Livability Awards

A+ Rochester Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Rochester Cost of Living Cost of living is 28% higher than Michigan
11414% more expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Rochester cost of living
A+ Rochester Crime Total crime is 80% lower than Michigan
Total crime
42883% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 23483% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-24%Year over year crime is down
Rochester crime
B- Rochester Employment Household income is 51% higher than Michigan
Median household income
$76,61638% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$47,01458% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%15% lower than the US average
Rochester employment
A Rochester Housing Home value is 142% higher than Michigan
Median home value
$308,70067% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$8619% lower than the US average
Home ownership
63%equal to the US average
Rochester real estate or Rochester rentals
A+ Rochester Schools HS graduation rate is 13% higher than Michigan
High school grad. rates
97%17% higher than the US average
School test scores
70%42% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:14% higher than the US average
Rochester K-12 schools

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Rochester is a Small College Homey Town

I've been living in Rochester for 4 years and have enjoyed the excitement in this college Community that has lots of nightlife and various activities to enjoy in a small town laid-back atmosphere. Rochester has lots of trails and other amenities with recreational facilities to enjoy and experience family fun and unique cultural amenities. The Paint Creek and Clinton River Trails are great opportunities to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery in Rochester and also provide opportunities for recreational activities for families to enjoy. The school systems in Rochester are excellent and provide my for kids with an extremely well-structured education.

The best areas in Rochester are around Great Oaks Country Club where there is an excellent upper-scale community with diverse well-educated neighbors that create a unique and respected collection of individuals. There's very little crime in Rochester and you can enjoy the city without fear of anything violent happening. Rochester is on the outskirts of Detroit Michigan and provides anyone seeking a quiet town on the outskirts of Detroit will find Rochester fits the bill.
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Source: The Rochester, MI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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