Rochester Hills Real Estate Rochester Hills, Michigan is wonderful community filled with natural beauty, a thriving downtown area and a world-class university. Its proximity to other major business and shopping areas like Auburn Hills and Troy help make it an attractive place to call home. Rochester Hills is located on the east side of Oakland County and has a population of approximately 73,000 residents across its near 33 square miles. Rochester Hills Real Estate Just north of Rochester Hills is the scenic park areas of Stoney Creek Metropark, Bald Mountain State Recreation Area and, to the east, is River Bends Park – these three parks allow Rochester Hills residents to have access to gorgeous paths for hiking, lakes for swimming and fishing and thousands of acres of wooded areas to explore. One of the most attractive parts of Rochester Hills is the downtown Rochester area. The bustling downtown Rochester area is filled with over 350 shops, restaurants and businesses in which 85% are independently owned and operated. Rochester Hills proves it’s appealing to businesses and workers by also boasting an unemployment of just 3.4% as of April 2015. There’s a lot to love about Rochester Hills and you’ll be happy to call this great metro Detroit community your home. Rochester Hills Geographical Location You’ll be within 10 miles of: • Oakland University – A world-renowned campus with over 20,000 students, Oakland University has over 130 degree programs including business, nursing and engineering degrees. • Great Lakes Crossing – With almost 200 specialty stores as well as restaurants, a movie theater and an aquarium, this outlet mall is great for shopping or just catching the latest blockbuster. • Stony Creek Metropark – This 4,400 acre park makes you feel like you’re away from the city while still remaining minutes away from Rochester Hills. Stoney Creek includes golf and disc golf courses and miles of scenic trails. Further out: When you live in Rochester Hills, Michigan, you’ll be close to many of the great features of the Metro Detroit area. Even when you want to head into the city, it’s not too far of a drive. • Detroit Metropolitan Airport (Approx. 50 mins) • Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park Detroit Red Wings at the Joe Louis or Detroit Lions at Ford Field (Approx. 30 minutes) • The Palace of Auburn Hills (Approx. 15 minutes) • Ann Arbor, MI (Approx. 1 hour 10 minutes) • Downtown Birmingham (Approx. 20 minutes) • Detroit Zoo (Approx. 25 minutes) Rochester Hills Historical Facts Originally called Avon Township, Rochester Hills and Rochester were founded and settled in 1817 because of its proximity to the Clinton River, Stoney Creek and Paint Creek which provided water-power for mills. Throughout the 1800’s the land was starting to be cleared so crops could be harvested however city factories soon took over at the turn of the century and the farming industry ceased to flourish. Throughout the 1900’s with the Depression and then the post-war boom, Avon Township continued growing creating school districts, subdivisions and a lifestyle that appealed to the suburban appetite. A vote in 1984 officially changed the name of this city to Rochester Hills. Rochester Hills Demographics • Population: 73,000 • 55.3% of the population over the age of 25 have a bachelor’s degree or higher • Median age is 43 • Median Household Income is 80,169 Rochester Hills Schools For the families calling Rochester Hills their home, they’ll find that they’re in a safe and active community. Being close to many great parks allows families to enjoy being outdoors whether it’s riding bikes, enjoying a picnic, swimming at the lake or having a family get-together at nearby Stoney Creek Metropark. The downtown Rochester area is filled with great shops as well as festivals and fairs throughout the year including the Festival of Lights in which the businesses partake in hanging strings of lights from the buildings and creating a beautiful landscape. The Rochester Community Schools were ranked 33rd out of all 673 school districts in the state of Michigan so students attending these public schools are set to receive a world-class education. With approximately 15,000 students, the Rochester Community Schools has: • 13 Elementary Schools • 4 Middle Schools • 4 High Schools Things to Do in Rochester Hills • Yates Cider Mill – Yates Cider Mill is a community staple and ideal for enjoying scenic beauty, delicious cider and donuts and strolls along the river. • Stony Creek Metropark – This 4,400 acre park makes you feel like you’re away from the city while still remaining minutes away from Rochester Hills. Stoney Creek includes golf and disc golf courses and miles of scenic trails. The lake spreads over 500 acres and is ideal for boating and swimming. There’s even a winter sports area perfect for toboggans, sleds and snowboards. • Downtown Rochester – This area is filled with over 350 shops, businesses and restaurants and is a great place to spend the day with the family or out with a loved one or friends at night. There are many activities and events throughout the year including art fairs. Rochester Hills – Innovative by Nature Rochester Hills has the motto: Innovative by Nature which dates back to its founding. Located in Oakland County, Rochester Hills is nestled mostly north of M-59 and east of I-75. Rochester Hills is a very clean place to call home. They have passed measures to preserve park areas and protected lands and have created trails and easier accessibility for people to access green spaces. Home to Oakland University, many metro Detroit residents choose to continue their education at this excellent school situated on a picturesque campus which boasts a student population of nearly 20,000. Rochester Hills is freeway close and nearby many major roads so traveling throughout the Detroit area is easy and residents can get to almost anywhere within 30-45 minutes. With its beautiful tree-lined streets, natural beauty, rivers and creeks, Rochester Hills is a great place to call home.