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: $343,700 / County Avg $367,700


Avg Taxes in Sterling Heights: $4,000 / County Avg $3,300


Avg Sq. Ft. in Sterling Heights: 1,824 / County Avg 1,876


Avg Price per/sqft in Sterling Heights:$188 / County Avg $196


Avg Walkscore in Sterling Heights: 35 / County Avg 34


Avg Year Built in Sterling Heights: 1986 / County Avg 1978


Avg Days on Website in Sterling Heights: 42 / County Avg 59


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Aberdeen Gardens Condo
Arlingdale Hgts
Beaver Creek
Bella Court Condo #955
Bristol Heights Sub
Bristol Hghts # 04
Brookview Sub North
Buckingham Estates # 02
Buckingham Estates Sub
Candlewood Village # 02
Carpathia Park
Country Club Estates
Creek Run Estates
Dominic Moceri Sub
Dresden Village
Dresden Village Sub
East Oak Pointe
Essex Gardens
Essex Gardens #2
Fairfield Village # 01
Fairview Sub
Forest View Sub No 2
Forrest Brook # 02
Francesca Sub N Lot 77
Glenmere Acres
Golfpointe Village At Plumbrook
Harmony Estates Condo #645
HeinS Gardens
Heritage Pointe
Kingsley Sub
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Maple Woods Of Sterling Heights Condo Mccp No 1154
Meadowview Estates
Mid Hampton
Mid-Hampton Sub
Mid-Hampton Subdivision No 2
Mound Gardens # 01
Mulberry Estates Sub
Park Place Condo
Pinebrook # 03
Pinebrook Sub
Plum Creek
Ridgecroft North Sub
Rivendell Estates
Riviera Villa # 03
S-P # 03 Sterling Heights
S-P Curtis Acres
S-P Mound Gardens
S-P Riverside Farms
Seville Gardens
Seville Terrace Condo
Somerset Square
Spicemill # 03
Stadler Estates # 01
Stephens Clairview Ranch Hom
Sterling Country Estates
Sterling Hunt Club Condo
Sterling Knolls
Sterling Manor Sub
Sterling Moravian
Sterling Moravian Sub
Sterling Woods Condo #668
Stratford Village Regents #690
Stratford Village Townes And Manors #670
Supervisors Of Heatherland Sub
Surrey Estates
Tarryton # 01
Tarryton NO. 2
Terra Santa Village # 01
The Reserve
Troy Meadows #632
Utica Gardens
Villa Fontana Sub No 1
Villa Nova Subdivision
Vineyards # 05
Wanda Park Sub
Wilshire Sub
Winthrop # 02