Welcome to Rochester Hills! On behalf of our entire city staff and fellow residents, I want to welcome you to our city. No matter where you are coming from, or what brought you here, I am confident you will enjoy Rochester Hills. Voted one of the top 100 best places to live in 2009, we are committed to being the preeminent place to live, work and raise a family.
Established in 1984, Rochester Hills is the jewel of Oakland County and is unique in Southeast Michigan. We take great pride in being a top-notch, family oriented community. Take a drive, or better yet, a bike ride through any of our tree-lined subdivisions and you will see that families are what make our community great. Whether it’s playing ball in the front yard, or talking with neighbors in the back yard, you cannot help but be swept up in our town’s friendliness and charm.
Rochester Hills is blessed to have a wide-ranging economic base supporting our diverse population. We have excellent shopping opportunities for every possible purchase inclination, as well as some of the best dining in all of Michigan. Our businesses are community conscious and often complement our Midwestern values. World-class organizations like the Older Persons Commission and the Rochester Avon Recreation Authority sponsor countless activities for our residents. We are also home to Oakland University and Rochester College, which offer extensive educational and entertainment opportunities as well.
Rochester Hills is perhaps best known for its parks, trails and recreational offerings. You can take a swim or have a picnic at Spencer Park, or perhaps you might enjoy using the batting cages or rollerblading on our in-line hockey courts at Borden Park. You can also enjoy a bike race at Michigan’s only Velodrome in Bloomer Park. If you like to fish, break out your best lures for some great river fishing in the Paint Creek and Clinton Rivers. Hike or bike down the river trails to view some of the most scenic vistas in Southeast Michigan.
After you have experienced some of what our community has to offer, please stop by city hall and let me know what you think. We are thrilled to have you here and hope you will come to love our city as much as we do.
Bryan K. Barnett, Mayor
City of Rochester Hills