Rochester MI Homes & Real Estate

Rochester is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 12,711 at the 2010 census. It is a northern suburb in Metro Detroit located 20 miles north of the city of Detroit.

Rochester was the first European settlement in Oakland County when it was founded in 1818. It became part of the Avon Township in 1835 and incorporated as an autonomous city in 1967. It is mostly surrounded by the city of Rochester Hills and also borders Shelby Township to the east.

The city has the following neighborhoods:

The first settlers in what would become Rochester, the Graham family, built a log cabin in 1817. The cabin was located on present-day 3rd St., just west of Main. 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. 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.

This list includes people from the area (Rochester Hills, Rochester, and Oakland Township) (48306, 48307, 48309, 48363)

 

Included below are homes for sale and real estate in Rochester, MI.

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Rochester December 1, 2022
25
Listed
52
Avg. DOM
$272.37
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$585,000
Med. List Price
25 Properties
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$585,000
Neighborhood: Hillcrest-Rochester
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,135
Sq.Ft.
1924
Year Built
4
Days on Site
20221064433
MLS
Charming craftsman home in downtown Rochester. Meticulously maintained. 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths. Large addition provides a roomy owners suite complete with soaking tub and a family room with fireplace...
$229,900
Neighborhood: Walnut Park Condo
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,058
Sq.Ft.
1988
Year Built
8
Days on Site
20221063999
MLS
Rare opportunity in the heart of downtown Rochester! This End unit condo is just 1 block off Main Street. Modern, neutral tones flow throughout this updated home. Gorgeous hardwood flooring stretch...
$165,000
Neighborhood: Paint Creek Condo Hms Of Roch
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,091
Sq.Ft.
1966
Year Built
11
Days on Site
20221038609
MLS
This move-in ready condo located in the heart of historical Rochester that you've been looking for! Located within walking distance of the many things downtown Rochester has to offer; Royal Park...
Open 12/4
131 Drace St Rochester, MI 48307
$749,900
Neighborhood: Albertson Add
3
Beds
3
Baths
3,084
Sq.Ft.
1901
Year Built
17
Days on Site
20221061694
MLS
COMPLETELY UPDATED!! OPEN CONCEPT kitchen and living area & an huge master suite make up the 3000+ sqft home. Updates include: electrical, plumbing (tankless hot water heater, softener, HVAC (furnace...
$475,000
Neighborhood: Rochester North Occpn 390
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,886
Sq.Ft.
1901
Year Built
17
Days on Site
20221060628
MLS
Welcome home to your fantastic downtown location on an extra large lot. Beautifully updated 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, with dedicated study/office and laundry on each floor. Large open kitchen with granite...
$619,900
Neighborhood: Hillcrest-Rochester
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,382
Sq.Ft.
1940
Year Built
18
Days on Site
20221061303
MLS
Beautifully updated & prime location near park, schools and Downtown Rochester shops & restaurants. Newer covered front porch with stone pillars, glass door & marble tiled entry. Refinished Hardwood...
$165,000
Neighborhood: Hills Of Rochester Occpn 977
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
964
Sq.Ft.
1966
Year Built
22
Days on Site
20221060325
MLS
Location, Location! Walking distance to shops, restaurants, parks, library, biking or walking on Paint Creek Trails and all that Downtown Rochester has to offer! 2 bedroom and 1 ½ bath condo in...
$749,900
Neighborhood: Fairview -Avon Twp
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,404
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
22
Days on Site
20221060180
MLS
Pristine, one owner home with open floor plan & features everyone desires plus an awesome location in Downtown Rochester. Hardwood flooring & crown molding throughout the 1st floor. Charming front...
$269,000
Neighborhood: Renshaw
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,128
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
28
Days on Site
58050095118
MLS
What a wonderful alternative to condo living. Prime downtown Rochester location within walking distance to all the action. Home in an area of high end homes. Newer flooring, kitchen and half bath as...
$984,999
Neighborhood: Cumberland Pines Condo Occpn 1839
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2,841
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
28
Days on Site
58050095161
MLS
This hidden gem on a private cul-de-sac within walking distance to downtown Rochester is truly a rare find. An open floor plan with a rare first floor primary bedroom highlights this 4 bedroom 4 ½...
Open 12/4
604 W University Dr Rochester, MI 48307
$575,000
Neighborhood: Suprvrs 3 - Village Of Rochester
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,293
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
28
Days on Site
58050095184
MLS
Motivated seller! All offers will be considered. Land contract option available. Welcome home to this Incredible 2300 sq ft colonial home in downtown Rochester. Home features 3 Beds 3 Baths,...
$1,200,000
Neighborhood: Woodward Heights Sub - Rochester
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,998
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
31
Days on Site
20221057114
MLS
This incredible custom all-new construction home is complete and ready for you to move right in and enjoy this luxurious space in the heart of downtown Rochester. You will be within walking distance...