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 December 8, 2022
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Listed
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$226.53
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$482,075
Med. List Price
112 Properties
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$430,000
Neighborhood: Barrington Park Occpn 2135
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,335
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
2
Days on Site
20221065881
MLS
Great condo located in a convenient subdivision, close to everything, Freeway, shopping and dining. This condo features 4 bedrooms with a bonus loft room on the top level. 3 and a half baths to cover...
Open 12/11
378 Buttercup Dr Rochester Hills, MI 48307
$475,000
Neighborhood: Wildflower Sub
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,483
Sq.Ft.
1988
Year Built
2
Days on Site
20221066176
MLS
LOCATION, LOCATION ,LOCATION!!!
THE 'HEAVY LIFTING' HAS BEEN DONE TO THIS 4 BEDROOM 3.5 BATHROOM COLONIAL. THIS HOME HAS SOLID BONES FEATURING NEW VINYL SIDING, HANSONS WINDOWS, NEW FURNANCE, NEW...
$399,000
Neighborhood: Suprvrs Of Brooklands Park 3
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,478
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
58050097372
MLS
New Construction! Spring move in date. Stunning 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Colonial in Beautiful Rochester Hills! Extraordinary layout that you won't find anywhere else! Excellent use of space. Granite...
$174,900
Neighborhood: Sprvsrs Plat Of Brooklands Park
2
Beds
1
Baths
650
Sq.Ft.
1945
Year Built
3
Days on Site
20221066600
MLS
Take a look at this ADORABLE home tucked into a great neighborhood! This Home features a cozy living room with a Shiplap wall, built in fireplace, and additional seating with bench window sill! The...
$225,000
Neighborhood: Crestwood Village Of Rochester Hills Occpn 1237
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
930
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
3
Days on Site
20221066530
MLS
**Days on market are incorrect and can't be fixed. Home went Active 12/6** If you are looking for a pristine, private condo in gorgeous surroundings, look no further; you just found home! This...
$299,900
Neighborhood: Avoncrofts Sub
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,932
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
4
Days on Site
20221065999
MLS
Large home with newer kitchen w/quartz counter tops, 1st floor full bath is wheelchair accessible. Back door is accessible with ramp. All new carpet throughout home, fresh paint throughout, spacious...
$360,000
Neighborhood: Edinshire Sub No 2
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,130
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
7
Days on Site
20221065179
MLS
Spacious living spaces in this 4 bedroom, 2 .1 bath center entrance Colonial. Great curb appeal, the house sits on an expansive lot within an engaging neighborhood. Enter the house through a covered...
$459,000
Neighborhood: Stratford Knolls No 6
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,308
Sq.Ft.
1965
Year Built
7
Days on Site
20221065698
MLS
No description available...
$239,500
Neighborhood: Suprvrs Plat Of Brooklands Park No 3
3
Beds
1
Baths
912
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
7
Days on Site
20221052647
MLS
A cozy front room welcomes you into this squeaky clean 3-bedroom ranch. A large kitchen / dining area, custom cabinets with appliances included plus newer flooring and neutral colors throughout...
$450,000
Neighborhood: Brookedale Woods No 3
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,505
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
7
Days on Site
20221065821
MLS
Colonial Home in Popular Brookdale Woods Sub. Location. Location!!! Minutes to The Village of Rochester Hills & Award-Winning Rochester Schools-Adams HS & Van Hoosen MS. Many Updates Inside & Out!...
$269,000
Neighborhood: Streamwood Estates Occpn 178
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,510
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
8
Days on Site
20221061342
MLS
Look no further, your new home is here. Nestled in between two ranch units, this two story condo provides a great opportunity for the right someone to move into Rochester Hills. Step under the...
$499,900
Neighborhood: Hawthorn Sub B
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,420
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
8
Days on Site
58050096941
MLS
Rare to find 1st floor living with 1st floor primary bedroom suite with walk-in closet and full bathroom with separate shower and tub adjoined by library/den with parquet wood floors and natural...