Knob Creek Farms
Knorrwood Pines West Sub
Lot 444 Stony Creek Ridge Sub #5
Maple Ridge Creek Village Condo Occpn 1137
Metes and Bounds
Midtown Condo Occpn 2205
Mill Valley Sub
Millrace Condo Occpn 1767
Oak Arbor Condo Occpn 2086
Oak Arbor Crest Occpn 2124
Oakland Farm Sub No 2
Oakland Farmno 2
Oakland Meadows
Oakland Valley Sub No 5
Oakmonte At Silvercreek Condo
Orchard Ridge
Orchard Ridge Condominiums
Paint Creek Condo Hms Of Roch
Parkdale Forest Condo
Parkland Hills Occpn 1219
Ridgewood Hills Sub
Rochester Heights
Rochester Heights Sub - Rochester
Rochester North Occpn 390
Rochester Park Ii Condo
S-P # 06 Romeo-Wash
Silvercreek Occpn 1379
SpragueS Add
Stony Creek Ridge No 2
Stony Creek Ridge No 3
Stony Creek Ridge No 4
Stony Pointe Sub No 3
Supervisors Plat
SuprvrS Plat No 1 - Vlg Of Roch
SuprvrS Plat No 4 - Vlg Of Roch
The Crossings Sub No 9
The Heights Of Oakland Occpn 1306
The Hills Of Kings Pointe Sub No 1
The Hills Of Oakland
The Hills Of Oakland No 3
Twin Oaks
Whims Acres No 1