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Sterling Heights - Town vs. County Stats

Sterling Heights - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Sterling Heights: $247,500 / County Avg $293,700

42%

Avg Taxes in Sterling Heights: $2,800 / County Avg $2,900

49%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Sterling Heights: 1,810 / County Avg 1,987

46%

Avg Price per/ft2 in Sterling Heights: $137 / County Avg $148

93%

Avg Walkscore in Sterling Heights: 30 / County Avg 31

49%

Avg Year Built in Sterling Heights: 1984 / County Avg 1979

50%

Avg Days on Website in Sterling Heights: 44 / County Avg 68

32%

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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
Macomb Twp
Sterling Heights
Neighborhoods in Sterling Heights MI
ABBINGTON #02
ABERDEEN GARDENS CONDO
ABERDEEN PINES CONDO
AJANTA SUB
ARBOR CREST SUBDIVISION
ARBORS NORTH CONDO
Arlingdale Heights Sub
ARLINGDALE HGTS
Avalon wood #631
BEAVER CREEK
BELLA SERA CONDO
BELMONT ESTATES
BILTMORE PARK #01
BILTMORE SUB #2
BRISTOL HEIGHTS # 01
BRISTOL HGHTS # 02
BROOKWOOD ESTATES CONDOS MCCP NO 1094
CANDLEWOOD VILLAGE # 02
CARPATHIA PARK
CARRIAGE PARK AT LAKESIDE
CHERRY HILL FARMS
COACHWOOD SQUARE
COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES
COVENTRY SQUARE
CREEK RUN ESTATES
DERBY VILLAGE
DRESDEN VILLAGE SUB
EAST HAMPTON
EAST HAMPTON # 03
EASTMOUNT SUB 2
EDGESTONE ESTATES SUB
ELMHURST
ELMHURST SITE CONDO #897
ESSEX GARDENS
ESSEX GARDENS #2
ESSEX NORTH
EXECUTIVE HEIGHTS SUB
FAIRFIELD VILLAGE # 01
FOREST VIEW SUB
Forest View Sub 4
FOREST VIEW SUB NO 1
FOREST VIEW SUB NO 4
FOREST VIEW SUB NO 6
FOSTER MAAS RANCH # 01
FOX HILL CONDO
GATEWAY OAKS CONDO #760
GLENMERE ACRES
GOLFPOINTE VILLAGE AT PLUMBROOK
HANNEBAUER PARC OF STERLING HEIGHTS
HATHERLY PLACE WEST SUB
HAVEN HEIGHTS
HERITAGE SQUARE SITE CONDO
HICKORY HEIGHTS SUB
HORN SUB
IRENE
LAKESIDE SOUTH SUB
LENGTHY LEGAL - CLB
LISA MARIE GARDENS
LONDON HEIGHTS
MAPLE LANE GARDENS
MAPLE LANE GARDENS CONDO
Maple Woods Lot 1
Maple Woods Lot 11
Maple Woods Lot 12
Maple Woods Lot 13
Maple Woods Lot 14
Maple Woods Lot 2
Maple Woods Lot 3
Maple Woods Lot 4
MAPLEWOOD ESTATES MCCP NO. 1112
MAYWOOD PARK #3
MAYWOOD PARK SUB
MESSMORE # 01
METES & BOUNDS
MID HAMPTON # 02
MIRACLE HOMES
MOCERI SPIZIZEN ESTATES # 02
MONTEGO MAY
Monticello Estates # 3
MONTICELLO ESTATES #3
MORAVIAN MANOR CONDO
MORAVIAN POINTE
MORAVIAN POINTE SUB
MORAVIAN VILLAGE
NORTH POINTE CONDO
PALMER WOODS NORTH CONDO
PINEBROOK # 05
PINEBROOK # 06
PINEBROOK SUB
PINEBROOK SUB #6
PINEWOOD COURT CONDO
PLUM CREEK
PLUM CREEK CONDOMINIUMS
PLUMBROOK VILLAGE CONDO
POKLEY SUB
PRINCETON ESTATES # 02
RIDGECROFT NORTH
RIVER WOODS CONDO
ROSENDALE #01
RYAN WOODS CONDOMINIUM MCCP NO. 1108
S-P CARPATHIA CITY PARK
S-P CLINTON VALLEY SUB
S-P EYSTERS MOUND RD FMS # 06
S-P EYSTERS MOUND ROAD
S-P HEATHERLAND
S-P MOUND GARDENS
SEVILLE GARDENS
SEVILLE TERRACE CONDO
SOMERSET MEADOWS
SOMERSET SQUARE
SOUTH HAMPTON
SPICEMILL # 03
STEPHENS CLAIRVIEW RANCH HOM
STERING COUNTRY ESTATES
STERLING COUNTRY ESTATES # 01
STERLING COUNTRY ESTATES # 02
STERLING CREEK CONDO
STERLING CREEK CONDO #929
STERLING HEIGHTS
STERLING HEIGHTS # 02
STERLING HUNT CLUB CONDO
STERLING KNOLLS
Sterling Oaks Condo
STERLING POINTE II CONDO
STERLING WOODS CONDO #668
STERLING WOODS CONDOS
STRATFORD VILLAGE NORTH CONDO #754
SUNCREST # 02
TAKOMA PARK
Tarryton
TARRYTON # 01
TARRYTON # 02
TERRA SANTA VILLAGE # 03
The Pines Of Moravian
THE PRESERVES CONDO #783
TOUSSAINT FARMS CONDO
TOUSSAINT FARMS CONDO #1067
TOUSSAINT MEADOWS
TOUSSAINT MEADOWS MCCP NO 1067
UTICA GARDENS
Ventnor Manor # 01
VENTNOR MANOR # 02
VENTNOR MANOR # 03
VICTORY GARDENS
VILLA FONTANA SUB #2
VILLA NOVA # 01
VILLA VERSAILLES
VINEYARD # 03
VINEYARDS SUB
VINTNERS PLACE
WALDEN ESTATES CONDO #919
WESTCHESTER
WESTHAMPTON
WILLOW WOODS
Willow Woods Sub
WOODLAND ESTATES