Buying A Home In Rochester Hills Michigan – MiHomesByAndrew

Buying A Home In Rochester Hills Michigan

If you’re not familiar with Rochester Hills, It’s located east of Auburn Hills and west of Shelby Township. Which is roughly a 30-35 minute commute to downtown Detroit, 35-40 minutes to the city of Novi and a 5-7 minute drive south straight down Livernois road to get to Troy. Rochester Hills, Michigan is just under 33 square miles with a population of just under 80,000 people. And not to be confused with the city of Rochester, which is 3.83 square miles with a population of around 13,000. 

I’ll throw up an aerial visual to show that Rochester Hills arms are wrapped around the little place we call Rochester. said it best about Rochester Hills, stating It provides many recreational facilities such as swimming, golf, tennis and cycling at municipal parks. Attractions include Meadow Brook Hall, Yates Cider Mill and historic Stoney Creek Village. I can most certainly attest to the cities wonderful offers, as a short time ago, I spent a lot of time at my girlfriends apartment that is on the border of Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, so I got a good sense of the community for a few years. 


Starting this list off with the cheapest single family home you can get in the Rochester Hills area today. Located on Avalon road, which is a direct vein to Auburn rd., that offers a nice strip of entertainment and attractions, along with Avondale Park, Pine Trace Golf Course a couple minutes down the road. 

On top of that, it’s just a few short minutes from I-75 and the M-59 corridor is always a plus as well. Taking a look at this 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom bungalow, just over 1,000 sq ft with a 2-car garage on just shy of 0.30 acres. Being built in 1945, it’s no secret this home needs a little love, but that doesn’t mean the potential isn’t there. It has some old hardwood floors that could be refinished, archways as you pass through each room, which is something you don’t see a lot in many of the newer homes out there. It has a nice private backyard, and just taking a look at some more of the images, the home actually feels pretty sizable for only being around 1,000 sq ft. That enclosed front porch is a nice touch as well, because it has large windows and gives you the ability to sit out there even on the coldest days if you wanted to. 

This home is listed for $182,500 which is just over $176 a square foot. Keep in mind, the average sale price of a home as of recording this video is over $397,000, which is a 13.9% increase year over year. So being less than half the average sale price, it’s not like this home is inhabitable or a tear down. It just needs someone to come in and spruce it up a little bit is all.


Hopping on over to a home in the middle range. Located off of Edinborough drive, which is part of the desirable Hawthorn Hills subdivision, conveniently placed centrally east of Squirrel road and west of Adams road, these two roads that are also main roads in the area that get you from point A to point B, give you that wonderful commute to wherever you’re going, without feeling like you’re on a main road based on its central location. 

This home is only 6 minutes away from Oakland University, which is surrounded by more entertainment and attractions than you’d know what to do with. And before you start thinking, great it’s just a college town, count me out. I think you need to give Oakland University some more credit here. They don’t just have their campus buildings scattered all throughout the city. They have done a great job keeping everything fairly close together. It’s not like some of the bigger universities like the university of Michigan and Michigan state where you’re dodging students on the road all the time. There’s sidewalks placed accordingly and traffic moves in and out of the campus fairly well. 

This colonial off Edinborough Drive has 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a 3 car garage with over 5,300 finished square feet, situated on just under 0.30 acres. Built in 1991, but remodeled in 2012, this home has a lot of great details, and important updates such as furnace, A/c and some of the windows.

 Listed at $555,000 which is just over $149 a square foot, this home has a lot of potential, and a few entertainment opportunities on the back porch and finished basement. The home could of course use a few more updates, just like any other home in the world, but we will see how quickly the home sells, it’s been on the market for a day and there’s an open house coming up as well.


Now to the home at the top of the price range here in Rochester Hills. This mansion is located east of Brewster Road right off of Livernois Road. This home is just a few short miles from the last one that was mentioned on this list, so you can bet they take advantage of the nearby amenities as well. This 8,186 square foot ranch has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms with a 6+ car garage, situated on just over 5 acres. This isn’t even a home, this place is a getaway retreat located primely in Rochester Hills. 

This 2004 palatial estate comes fully furnished, with more features and details than I have enough breath for. You can almost guarantee that the pictures of this home hardly do it justice. The only downside to this home is it’s on a gravel road, but for only ⅛ of a mile. Listed at $2.5 million which is over $490 a square foot, this one of a kind home is nothing short of extraordinary. The curb appeal is out of this world, just on the architecture alone, it doesn’t matter if every plant was dead, I bet you wouldn’t even notice!

That sums up the 3 homes in 3 different price ranges, BUT before you go, I know what you’re thinking.


Why wouldn’t I show you a home that falls within the average sale price in Rochester Hills to give you a feel of what average looks like? And you’re right, I’m sorry, I’ll do just that right now. Like I said, the average sale price is just over $397,000, so the home I’ll touch on here is listed at $400,000. Located off of Fairview Lane in the Fairview Farms subdivision. This community is located right behind the last home I talked about, so again, the amenities are plentiful in the area. 

This colonial has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, over 2,000 square feet, with a 2-car garage settled on 0.35 acres. Built in 1978, but clearly updated a few short years ago, this home is nothing less than move-in ready, with a great open floor plan, new floors, custom shelving, a private ensuite, and a great exterior patio. I’d say this would check a lot of people’s boxes, what do you think? Drop your thoughts about the homes I mentioned in the comments below. 

That ACTUALLY sums up the list of homes in Rochester Hills, Michigan to give you an idea of how far your dollar will go. If you have any questions about anything I covered, or didn’t, please don’t hesitate to reach out and I would be happy to share some of my knowledge about the area. 


Andrew McManamon is a licensed Real Estate Professional in the great state of Michigan. His philosophy to put people first has paved the way to his extraordinary real estate career. Born and raised in Brighton, MI, Andrew acquired a bachelors degree in business management and marketing from Cleary University in Howell, MI. The combination of his experience and education allows him to take a strategic approach towards every transaction and help his clients make more informed and confident decisions.

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