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: $263,500 / County Avg $301,700


Avg Taxes in Sterling Heights: $2,700 / County Avg $3,100


Avg Sq. Ft. in Sterling Heights: 1,755 / County Avg 1,915


Avg Price per/ft2 in Sterling Heights: $150 / County Avg $158


Avg Walkscore in Sterling Heights: 36 / County Avg 35


Avg Year Built in Sterling Heights: 1982 / County Avg 1977


Avg Days on Website in Sterling Heights: 72 / County Avg 88


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Abbington # 01
Aberdeen Gardens
Ajanta Sub
Arlingdale Hgts
Biltmore Park # 01
Bristol Hghts # 04
Buckingham Estates Sub
Chestnut Hills # 01
Coachwood Square
College Prk
Country Club Estates
Coventry Square
Creek Run Estates
Dana Acres Sub
Dresden Village # 02
Dresden Village Sub
Easthampton Sub 2
Eastmont # 01
English Estates Site Condo Mccp No 1163
Essex Gardens
Executive Heights Sub
Forest View Sub No 4
Foster Maas Ranch Subdivision No. 1
Gateway Oaks Condo #760
Golfpointe Village At Plumbrook
Greensborough Village
Gulason Estates
Hannebauer Parc of Sterling Heights
Hatherly Place West
Hatherly Sub
Hatherly Village # 01
HeinS Gardens
Heritage Pointe
Horn Sub
Lakeside South
Lengthy Legal - CLB
Lisa Marie Gardens
Lisa Marie Gardens Site Condo No 1139
London Heights
Maple Woods Of Sterling Heights Condo Mccp No 1154
Maywood Park Sub
Metes and Bounds
Montego Bay Sub
Montego May
Moravian Manor Condo
New Bradford Manor Sub
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Pendleton Village Condo
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Pinewood Court Condo
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Rpsendale # 01
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Somerset Meadows
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Sterling Knolls
Sterling Manor
Sterling Manor Sub
Sterling Woods
Sterling Woods Condo #668
Stratford Village North Condo #754
Stratford Village Terraces #674
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Tarryton # 01
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The Arbors
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The Towns At Orchard Square #696
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Villager # 02
Washington Square Sub
Winthrop # 01
Yardly Court Sub