Rochester / Rochester Hills

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Rochester, bordering Rochester Hills, is known as the “First Settlement in Oakland County.” Rochester has a natural beauty that is attributed to the waterways that surround the city and the abundant green space that three parks and two winding trails offer. You’ll be near many family fun spots like cider mills, shopping malls, salons and restaurants. Downtown Rochester features the “Big Bright Light Show,” a popular holiday attraction when the buildings are covered with more than 1 million lights. CNN/Money Magazine recently recognized Rochester’s excellent quality of life by naming it as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live. Rochester High School has regularly appeared on US News and World Report’s “Best High Schools” list and received the coveted “Silver” ranking from the publication.
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THINGS TO DO IN ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS

• Paint Creek Trail – 8.9 mile hiking/biking trail that reaches Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, Orion Township and the Village of Lake Orion
• Yates Cider Mill –151-year-old historic farm that is one of the most popular cider mills in Metro Detroit
• Meadow Brook Hall – 110-room historic house museum (fourth largest in U.S.) that was home to Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of automobile pioneer John Dodge
• Village of Rochester Hills – 375,000-square-foot upscale outdoor shopping district with 33 stores and 10 restaurants

Close to ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS

• Somerset Collection – upscale shopping mall with 180+ specialty stores and a 700 foot enclosed bridge with a moving “Skywalk”
• Palace of Auburn Hills – sports and entertainment venue that is the home of the Detroit Pistons
• Great Lakes Crossing – enclosed shopping mall with over 180 stores and restaurants, food court and 25-screen AMC Star movie theater
• Waterford Oaks Park – 185 acre park including Waterford Oaks Waterpark, Paradise Peninsula Playscape and BMX track

Further Out FROM ROCHESTER

• Detroit Zoo – Royal Oak (24 minutes)
• Detroit Tigers, Red Wings, or Lions – Detroit (34 minutes)
• Bishop International Airport – Flint (44 minutes)
• Detroit Metropolitan Airport – Detroit (48 minutes)

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS STATISTICS

• Population: 12,988 – Rochester | 72,952 – Rochester Hills
• Median Age: 38.3 – Rochester | 41.1 – Rochester Hills
• Number of Households: 5,514 (30.9% with children under 18) – Rochester | 27,578 – Rochester Hills (33.2% with children under 18)
• Median Household Income: $77,927 – Rochester | $81,635 – Rochester Hills
• Median Home Value: $244,981 – Rochester | $220,900 – Rochester Hills

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS CONTACTS

City of Rochester
400 6th St.
Rochester, MI 48307
(248) 651-9061

Police Department
400 6th St.
Rochester, MI 48307
(248) 698-9621

Fire Department
277 E. 2nd St.
Rochester, MI 48307
(248) 698-3335

Rochester Schools
501 W. University
Rochester, MI 48307
(248) 726-3000