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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Rochester Hills is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 74,011. Rochester Hills is in Oakland County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Rochester Hills offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Rochester Hills there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Rochester Hills and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Rochester Hills are highly rated.
About Rochester Hills...
Population
74,011

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$283,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,251
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Rochester Hills Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    46.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    10.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    62.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    494.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    34.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Rochester Hills

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$90,961
National
$55,322
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Rochester Hills Reviews

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Rochester Hills is a great place to live. A lot of entertainment around can be found for the whole family. Not so much night life in Rochester Hills compared to Royal Oak or Detroit, but in Downtown Rochester there are good places for that! Great environment, good people, safety feeling!
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I have really enjoyed growing up in Rochester Hills. As a student who has gone through the public school system, I can say with confidence that it provides a high quality education that strives for inclusivity and college preparation. Rochester Hills also has a thriving downtown area, with many shops and restaurants for people of all ages to enjoy throughout the year. In fact, my favorite event in Rochester Hills is the light show downtown that begins around Christmas! It is always a memorable and gorgeous time of the year to be living there!
A very friendly, clean, happy and safe place to be.
Ive lived here for 2 years with my 8 family members, we have remodeled and done lots of renovation.

Our neighbors are friendly, our community is helpful.
We have many parks and beaches that are family friendly. The trails here are beautiful and full of nature. We have beautiful roaming deers that come out when they feel safe to do so.
The nearest Lake is Stoney Creek and its 4,461 acres wide. It is a beautiful, relaxing park to be in. It includes paddle boat, kayak, and swimming for the kids.

Downtown Rochester is a hot spot for night life. Many restaurants are available to accommodate all types of cultural foods. Sports bars filled with excited games get packed during the weekends too.

Schools here are safe and a close to homes.
8 Elementary School, 5 middle schools 4 High Schools are available for the growing population of Rochester Hills.