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Rochester Hills 9th best small city, magazine says

The Detroit News
Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills is one of America's 10 best small cities, according to Money magazine.

The Oakland County city, with nearly 75,000 residents, ranked ninth of 780 cities reviewed by the magazine. Money evaluated cities between 50,000 and 300,000 people for its survey.

Rochester Hills ranked first among Michigan cities in the report, which considered more than 50 factors, including the local economy, housing, schools, health care and community spirit.

"The country is beginning to realize what our residents have known for many years, that Rochester Hills is the pre-eminent place to live, work and raise your family," Mayor Bryan Barnett said in a statement.

Also making the top 50 was Ann Arbor (No. 43).