Rochester Hills

Population: 72,987Median home value: $247,500 83 Ranks better than 97% of areas

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A+ Rochester Hills Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Rochester Hills Cost of Living Cost of living is 23% higher than Michigan
Rochester Hills
1088% more expensive than the US average
8812% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Rochester Hills cost of living
A+ Rochester Hills Crime Total crime is 69% lower than Michigan
Total crime
69175% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 14575% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-16%Year over year crime is down
Rochester Hills crime
B Rochester Hills Employment Household income is 64% higher than Michigan
Median household income
$83,50751% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$41,33539% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%36% lower than the US average
Rochester Hills employment
B Rochester Hills Housing Home value is 94% higher than Michigan
Median home value
$247,50034% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,14821% higher than the US average
Home ownership
75%18% higher than the US average
Rochester Hills real estate or Rochester Hills rentals
A Rochester Hills Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than Michigan
High school grad. rates
94%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
64%29% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:121% higher than the US average
Rochester Hills K-12 schools or Rochester Hills colleges

Living in Rochester Hills, MI

Located in the state of Michigan, Rochester Hills is a medium-sized city with a population of 72,987 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Rochester Hills is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 86% of the population considered married and 57% with kids under the age of 18, Rochester Hills could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Living in Rochester Hills can be a positive experience for anyone relocating to the town. Having said that, in the state of Michigan, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Rochester Hills, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, employment and more.

The livability score in Rochester Hills is 83/100 and the city is ranked in the 97th percentile of all cities across America. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Rochester Hills could be a great choice! Rochester Hills also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! If we consider each of the categories individually, we see that Rochester Hills ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A), employment (B) and housing (B). On a more negative note, Rochester Hills does not have favorable grades for the following: cost of living (D-) and weather (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Rochester Hills on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 53 crimes per 100,000 residents, Rochester Hills has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Rochester Hills apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.

Assuming that Rochester Hills meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Rochester Hills. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Rochester Hills are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Rochester Hills come in at $247,500, which is 93.7% higher than the Michigan average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Rochester Hills, the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 20% higher than the Michigan average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Rochester Hills area were 7.1% and 5 year appreciation rates were 6.2%.

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Compare Rochester Hills, MI Livability To Other Cities

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Rochester Hills is like the Northern vibe of Oakland county. Its a fine place for Families and wealthy people. I wouldn't recommend it for the poor and the disabled people who dont have transportation. Most residents in Rochester have jobs and a car. Crime rate? Mm depends on what part of Rochester you live in. Where i lived, i have experienced a couple of home invasions, trouble with pot dealers, and gotten into few fist fights with my neighbors. i also know a Sex offender and a few Schizophrenic outlaws who were from Rochester Hills. but i probably just hung out with the wrong people. Most of the city is normal and layed back. But its not runned by a city police department. Place for Girlfriends? mm, yes if your someone special and has something going for your life, there lots of fine single women in Rochester. but if your kinda on the lazy poor side, Your best bet would be girls from Pontiac. Rochester is good for summer parties. lots of parks, Bike trails, Woods. plenty of places to hang outdoors. My favorite place here is Spencer beach. Thats just my little tip advice
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Great City for Families: Rochester Hills, MI

Rochester Hills is one of the most affluent cities in Michigan. It is kind of like a best kept secret amongst Michiganders. As a safe city with very low crime rates, this city is highly recommended for raising families. Compared to other parts of Michigan, Rochester Hills is like a diamond in the rough. As a native Michigander who grew up in Shelby, I often visited Rochester Hills to go shopping on the weekends. I have always had a pleasant experience visiting Rochester Hills.

Rochester Hills boasts some of the best schools in Michigan. When I was younger, I attended a private school named St. John's in Rochester Hills. St. John's was an amazing school back in its day. There are also great public schools in the area. Madonna even went to one of the public high schools in Rochester Hills and grew up in this great city! There is a beautiful downtown outdoor shopping center that is simply amazing. There are many elegant stores and fantastic restaurants. One of the best restaurants in Rochester Hills is Kruse & Muer. This restaurant is upscale and very classy, yet affordable too. Overall, Rochester Hill is one of the best cities in Michigan.
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Source: The Rochester Hills, MI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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