There are many interstate highways leading in and through the county. Michigan state roads 150 (north-south) and 59 (east-west) run through Rochester Hills. U.S. highway 75 runs by the west side of Rochester Hills.
If you're coming in from farther away, the regional airports include the following:
- Charter plane service is provided by Oakland County International Airport
- Commercial services are provided by Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Wayne County and Bishop International Airport in Genesee County.
Bus service is also available from Detroit.
Public transportation is not very good in this area of Michigan. Bringing or renting a car is probably best. There are taxi and ride-share services. For older residents, there is a program run by the OPC (Older Persons' Commission).
- Rochester Hills Museum (Museum at Van Hoosen Farm), 1005 Van Hoosen Rd, ☏ . F Sa 1-4PM or by appointment.. Van Hoosen Farms is a 16-acre complex which was home to the Taylor Van Hoosen Family dating back to the early 1820s. This dairy barn, restored in 1927, provides detailed information on the settlement, industry, evolution of Rochester Hills, and agriculture including several artifacts. $5 adults, $3 for seniors/students.
- 1 Meadow Brook Hall, 480 South Adams Rd. Fourth largest historic house museum in the United States.
- [dead link] Avon Nature Study Area. 102.5 acres of trails and wildlife viewing.
- [dead link] Avondale Park, 3400 Bathurst Ave. 18.5 acres park with ball field, volleyball courts, tennis courts, basketball courts, play area, and picnic area.
- [dead link] Eugene S. Nowicki Park. 34.6 acres of undeveloped land.
- [dead link] Helen V. Allen Park. 4.5 acres park with ball fields.
- [dead link] Innovation Hills, 2800 W. Hamlin Rd. 110 acres park with hiking and fishing.
- [dead link] Thelma G. Spencer Park, 3701 John R Rd. 113 acre park with lake with beach for swimming, picnic areas with charcoal grills, tennis courts, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, nature paths, and concession stand.
- [dead link] Veterans Memorial Pointe, 1015 S. Livernois Rd. 5.1 acres with monument and gazebo.
- [dead link] Wabash Park, 100 Wabash Rd. 3.7 acres park with picnic tables, grills, play structure, and community garden.
Rochester Hills offers a variety of events, parks, libraries, museums, & stores.
- [dead link] Bloomer & Yates Park, ☏ . 8AM-dusk. A 200-acre park at 345 John R. Road which provides: picnic areas, volleyball nets, horse shoe games, hiking/mountain trails, restrooms, cross country skiing & fishing. Bloomer & Yates Park Pass is available at a price of $30.
- Thelma G. Spencer Park & Beach, 3701 John R. Road, ☏ . Beach: Memorial Day weekend til Labor Day; lifeguards are on duty during park hours 10AM-dusk. A 113-acre park with a 38-acre lake. This park & beach offers an accessible fishing pier, picnic areas with charcoal grills, play structures, tennis courts, sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, wooden nature paths, & modern restrooms. Some activities include: swimming, fishing, picnicking, ice skating, cross-country skiing, & hiking. Rowboats & paddle boats are available.
- 1 [dead link] Borden Park (Earl E. Borden Park), 1400 E. Hamlin Road. A 143-acre park with 4 softball/baseball fields, 5 full size soccer fields, multipurpose field, 4 tennis courts, 3 basketball courts, 7 station batting cages, 2 roller rinks, picnic tables, fitness loop, vending machines, & restrooms. Borden Park has a yearly festival which takes place on June 27th ending the day with a bright firework show.
- Black Heath Golf Club, 3311 Rochester Rd, ☏ . Serving all of Rochester Hills for a pleasant 18-hole course. This golf course provides a variety set of games, memberships, tee times, & rates.
- The Festival of The Hills: 1400 E. Hamlin Road. The Festival of The Hills is an annual festival of fireworks which takes place on June 27th each year at Borden Park. This festival is known to be Rochester Hills' major event of the year attracting thousands of visitors each year. The event usually begins at 6PM starting with family games and live entertainment. This family friendly event is Michigan's 2nd largest fireworks show beginning usually around 10PM each year. A few tips before attending this event: arrive early in order to avoid traffic & bring an umbrella. Rain or shine this tradition will occur each year. For more information please contact the festival hotline at +1 248 841-BOOM.
Rochester Hills provides several hundred chain restaurants. Some of the city's famous restaurants include:
- Kruse & Muer Quality Foods Inc., 327 S. Main Street. Voted City's Most Favorite Restaurant. Offers a variety of courses.
- C K Diggs Bar & Grill, 2010 W. Auburn Road. A family-owned & -operated American bistro.
- Yates Cider Mill, 1990 E. Avon Road. Family favorite, a water-powered mill which presses Michigan apples into pasteurized apple cider.
- Lebanese Grill, 2783 Rochester Rd S (Hampton Village Centre), ☏ . Good east Mediterranean food.
The U.S. country code is 1. The area codes for Rochester Hills are 248 and 947. (These codes cover other parts of southeast Michigan as well, not just this city.)
The Rochester Hills post office is at 2632 S Rochester Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. There is also an annex at 1936 Rochester Industrial Ln for carriers and packages, and the Rochester post office is at 511 Olde Towne Rd. Private mail services are also available.
Rochester Hills fits around Rochester, Michigan on three sides. Rochester has a lovely downtown. The two cities share many resources.