Here's a Little About the Homes in Rochester / Rochester HIlls
***** Rochester was recently names 1 of 3 communities in the nation to receive the distinguished 2013 Great American Main Street by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. *****
MEADOWBROOK HALL – An 88,000 square foot estate, former home to Matilda Dodge Wilson and Alfred Wilson, is a national historic landmark. With 110 rooms, Tiffany stained glass, elaborately detailed carved wood and stone, and ornate plaster ceiling, this beautiful mansion represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival architecture in America. The estate also features an outdoor ampitheatre that hosts many popular musicians each summer.
VAN HOOSEN FARMS – Pumpkin Wall- Each fall, this 16-acre museum complex dating back to 1823, and featuring a restored dairy barn, farmhouse, red house, and a one-room school house welcomes the community to their festival. Attendees are encouraged to carve a jack-o-lantern during the daytime and then return at night to see them shine along the museum’s wall. The museum hosts more than 200 field trips a year from students in kindergarten through third grade.
OAKLAND UNIVERSITY – In 1957, Matilda and Alfred Wilson donated their residence, its collections, the estate’s 1,500 acres and $2 million to found Oakland University. OU is a top-rated academic institution in southeast Michigan offering 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 124 graduate degree and certifications. The “Grizzlies” play in the D1 athletic division.
YOUTH SPORTS - There are many opportunities for your children to participate in sporting events. Some of these include: RYSL (Rochester Youth Soccer League), RSC (Rochester Soccer Club) a more competitive program, Little League Baseball and Softball, Dance Studios, and several basketball programs.