Rochester Hills MI Homes & Real Estate

Rochester Hills is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2020 census, the city had a total population of 76,300. It is the 14th-largest city in Michigan.

The area was first occupied by settlers of European descent in 1817, and organized as Avon Township in 1835. The City of Rochester incorporated in 1967, while the remaining area of Avon Township was incorporated and renamed the City of Rochester Hills in 1984. Considered a northern suburb of Metro Detroit, Rochester Hills is about 12 miles (19.3 km) north of Detroit.

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 OdawaWyandot, 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, depriving Avon Township of its largest taxpayer. 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. An impending annexation request from the City of Troy, due south, for 300 acres of southeast Avon Township brought the cityhood question to a crisis.

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 in the area. Township Supervisor Earl E. Borden became the first mayor of Rochester Hills.

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Rochester Hills November 30, 2022
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Listed
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$226.67
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$482,000
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116 Properties
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Open 12/3
136 Waltonshire Rochester Hills, MI 48309
$515,000
Neighborhood: Waltonshire Sub
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2,931
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
1
Day on Site
20221065021
MLS
INCREDIBLE VALUE! NEWLY INSTALLED ROOF!! (2022), NEW CARPETING THROUGHOUT, FRESLY PAINTED, WATER HEATER (2020) FURNACE (2012) Great location, Great space. Quiet and well established neighborhood,...
$439,900
Neighborhood: Brookedale Woods No 3
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,386
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
2
Days on Site
20221064697
MLS
This wonderful colonial is ready for you to move in! Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in popular Brookdale Woods, with community parks, close to shopping and in Rochester Schools. It has a bright open...
$575,000
Neighborhood: Avon Ravines Sub No 1
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,408
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
3
Days on Site
20221064348
MLS
You won't want to miss this beauty. Totally updated and located on a dead-end street and a beautiful private treed setting. From the moment of entry, you will love the 2 story foyer with engineered...
$485,000
Neighborhood: Hunters Creek
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,960
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
7
Days on Site
20221063619
MLS
This Hunters Creek 2 story Contemporary home featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and a 3 car garage, is a must see. Pride of ownership is clearly evident with the seller having invested nearly...
Open 12/3
265 S Rochdale Dr Rochester Hills, MI 48309
$350,000
Neighborhood: Rochdale
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,654
Sq.Ft.
1959
Year Built
8
Days on Site
20221063123
MLS
Fantastic opportunity to own this Weinburger ranch in on a BEAUTIFUL 1/2+ acre lot in desirable Rochdale Sub. The
neighborhood is quiet with very low traffic, loads of trees , rolling landscapes,...
$255,000
Neighborhood: Regency Park Condo Of Hampton Occpn 527
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,379
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
8
Days on Site
20221063890
MLS
Two bedroom, two full bathroom condo with full basement and two car attached garage.
$479,000
Neighborhood: Stratford Knolls No 6
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,308
Sq.Ft.
1965
Year Built
8
Days on Site
20221061762
MLS
This home is nestled on 1.1 acres in the heart of Rochester Hills and minutes away from Downtown Rochester. It's a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath colonial with stunning views all four seasons. The ravine in...
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
2,233
Sq.Ft.
1960
Year Built
9
Days on Site
20221063582
MLS
No trespassing. Home rented for $ 2800 a month. Tenant occupied until December. Opportunity to 16 individual condos or homes on this 4 acres or live in the house and farm next door or enjoy big...
$225,000
Neighborhood: Suprvrs Plat No 7 - Avon Twp
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,705
Sq.Ft.
1934
Year Built
10
Days on Site
20221038855
MLS
Opportunity awaits! Bring your ideas, your hammer and earn a load of sweat equity! This home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms a large lot, a partially finished basement with a separate entrance. 3 car...
$335,000
Neighborhood: Cumberland Hills Sub No 1
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,692
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
10
Days on Site
20221063366
MLS
Hard to find Ranch in Rochester Hills. Spacious, fresh, move in condition. Open kitchen and family room, dual fireplaces in the living and family rooms. Extra great living space with 3 full and 1...
$240,000
Neighborhood: Kings Cove Condo
2
Beds
1F21/2
Baths
1,408
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
13
Days on Site
20221061474
MLS
This charming condo has so much to offer! The living room has space for everyone plus a cozy natural fireplace with beautiful slate tile. The eat-in kitchen is complete with gorgeous granite...
$250,000
Neighborhood: Barclay Occpn 461
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,416
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
13
Days on Site
20221062764
MLS
Welcome home to this beautiful townhouse style condo in the heart of Rochester Hills that is right on the golf course! Wake up to the beautiful East facing views of the golf course every morning! The...