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 February 2, 2023
16
Listed
86
Avg. DOM
$286.67
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$537,500
Med. List Price
16 Properties
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$1,200,000
Neighborhood: Woodward Heights Sub - Rochester
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,998
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
20230007895
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...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,568
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
5
Days on Site
20230006903
MLS
Location! Location! Location! Come see this beautiful bungalow packed with charm and character in Rochester! Only a short walk to downtown or the Clinton River Trail with access at the end of the...
$315,000
Neighborhood: Hillcrest-Rochester
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,106
Sq.Ft.
1927
Year Built
8
Days on Site
20230005579
MLS
Fantastic Craftsman-style ranch situated on a large corner lot just minutes from Downtown Rochester! Featuring hardwood floors, neutral decor, an updated kitchen, tons of natural light, and a great...
$350,000
Neighborhood: Brentwood Heights
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,015
Sq.Ft.
1957
Year Built
9
Days on Site
20230005982
MLS
BEAUTIFUL ALL BRICK RANCH HOME OFFERS YOU AN INCREDIBLE LOCATION RIGHT OFF OF DOWNTOWN ROCHESTER. THIS INVITING NEIGHBORHOOD GIVES YOU A 5 MINUTE WALK TO ACCESS SHOPPING RESTAURANTS AND ENTERTAINMENT...
3
Beds
2F21/2
Baths
3,601
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
22
Days on Site
20230002806
MLS
Exquisite Custom-Built Home Nestled on the Highest Elevation Point in Downtown Rochester with Incredible Views! Spacious 2-Story Colonial Built by Owner with the Finest Materials and Impeccable...
$594,899
Neighborhood: Stony Pointe Village East Occpn 590
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,418
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
22
Days on Site
20221051048
MLS
THIS WELL MAINTAINED & LARGE 2,418 SQ FT "CUSTOM" BUILT COLONIAL WITH OPEN FLOOR PLAN, 1ST FLOOR WOOD FLOORS, LARGE 2 STORY GREAT ROOM (12X16) WITH 2 SKY LIGHTS & GAS FIREPLACE, LG...
$550,000
Neighborhood: Suprvrs Plat No 4 - Vlg Of Roch
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,606
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
23
Days on Site
20221006501
MLS
Welcome home! This 3 bed, 2.5 bath property located in the heart of Downtown Rochester's Historic District is one you won't want to miss. From the moment you walk up to the door you will fall in love...
$155,000
Neighborhood: Hills Of Rochester Occpn 977
2
Beds
1
Baths
751
Sq.Ft.
1966
Year Built
52
Days on Site
20221067941
MLS
Location, Location, Location! COMPLETELY UPDATED Affordable living in the heart of downtown Rochester. 2 bedroom and 1 bath 1st-floor condo in desirable Rochester Park Condos! All brick well...
$359,900
Neighborhood: W C Chapman Sub
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,652
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
64
Days on Site
20221065497
MLS
Welcome home!! Charming Cape Cod Style Home - Walk to all that downtown Rochester has to offer, & just down the street to the Park, Community House and access to the Paint Creek Trail.
Historic...
Open 2/4
604 W University Dr Rochester,  MI 48307
$525,000
Neighborhood: Suprvrs 3 - Village Of Rochester
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,293
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
91
Days on Site
58050095184
MLS
Motivated seller! All offers will be considered. Land contract option 4.5%. Welcome home to this Incredible 2300 sq ft colonial home in downtown Rochester. Home features 3 Beds 3 Baths, original...
$460,000
Neighborhood: Suprvrs Plat No 4 - Vlg Of Roch
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,913
Sq.Ft.
1919
Year Built
126
Days on Site
20221047503
MLS
Location, charm and character are the grace of this wonderful home. This home is the epitome of the Norman Rockwell downtown home people search for. Enjoy the comfort of sitting in your own Parlor...
$1,099,000
Neighborhood: Pine Knoll Estates Condo Occpn 2055
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,989
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
127
Days on Site
20221046076
MLS
The Pine Knoll community is your opportunity to be a part of new construction at its best. All located steps away from vibrant downtown Rochester and developed by the most talented architects and...