Rochester Hills Named Top 10 Best Places to Live in America

Rochester Hills has earned national distinction as one of the 2014Top 10 Best Places to live in America by Money Magazine. With a population of nearly 75,000, Rochester Hills ranked 9th out of the 780 cities that were reviewed, and ranked 1st among all Michigan communities. “Being named as one of the Top 10 Best Places to live in the country is a credit to our residents who embody the spirit and engagement that it takes to make a community great,” states Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. “The country is beginning to realize what our residents have known for many years, that Rochester Hills is the preeminent place to live, work and raise your family.” MONEY Magazine evaluates small cities nationwide with populations between 50,000 and 300,000. Using data from Onboard Informatics and other sources, communities are reviewed on everything from the local economy and housing market to schools and healthcare—more than 50 factors in all. Reporters are then sent to visit the 35 top scoring places, which look for a sense of community, happy residents and other intangibles. “I love the fact that happy residents and community pride were key factors in the recognition,” states Barnett. “This will be something that we will celebrate for a long time.” Boasting over 1,000 acres of parks and trails, a low unemployment rate, diverse housing, distinctive shopping and dining, and award winning school districts, this recognition seems well deserved. The City is in the process of planning a celebration for all of our residents to enjoy in the coming months! Established in 1984, the City of Rochester Hills is a prosperous community offering residents and businesses superior services. Voted as one of the top 10 places to live by Money Magazine in 2014 and by, Rochester Hills is committed to sustaining its position among the nation’s preeminent places to live, work and raise a family. Through the city’s focus on health, education and technology, the community continues to attract forward-thinking families and businesses.

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