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: $295,000 / County Avg $314,000

47%

Avg Taxes in Sterling Heights: $3,500 / County Avg $3,300

53%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Sterling Heights: 1,732 / County Avg 1,762

49%

Avg Price per/sqft in Sterling Heights:$170 / County Avg $178

96%

Avg Walkscore in Sterling Heights: 35 / County Avg 35

50%

Avg Year Built in Sterling Heights: 1983 / County Avg 1975

50%

Avg Days on Website in Sterling Heights: 45 / County Avg 64

35%

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ABBINGTON SUB 1
ABERDEEN GARDENS
ABERDEEN GARDENS CONDO
ABERDEEN PINES CONDO
ALEXANDRIA ESTATE
AMERICANA # 01
AMERICANA # 02
ANDOVER HEIGHTS
BEAVER CREEK
BETHANY MEADOWS
BRISTOL HGHTS # 01
BUCKINGHAM ESTATES # 02
Carpathia Gardens
CHARRINGTON NORTH
CHARRINGTON PLACE
CHERRY HILL FARMS
CHESTNUT HILLS # 02
CLINTON RIVER MEADOWS
COACHWOOD SQUARE # 03
COLLEGE PARK SUB
COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES
COVENTRY SQUARE
DERBY VILLAGE SUB
DOMINIC MOCERI
DOMINIC MOCERI SUB
DRESDEN VILLAGE
DRESDEN VILLAGE # 03
EAST HAMPTON # 03
ESSEX GARDENS
ESSEX NORTH
Executive Heights Sub
FAIRFIELD VILLAGE # 01
FOREST VIEW SUB NO 1
FOSTER MAAS RANCH
HARMONY ESTATES
HATHERLY
HERITAGE POINTE
HERITAGE SQUARE SITE CONDO
HIDDEN ESTATES OF STERLING HEIGHTS CONDO MCCP NO 1
HORIZON # 02
HORN
KINGSLEY
LAKESHORE
LAKESIDE SOUTH
LAUREL MEADOWS
LEONARDO ESTATES
LEXINGTON MEADOWS
M 421 & 422A43 $T2N - R12E SEC 17 COMM AT SW COR S
MANORS OF BIRCHCREST
MEADOWVIEW VILLAGE CONDO
METES & BOUNDS
MID-HAMPTON
MIRACLE HOMES
MOCERI SPIZIZEN ESTATES
MORAVIAN DR
MORAVIAN FARMS
MORAVIAN POINTE # 02
NORTH POINTE CONDO
NOTTINGHAM COVE CONDO #790
PALM RYAN SITE CONDO MCCP NO 1191
PARK PLACE CONDO
PARK PLACE WEST
PARK PLACE WEST CONDOMINIUM
PENDLETON VILLAGE
PENDLETON VILLAGE CONDO
PINEBROOK # 03
Pinebrook Sub
PINEBROOK SUB 6
PLUM CREEK
PLUMBROOK VILLAGE
REFLECTIONS AT VINEYARDS
REGENCY SQUARE SUB
River Woods Condo
RIVERSIDE FARMS
RIVIERA VILLA # 01
S-P # 03 STERLING HEIGHTS
S-P EYSTERS MOUND RD FMS # 06
S-P RIVERSIDE FARMS
SEVILLE GARDENS
SHELL HEIGHTS
SOMERSET SQUARE
SOUTH HAMPTON # 02
STARRYTON SUBDIVISION
STERLING COMMONS
STERLING COUNTRY ESTATES # 02
STERLING HEIGHTS SUB
STERLING HUNT CLUB
STERLING HUNT CLUB CONDO
STERLING KNOLLS
STERLING MANOR
STERLING MORAVIAN
STERLING WOODS
STERLING WOODS CONDO #668
STONEGATE MANOR
STRATFORD VILLAGE TOWNES AND MANORS #670
SUNCREST
SURREY ESTATES
SURREY ESTATES # 02
SURREY ESTATES SUB
SUSSEX MANOR
TAKOMA PARK
TARRYTON
TARRYTON # 01
THE RESERVE
UNIVERSITY ESTATES SUB
UTICA GARDENS
WALDEN ESTATES
Wanda Park
WINTHROP # 01
WINTHROP # 02