Sterling Heights Real Estate

Sterling Heights is a city in Macomb County of the U.S. state of Michigan, and one of Detroit's core suburbs. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 129,699. It is the second largest suburb in Metro Detroit, and the fourth largest city in Michigan. Sterling Heights consistently ranks as the safest city in Michigan with population over 100,000.

Sterling Heights was incorporated as a city in 1968. It was until the 1950s an agricultural area largely devoted to growing rhubarb and other crops sold in Detroit. Prior to 1968 Sterling Heights was known as Sterling Township. It had from 1836 until 1838 been known as Jefferson Township.

William Valusek was the last Sterling Township supervisor. Anthony Dobry served on the first city council and later served as mayor for eight years. Dobry Road on the northern city limits is named after him. Gerald Donovan became the first mayor of the city. F. James Dunlop became the first mayor pro-tem. There was already a small village named Sterling in Arenac County, so the word "Heights" was added to the township name to satisfy a state law that prevents incorporated municipalities from having the same name. "Moravian" was another name under consideration for the new city.

Lakeside Mall opened in Sterling Heights in 1976.

By 1991 the city had received many people of ethnic European origins, including ethnic Albanians, Bosnians, Croatians, Macedonians, Montenegrins, Serbians, and Slovenians. They moved from Detroit and Hamtramck. In the 1990s, ethnic Macedonians in Sterling Heights, together with ethnic Serbs, had the nickname "Yugos." The ethnic Albanians had the nickname the "Albos." The two groups often had conflicts in the 1990s. As of 1991 many residents worked in automobile plants operated by Chrysler and Ford, and that year, Murray Dublin of The Baltimore Sun described Sterling Heights as "blue collar."

In November 1999, the AMC Theaters Forum 30 megaplex theater opened at the Fourm at Gateways Shopping Center at M-59 and Mound Road along the northern border of Sterling Heights and immediately became the largest movie theater in Michigan, a distinction it still holds. It has since become one of two megaplex movie theaters in Sterling Heights after MJR Theatres opened the Marketplace Digital Cinema 20 in the south end of Sterling Heights in 2005.

The August 2006 issue of Money magazine listed Sterling Heights as No. 19 on its list of the 90 "Best Small Cities" to live in.

Sterling Heights was ranked the sixth safest city in the U.S. with a population between 100,000—499,999, according to Morgan Quitno's 2006 analysis of crime rates.

Sterling Heights - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Sterling Heights: $292,000 / County Avg $339,900

43%

Avg Taxes in Sterling Heights: $3,400 / County Avg $3,400

50%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Sterling Heights: 1,765 / County Avg 1,906

46%

Avg Price per/sqft in Sterling Heights:$165 / County Avg $178

93%

Avg Walkscore in Sterling Heights: 34 / County Avg 33

52%

Avg Year Built in Sterling Heights: 1983 / County Avg 1977

50%

Avg Days on Website in Sterling Heights: 34 / County Avg 59

29%

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Areas in Sterling Heights MI
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ANDOVER HEIGHTS
ARAGONA
ARLINGDALE HGTS
BEAVER CREEK
BIRCH HILL ESTATES
BRISTOL HGHTS # 02
BRISTOL HGHTS # 03
BROOKLINE
BROOKVIEW SUB NORTH
BUCKINGHAM ESTATES SUB
Carpathia Gardens
CHERRY HILL FARMS
CLINTON RIVER MEADOWS
COACHWOOD SQUARE
COACHWOOD SQUARE # 03
COVENTRY SQUARE
COVENTRY SQUARE # 02
DEVONSHIRE SQUARE CONDO
DRESDEN VILLAGE # 02
DRESDEN VILLAGE # 03
EAST HAMPTON # 02
EAST HAMPTON # 03
ESSEX GARDENS
ESSEX NORTH
ESSEX NORTH SUB
EXECUTIVE HEIGHTS
FAIRFIELD VILLAGE # 01
FAIRWAY GREEN
FARM LANE
FOREST VIEW SUB NO 2
FOREST VIEW SUB NO 6
FOSTER MAAS RANCH
GLENMERE ACRES
Golfpointe Village At Plumbrook
GRENAL SUB
GULASON ESTATES
HATHERLY
HATHERLY VILLAGE SUB 1
HEINS GARDENS # 02
HERITAGE POINTE
HICKORY HEIGHTS SUB
KINGSLEY
KORESKY
LAKEPOINTE CONDOS AT LAKESIDE
LAKESHORE
LAKESIDE WEST
LAUREL MEADOWS
MAYWOOD EAST SUB
MAYWOOD PARK # 03
MID HAMPTON
MID HAMPTON # 02
MID-HAMPTON
MONTEGO BAY
MONTEGO BAY SUB
MORAVIAN MANOR CONDO
MORAVIAN VILLAGE
MORAVIAN VILLAGE SUB
MOUND GARDENS
MOUND GARDENS # 01
NORTH POINTE CONDO
PARKSIDE POINTE CONDO
PENDLETON VILLAGE CONDO
PINEBROOK NORTH SUB 1
PLUMBROOK VILLAGE
RED RUN
RIDGECROFT NORTH
RIVERSIDE FARMS
RIVIERA VILLA SUB
ROSENDALE #01
S-P # 02 STERLING HEIGHTS
S-P CLINTON VALLEY SUB
S-P EYSTERS MOUND RD FMS # 06
S-P MESSMORE
S-P RIVERSIDE FARMS
SEVILLE GARDENS
SEVILLE TERRACE CONDO
SHELL HEIGHTS
SOMERSET SQUARE
SOUTH HAMPTON # 02
STERLING COMMONS
STERLING COUNTRY ESTATES # 01
STERLING HEIGHTS SUB
STERLING HUNT CLUB CONDO
STERLING HUNT CLUB SUB
STERLING KNOLLS
STERLING MANOR
STERLING MANOR SUB
STERLING MORAVIAN
STERLING PARK SUB
STERLING WOODS
STERLING WOODS CONDO #668
STRATFORD VILLAGE NORTH CONDO #754
SUPERVISORS PLAT OF MOUND GARDENS SUBDIVISION
SUSSEX MANOR
TAKOMA PARK
TARRYTON # 01
TARRYTON # 02
TERRA SANTA VILLAGE SUB
THE RAVINES
THE RESERVE
THE SANCTUARY
THE WOODS OF NORTH STERLING
TOUSSAINT MEADOWS MCCP NO 1067
TROY MEADOWS
TROY MEADOWS #632
UNIVERSITY ESTATES # 01
UNIVERSITY ESTATES SUBDIVISION
VENETIAN ESTATES CONDO #756
VENTNOR MANOR # 03
VICTORY GARDENS
VILLA FONTANA SUB
VILLA FONTANA SUB #2
VILLA NOVA SUBDIVISION NO. 1 - LOT 13
WANDA PARK SUB
WESTBROOKE
WESTCHESTER
WESTHAMPTON
WILLOW WAY NORTH