Introduction to Rochester, Michigan
Rochester, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 1 mile NE of Rochester Hills, Michigan and 24 miles N of Detroit, Michigan The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Detroit metropolitan area. Rochester contains a population of approximately 10,467.
The Graham family was the first European settlers in this area. The city was named after Rochester, New York. In 1895, the population was 900. The city became an active industrial center with abundant waterpower from Clinton River and Paint Creek. The village of Rochester was formed on April 12, 1869 and Rochester was incorporated as a city in 1966.
Rochester and nearby Attractions
- Rochester Hills Museum
- Bloomer Park
- Borden Park
- Spencer Park
- Municipal Park
- Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
Things To Do In Rochester
The Rochester Parks department maintains seven parks in the city to serve the recreation needs of its people. You can visit the Farmer's Market, which opens every Saturday. There are also many theatres in the city.
The nearest major airport is Oakland County International Airport.
Rochester Higher Education
Some of the colleges and universities in the area are Oakland University, University of Phoenix-Detroit Campus and Oakland Community College-Bloomfield Hills Campus.