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Rochester Hills is a city in northeast Oakland County, Michigan. This city is located approximately 30 minutes north of Detroit, Michigan. This city borders on the east side to Macomb County, Michigan. Rochester Hills has a population of roughly 70,995 people according to the 2010 census. The City of Rochester and Oakland Township are traditionally thought of as being part of Rochester Hills by may of the residents.
In 1835 Avon Township was first organized. Rochester did not incorporate as a village within this township until 1869. The township adopted a charter in 1948 under the Home Rule Act. Rochester was voted to become a city in 1966 by its residents and was effective as of February 1967.
In May 1984, township voters approved a city charter. On November 20, 1984, the township became the City of Rochester Hills. The name of the new citywas put to a vote, with the other choice being “Avon Hills”. The name “Rochester Hills” won with voters based on the area’s historical ties to Rochester, and the rolling hills that exist in the area. Township Supervisor Earl E. Borden became Rochester Hills’ first mayor. Today the city still recognizes their first Mayor as they named the city’s first ever sports park after him, “Earl E. Borden Park”.
Rochester Hills is bordered on the north by Oakland Charter Township, on the east by the city of Rochester and Shelby Township to the east and on the south by the city of Troy, and on the west by the city of Auburn Hills. Rochester Hills partly surrounds the city of Rochester, on the north, west, and south. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 32.9 square miles (85 km2), of which 32.8 square miles (85 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 0.24%, is water.
According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $180,882, and the median income for a family was around $200,000+. Males had a median income of $120,280 versus $100,405 for females. Rochester Hills was ranked #5 wealthiest city inAmerica in 2011.
Rochester Hills has a Mayor-council government. The City provides The Rochester Hills Public Library which is located in Rochester. The City of Rochester and Oakland Township contract with the City of Rochester Hills for residents’ use of the library.
Rochester Hills has several parks such as Spencer Park, Bloomer Park, Borden Park etc. where residents can take part in swimming, fishing, boating, ice skating, sledding, hockey, basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis, roller hockey and batting cages. In addition to these several parks, the city also has the historic Rochester Hills Museumat Van Hoosen Farm. Rochester Hills is also home to the Meadow Brook Hall, Meadow Brook Music Festival, Yates Cider Mill, full service library, over 25 churches. In addition, Rochester Hills is also home to the Pine Trace Golf Course. Also the Paint Creek Trail passes through Rochester Hills which is excellent for site seeing, family walks, biking, hiking, and exercise.
Rochester Hills is home to a variety of industries such as computer technology, electronic research, development, manufacturing, plastic injection molding, tool and die, precision machine tool fabrication, structural engineering, warehousing.
Rochester Schools has been regarded statistically as one of the best in the state of Michigan. Rochester Community Schools Fall 2010 MEAP test scores revealed (in percentage of students) that Rochester Community School Students scored a higher level of proficiency in every grade level and every subject than students statewide, according to the 2010 MEAP results announced by the Michigan Department of Education. In addition Rochester Hills is home to Rochester Collegeand Oakland University. All educational levels through doctoral programs are available in Rochester Hills.
Rochester Hills has around the clock police protection provided by a contract with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.
Rochester Hills has Crittenton Hospital located within the city for 24 hour emergency care. Matthew J. Brown of Brown and Brown, PLC was born at Crittenton Hospital and has been a resident of Rochester Hills most of his 30 year life.
COURT SYSTEM GOVERNING ROCHESTER HILLS, MICHIGAN
Rochester Hills is home to the 52-3 District Court which serves the multiple local municipalities. This court is located at 700 Barclay Circle Rochester Hills, MI. The court has three divisions including civil including landlord tenant, criminal including drunk driving, dui, owi, owil, and all traffic matters. 52-3 District Court does not hear cases with the amount in controversy over $25,000. These cases over $25,000 dollars are heard in the Oakland Circuit Court Located in Oakland County Michigan at 1200 N. Telegraph Rd. Pontiac, MI. This Court is also home to a family division which hears case involving divorce, child custody, paternity, child support, personal protection orders etc. In addition, Rochester Hills is also subject to the Probate Court at Oakland Circuit Court. The probate Court handles matters such as decedent’s estates, wills, trusts, guardianships, patient advocate issues, power of attorney issues etc.
BROWN AND BROWN, PLC is a diverse firm located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan representing clients in Michigan primarily in Oakland County, Macomb County and Wayne County. Our firm has over 25 years of district court and circuit court trial and litigation experience. We are dedicated to providing quality and competent legal representation to all of our clients. We focus on Criminal Law, Employment Law, Family Law, Probate Wills, Estates, Trusts, and Business Law/Litigation. Matthew C. Brown was the former president of the Rochester Bar and practiced law for 15 years in the city of downtown Rochester.
At Brown and Brown, PLC our focus is on making sure that we do our very best for each and every client. Our firm is licensed to practice in all courts in the state of Michigan including the Federal Courts and the Federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio. For help with all your Rochester Hills legal problems, please call the attorneys at Brown and Brown, PLC today at 248-454-1120 or by email at MCB@BrownandBrownplc.com.
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