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: $323,400 / County Avg $330,200

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Avg Taxes in Sterling Heights: $3,500 / County Avg $2,900

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Avg Sq. Ft. in Sterling Heights: 1,827 / County Avg 1,812

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Avg Price per/sqft in Sterling Heights:$177 / County Avg $182

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Avg Walkscore in Sterling Heights: 36 / County Avg 37

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Avg Year Built in Sterling Heights: 1985 / County Avg 1978

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Avg Days on Website in Sterling Heights: 75 / County Avg 77

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ABBINGTON # 01
ABERDEEN GARDENS CONDO
AMERICANA # 01
AMERICANA # 02
ANNA LISA
Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek Sub
BELMONT ESTATES
BILLETTE
BRISTOL HGHTS # 02
BROOKVIEW SUB NORTH
CAMBRIDGE PLACE
Candlewood Village
CHELSEA GLEN
Cherry Hill Farms
CORNERSTONE CONDO
CREEK RUN ESTATES
DERBY VILLAGE
Dor-Sal Estates
DRESDEN VILLAGE
DRESDEN VILLAGE # 01
Dresden Village Sub
Dresden Village Sub 4
Dresden Village Subdivision
ESSEX GARDENS
FAIRWAY GREEN
FOSTER MAAS RANCH # 01
FRANCESCA
FUHRMANN WOODS CONDOMINIUM MCCP NO. 1214
Gateway Oaks Condo #760
GLENMERE ACRES
GRENAL # 02
GULASON ESTATES
HATHERLY
Heatherwood
HEMSLEY PLACE
HERITAGE POINTE
HICKORY HEIGHTS SUB
HORN
LAKEPOINTE CONDOS AT LAKESIDE
LAKESHORE
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LEONARDO ESTATES
Linda Lane
MAPLE LANE GARDENS CONDO
MAPLE LANE GREEN CONDO
MAPLE WOODS OF STERLING HEIGHTS CONDO MCCP NO 1154
MAPLEWOOD ESTATES
MIRACLE HOMES
MOCERI SPIZIZEN ESTATES
Montego Bay Sub
MONTICELLO ESTATES #3
MORAVIAN VILLAGE
MOUND GARDENS # 01
NOTTINGHAM COVE CONDO #790
PALM DEQUINDRE SITE CONDO MCCP NO 1199
PARK PLACE CONDO
PARK PLACE WEST
PARKSIDE POINTE CONDO
PINEBROOK SUB NO 3 LOT 615
PLUM CREEK
Plumbrook
PLUMBROOK VILLAGE # 02
Red Run Condominiums
RIDGECROFT NORTH
RIVER PARK ESTATES
S & K DAVIS SUBDIVISION
S-P # 03 STERLING HEIGHTS
S-P EYSTERS MOUND RD FARMS
S-P Kidd Homestead
S-P MOUND GARDENS
Schmidt & Record
SEVILLE GARDENS
Spicemill No 3
spicemill sub #1
STERLING COMMONS
STERLING COUNTRY ESTATES # 02
STERLING CREEK CONDO #929
Sterling Pointe II Condo
STERLING WOODS CONDO #668
STRATFORD VILLAGE NORTH CONDO #754
STRATFORD VILLAGE TOWNES AND MANORS #670
SURREY ESTATES
SURRY ESTATES
THE PARC AT VINEYARDS
The Preserves Condo #783
The Sanctuary
THE TOWNS AT ORCHARD SQUARE #696
THE TOWNS AT ORCHARD SQUARE #969
TOUSSAINT FARMS CONDO #1067
UNIVERSITY ESTATES # 01
Wanda Park Sub
WINTHROP # 01