Welcome to Rochester
- CNN/Money Magazine recognized Rochester’s excellent quality of life in 2009 by naming it as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live.
- Rochester was also featured by U.S. News and World Report’s “The Best Life” serious by Philip Moeller as being one of the “10 Best Places for Lifelong Learning.”
- Rochester is just minutes from Oakland University, Rochester College, and Oakland Community College. There are over 26 other major colleges and universities in southeastern Michigan.
- The City of Rochester features a historic, vibrant, and thriving downtown which has been recognized as one of the best in the State of Michigan and nationally.
- Honored by ICMA in 2010 with a “Voice of the People Award of Excellence” for have the highest service ratings for its citizens.
- Celebrated 20% population growth in the 2000 – 2010 U.S. Census.