Welcome to Rochester

Rochester is one of Michigan's most desired communities and is home to 13,000 happy residents spread over about 4 square miles.



Homes in Rochester

Rochester offers unique homes in a variety of price ranges. Rochester has a variety of newer construction blended into older, well-established Downtown neighborhoods, as well as several higher-end condo complexes and high-end newer subdivisions - all conveniently located in close (most within walking distance) proximity to the shopping, dining, and incredible parks and trails in the Downtown Rochester community.

Where is Rochester?

Rochester is located in northeast Oakland County, in the northern outskirts of Metropolitan Detroit area. Its neighboring companion city, Rochester Hills, surrounds Rochester. In addition to its own community life, Rochester is a quick 45-minute drive south to the heart of downtown Detroit, and is equally close to neighboring communities just north, east, and west, which all boast smaller-town communities and activities. 

Schools in Rochester

Children who live here attend Rochester Community Schools, which boasts an astounding graduation rate of 93.14 percent, with 95 percent of graduates attending post-secondary schools. Recently, two of the district’s high schools, Rochester Adams High School and Stoney Creek High School, ranked in Michigan’s top 20, according to the annual U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools list.

Both Rochester University and Oakland University were founded in next door neighbor, Rochester Hills, and the universities continue to grow each year.

Things to do in Rochester

A highlight of Rochester is its Downtown community, which besides its small business shopping and dining options offers incredible community events year round. Rochester is a popular community center, featuring more than 350 shops, restaurants and other local businesses! Our historic, walkable downtown speaks to our roots, with several buildings dating back to the late 1800s! This small community also offers many opportunities for recreation, from local parks and walking/running/bicycle trails to the beautiful Paint Creek, which flows through our downtown. If you’re seeking an active community with plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, family-friendly festivals and events, and more, Rochester is the place for you!


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