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Sterling Heights - Town vs. County Stats

Sterling Heights - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Sterling Heights: $226,400 / County Avg $257,900

44%

Avg Taxes in Sterling Heights: $2,600 / County Avg $2,800

46%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Sterling Heights: 1,670 / County Avg 1,826

46%

Avg Price per/ft2 in Sterling Heights: $136 / County Avg $141

96%

Avg Walkscore in Sterling Heights: 32 / County Avg 32

50%

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

50%

Avg Days on Website in Sterling Heights: 58 / County Avg 78

37%

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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
ABERDEEN GARDENS CONDO
AMBER POINTE
AMERICANA # 01
AMERICANA # 02
ANDOVER HEIGHTS
ANNA LISA
ARBOR CREST SUBDIVISION
ARLINGDALE HGTS
AVALON WOOD #631
BAINBRIDGE
BELLA SERA CONDO
BELMONT ESTATES
BETH ANN MILLER SUB
BILTMORE PARK # 02
BRISTOL HEIGHTS
BRISTOL HEIGHTS # 01
BRISTOL HGHTS # 01
BRISTOL HGHTS # 02
CANDLEWOOD VILLAGE
CANDLEWOOD VILLAGE # 02
CARPATHIA NORTH
CARPATHIA NORTH SUBDIVISON
CARRIAGE PARK AT LAKESIDE
CHERRY HILL FARMS
CHESTNUT HILLS # 01
COACHWOOD SQAURE SUB
Country Club Estates
COVENTRY SQUARE # 03
CREEK RUN ESTATES
DE CLERCK SUB #2
DRESDEN VILLAGE
DRESDEN VILLAGE # 02
Dresden Village #01
DRESDEN VILLAGE SUB
EAST HAMPTON # 03
ELMHURST SITE CONDO #897
EXECUTIVE HEIGHTS SUB
FAIRFIELD VILLAGE # 01
FAIRVIEW SUB
FAIRWAY GREEN
Forest Brook Sub #1
FOREST VIEW SUB 4
FOREST VIEW SUB NO 5
FOREST VIEW SUB NO 6
Forest View Sub No 7
FORREST BROOK # 01
Foster Maas Ranch
FOSTER MAAS RANCH # 01
Fox Hills Condominums
FRANCESCA
GOLFPOINTE VILLAGE AT PLUMBROOK
GRENAL # 01
GRENAL # 02
GRENAL SUB
GULASON ESTATES
HANNEBAUER PARC OF STERLING HEIGHTS
HATHERLY PLACE WEST
HATHERLY SUB
HEINS GARDENS
HEINS GARDENS # 02
HEINS GARDENS SUB
HERITAGE POINTE
HERITAGE SQUARE SITE CONDO
HICKORY HEIGHTS SUB
HIDDEN MEADOW SUB
HIDDEN POINTE CONDO #792
HORIZON # 01
KINGSLEY
LAKEPOINTE CONDOS AT LAKESIDE
LAKESHORE
LENGTHY LEGAL - CLB
LEXINGTON MEADOWS
LINCOLN PARK
LISA MARIE GARDENS
LONDON HEIGHTS
M 195 $"FRANCESCA SUB N" LOT 195
MAPLE LANE GARDENS
Maple Woods
MARSH CREEK CONDO
MARY ALICE GARDENS
MEADOWVIEW
Meadowview Village Condo
MID-HAMPTON SUB
MIRACLE HOMES
MIRACLE HOMES SUB
MONTEGO BAY
MONTEGO MAY
MONTICELLO ESTATES #3
MORAVIAN MANOR CONDO
MOUND GARDENS # 01
NEW BRADFORD MANOR
NEW BRADFORD MANOR SUB
NORTH POINTE
NORTH POINTE CONDO
NOTTINGHAM COVE
NOTTINGHAM COVE CONDO
NOTTINGHAM COVE CONDO #790
PARK PLACE CONDO
PARKSIDE POINTE CONDO
PENDLETON VILLAGE CONDO
PINEBROOK
PINEBROOK # 06
PINEBROOK NORTH # 01
PINEBROOK SUB
PLUM CREEK
PLUMBROOK FARMS # 01
PLUMBROOK VILLAGE # 04
PLUMBROOK VILLAGE CONDO
PLUMBROOK VILLAGE SUBDIVISION
PLUMTREE VILLAGE SUB NO 2
REFLECTIONS AT VINEYARDS
REGENCY SQUARE
RIDGECROFT NORTH
RIDGECROFT SOUTH
RIVER PARK ESTATES
RIVERWOODS
RIVIERA VILLA SUB
ROSENDALE #01
S-P CARPATHIA CITY PARK
S-P CLINTON VALLEY ESTATES # 01
S-P EYSTERS MOUND RD FMS # 03
S-P EYSTERS MOUND RD FMS # 06
S-P EYSTERS MOUND ROAD FARMS
S-P MOUND GARDENS
S-P RIVERSIDE FARMS
SCHMIDT & RECORD
SEVILLE GARDENS
SEVILLE TERRACE
SEVILLE TERRACE CONDO
SILVER
SOMERSET SQUARE
SOUTH HAMPTON # 02
STEPHENS CLAIRVIEW RANCH HOM
STERLING COMMONS
STERLING COMMONS TOWNHOMES
STERLING COUNTRY ESTATES
STERLING COUNTRY ESTATES # 01
Sterling Country Estates # 02
STERLING CREEK CONDO #929
STERLING KNOLLS
STERLING MANOR
STERLING MORAVIAN SUB
STERLING POINTE
Sterling Square # 02
STERLING WOODS CONDO #668
STERLING WOODS CONDOMINIUM
STERLING WOODS CONDOMINIUMS
STONEGATE CONDO #713
STRATFORD VILLAGE NORTH CONDO #754
STRATFORD VILLAGE REGENTS #690
STRATFORD VILLAGE TOWNES AND MANORS #670
TAKOMA PARK
TAKOMA PARK SUB ID# 1011377013
TARRYTON
TARRYTON # 02
TERRA SANTA VILLAGE # 03
THE ARBORS
THE PARC AT VINEYARDS
THE PRESERVES CONDO #783
THE RAVINES
THE RESERVE
The Towns At Orchard Square #696
THE WOODS OF NORTH STERLING CONDO #982
TROY MEADOWS #632
UNIVERSITY ESTATES # 01
UNIVERSITY ESTATES # 02
UNIVERSITY ESTATES SUB
VENETIAN ESTATES
VENTNOR MANOR
VENTNOR MANOR # 03
VICTORY GARDENS
VILLA NOVA # 02
VILLAGER
VILLAGER # 02
VINEYARDS # 05
VINEYARDS # 08
VINEYARDS SUB
Vineyards Sub #8
WASHINGTON SQUARE SUB
WESTCHESTER
WESTHAMPTON
WESTHAMPTON # 02
WILLOW WOODS
WINTHROP # 01
WINTHROP # 02
WOODCREST ESTATES #716