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Rochester - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Rochester: $673,000 / County Avg $535,000


Avg Taxes in Rochester: $6,900 / County Avg $6,400


Avg Sq. Ft. in Rochester: 3,138 / County Avg 2,473


Avg Price per/ft2 in Rochester: $214 / County Avg $216


Avg Walkscore in Rochester: 30 / County Avg 32


Avg Year Built in Rochester: 1991 / County Avg 1979


Avg Days on Website in Rochester: 81 / County Avg 93


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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
Barrington Park Occpn 2135
Belmonte At Silvercreek Occpn 1380
Boulder Ridge Condos Of Rochester Occpn 1470
C O Renshaw Add - Rochester
Campbell Add - Rochester
Carrollton Hills Sub
Claremont At Oaklands Occpn 1239
Cloisters At Oaklands
Cloisters At Oaklands Condo
Condor Lofts On Main Street
Country Creek Sub No 3
Country Creekno 3
Cross Creek Village Occpn 1051
Cumberland Pines Condo Occpn 1839
Curry Hills
E-Vi Estates
Fox Creek Village
Goodison Hills Sub No 2
Goodison Place No 2
Goodison Place Sub No 1
Goodison Place Sub No 3
Goodison Place Sub No 4
Gunn Acres
Hill Crest No 2
Hills Of Rochester Occpn 977
Kapp & Ritchey Sub
Kirklands Sub
Knorwood Estates
Lot 444 Stony Creek Ridge Sub #5
Maple Ridge Creek Village Condo Occpn 1137
Metes and Bounds
Midtown Condo Occpn 2205
Mill Valley Sub
Millers Crossing
New School Sub
North Hill Sub - Rochester
Oak Arbor Condo Occpn 2086
Oak Arbor Crest Occpn 2124
Oakland Farm Sub No 2
Oakland Farmno 2
Oakland Hunt Condo Occpn 1796
Oakland Meadows
Oakland Valley Sub No 5
Oakmonte At Silvercreek Condo
Orchard Ridge
Orchard Ridge Condominiums
Paint Creek Condo Hms Of Roch
Paint Creek Farms
Parkland Hills Occpn 1219
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 3
Stony Creek Ridge North No 1
Stony Ridge Occpn 1096
Supervisors Plat
Suprvrs 1 - Village Of Roch
SuprvrS Plat No 3 - 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 2
The Hills Of Oakland No 3
The Legacy Rochester Hills Condo Occpn 2065
Trout Creek Condo
Twin Oaks
Villages Of Country Creek Occpn 838
Whims Acres
Woodward Heights Sub - Rochester