9.1 out of 10

Rochester Hills

42.6713085514548 -83.1425572465951
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Rochester Hills – Stoney Creek Metro Park in Your Backyard"

I live right on the border of Rochester Hills and quite honestly, I can’t say anything bad about the city. You will find an abundance of neighborhoods with beautiful houses, the school district is significant in size and one of the best in the state, and it is located minutes away from Shelby Twp., Auburn Hills, Troy and Birmingham. It is a classy area with a diverse racial makeup and all the amenities you could want.

Rochester Hills is pretty expensive though. The average resident makes double what the state average is and you can clearly tell by the houses and vehicles. The city has a reputation for being a bit snobby, but it’s not as bad as what people say.

There are 14 parks in Rochester Hills so this is a haven for anyone who walks, jogs, bicycles or has children who enjoy nice playgrounds. Stoney Creek Metro Park is the largest of these parks and one I go to a few times a week, even in the winter. There are plenty of trails as well as a nice 6 mile paved loop around the water. In the summer you can rent bikes or enjoy the beach.

Yates Park, which is connected to Yates Cider Mill, is the place to be on the weekends for fresh cider. You will want to stock up on Honey Crisp apples from here in the fall. If you can afford the housing and taxes, Rochester Hills is a fantastic city to live.
  • Perfect location
  • Great schools
  • Plenty of parks for outdoor enthusiasts
  • Expensive
  • Traffic and get out of control
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
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