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Sterling Heights - Town vs. County Stats

Sterling Heights - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Sterling Heights: $236,800 / County Avg $265,300


Avg Taxes in Sterling Heights: $2,700 / County Avg $2,800


Avg Sq. Ft. in Sterling Heights: 1,703 / County Avg 1,856


Avg Price per/ft2 in Sterling Heights: $139 / County Avg $143


Avg Walkscore in Sterling Heights: 32 / County Avg 32


Avg Year Built in Sterling Heights: 1982 / County Avg 1978


Avg Days on Website in Sterling Heights: 55 / County Avg 71


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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.
Areas in Sterling Heights MI
Sterling Heights
Neighborhoods in Sterling Heights MI
$Westchester Sub
Abbington # 02
Aberdeen Gardens Condo
Aberdeen Pines Condo
Americana # 02
Americana Sub #2
Anna Lisa
Arbor Crest Subdivision
Arlingdale Heights Sub
Arlingdale Hgts
Avalon Wood #631
Beaver Creek
Beth Ann Miller Sub
Biltmore Park # 01
Bristol Heights
Bristol Heights # 01
Bristol Hghts # 01
Bristol Hghts # 02
Candlewood Village # 02
Candlewood Village Sub 3
Carpathia North
Carpathia North Subdivison
Carriage Park at Lakeside
Cherry Hill Farms
Chestnut Hills # 01
Coachwood Sqaure Sub
Coachwood Square
Country Club Estates
Coventry Square # 02
Coventry Square # 03
Covington Of Sterling
Dresden Village
Dresden Village # 02
Dresden Village #01
Dresden Village Sub
East Hampton # 03
Eastmont # 02
Elmhurst Site Condo #897
Essex Gardens
Executive Heights
Executive Heights Sub
Fairfield Village # 01
Fairway Green
Forest View Sub No 4
Forest View Sub No 5
Forest View Sub No 6
Forest View Sub No 7
Foster Maas Ranch
Foster Maas Ranch # 01
Fox Pointe Estates
Gateway Oaks Condo #760
Glenmere Acres
Golfpointe Village At Plumbrook
Grenal # 01
Grenal # 02
Gulason Estates
Hannebauer Parc of Sterling Heights
Harvey Sub
Hatherly Place West
HeinS Gardens
HeinS Gardens # 02
Heins Gardens Sub
Heritage Square Site Condo
Hickory Heights Sub
Hidden Meadow Sub
Hidden Pointe Condo #792
Kennoway Meadows # 01
Kennoway Meadows #01
Lakepointe Condos At Lakeside
Lakeside South
Lengthy Legal - CLB
Lexington Meadows
Lincoln Park
Lisa Marie Gardens
London Heights
Maple Lane Gardens
Maple Woods
Marsh Creek Condo
Maywood East
Maywood Park # 03
Meadowview Village Condo
Mid Hampton # 02
Miracle Homes
Montego Bay Sub
Montego May
Monticello Estates
Moravian Manor Condo
Moravian Pointe Sub
New Bradford Manor
New Bradford Manor Sub
North Pointe
North Pointe Condo
Nottingham Cove
Nottingham Cove Condo
Nottingham Cove Condo #790
Orchard Square Estates
Palmer Woods North Condo
Park Place Condo
Parkside Pointe Condo
Parkway Estates
Pendleton Village Condo
Pinebrook # 06
Pinebrook Sub
Plum Creek
Plumbrook Farms # 01
Plumbrook Village # 03
Plumbrook Village Condo
Plumbrook Village Subdivision
Plumcreek Estates Condo #785
Plumtree Village Sub No 2
Regency Square
River Bend
River Woods Condo
Riviera Villa Sub
Robinhood Estates
S-P Carpathia City Park
S-P Clinton Valley Estates
S-P EysterS Mound Rd Fms # 03
S-P Mound Gardens
S-P Riverside Farms
Saddlebrook Condominium
Schmidt & Record
Seville Gardens
Seville Terrace
Seville Terrace Condo
Somerset Meadows
Somerset Square
South Hampton # 02
Stephens Clairview Ranch Hom
Sterling Commons
Sterling Country Estates # 02
Sterling Hunt Club Sub
Sterling Knolls
Sterling Manor
Sterling Moravian Sub
Sterling Woods Condo #668
Sterling Woods Condominium
Stonegate Condo #713
Stratford Village North
Stratford Village North Condo #754
Stratford Village Regents #690
Stratford Village Townes And Manors #670
Terra Santa Village # 03
The Arbors
The Preserves Condo #783
The Reserve
The Woods Of North Sterling Condo #982
University Estates # 01
University Estates # 02
University Estates # 03
University Estates Sub
Venetian Estates
Venetian Estates Condo #756
Ventnor Manor
Victory Gardens
Villa Nova # 02
Villa Nova Subn
Villager # 02
Vineyards # 08
Vineyards #7
Vineyards Sub #8
Vintners Place
Washington Square
Washington Square Sub
Winthrop # 01
Winthrop # 02