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Sterling Heights - Town vs. County Stats

Sterling Heights - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Sterling Heights: $230,400 / County Avg $280,700

41%

Avg Taxes in Sterling Heights: $2,800 / County Avg $3,500

40%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Sterling Heights: 1,737 / County Avg 1,930

45%

Avg Price per/ft2 in Sterling Heights: $133 / County Avg $145

91%

Avg Walkscore in Sterling Heights: 30 / County Avg 32

48%

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

50%

Avg Days on Website in Sterling Heights: 51 / County Avg 77

33%

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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
ABERDEEN GARDENS
ABERDEEN PINES CONDO
AJANTA SUB
ANDOVER HEIGHTS
ANNA LISA
Arlingdale Heights Sub
ARLINGDALE HGTS
AVALON WOOD #631
BAINBRIDGE
BEAVER CREEK
BELMONT ESTATES SUB
BILTMORE PARK # 02
BIRCH HILL ESTATES SUB
BRISTOL HGHTS # 01
BROOKWOOD ESTATES CONDOS MCCP NO 1094
BUCKINGHAM ESTATES # 02
Carpathia Gardens
CARPATHIA PARK
CHERRY HILL FARMS
CHESTNUT HILLS # 01
CLINTON RIVER MEADOWS
COACHWOOD SQUARE
COACHWOOD SQUARE # 03
COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES
CREEK RUN ESTATES
DANBURY
DRESDEN VILLAGE
DRESDEN VILLAGE # 01
DRESDEN VILLAGE SUB
EAST HAMPTON
EAST HAMPTON # 03
ELMHURST SITE CONDO #897
ESSEX GARDENS
ESSEX NORTH SUB
EXECUTIVE HEIGHTS
EXECUTIVE HEIGHTS SUBN LOT 229
FAIRFIELD VILLAGE # 01
FAIRWAY GREEN CONDO
FOREST VIEW SUB NO 6
FOSTER MAAS RANCH # 01
FRANCESCA
Gateway Oaks
GATEWAY OAKS CONDO #760
GLENMERE ACRES
GOLFPOINTE VILLAGE AT PLUMBROOK
GOLFVIEW ESTATES
GREENVIEW
GRENAL SUB
HANNEBAUER PARC OF STERLING HEIGHTS
HAVEN HEIGHTS
HICKORY HEIGHTS SUB
HIGHLAND COVES COND
HIGHLAND COVES CONDO
HORN
KINGSLEY # 02
LAKESHORE
LAKESIDE SOUTH
LAKESIDE SOUTH SUB
LAKESIDE VILLAGE OF STERLING
LAKESIDE WEST
LISA MARIE GARDENS
MAPLE LANE GARDENS
Maple Woods Lot 11
Maple Woods Lot 12
Maple Woods Lot 13
Maple Woods Lot 14
MAYWOOD PARK
MAYWOOD PARK SUB
MEADOWVIEW SUBDIVISION
MEADOWVIEW VILLAGE CONDO
MESSMORE # 01
Messmore #01
MID HAMPTON # 02
MIRACLE HOMES
MOCERI SPIZIZEN ESTATES
Monticello Estates # 3
MONTICELLO ESTATES #3
MORAVIAN MANOR CONDO
MORAVIAN VILLAGE
MORAVIAN VILLAGE SUB
NEW BRADFORD MANOR SUB
north pointe condo
NOTTINGHAM COVE
NOTTINGHAM COVE CONDO #790
PALMER WOODS NORTH CONDO
PENDLETON VILLAGE CONDO
PINEBROOK # 05
PINEBROOK # 06
PINEBROOK NORTH SUB
PLUM CREEK
PLUMBROOK VILLAGE CONDO
POKLEY SUB
REFLECTIONS AT VINEYARDS
River Woods
RIVIERA VILLA # 02
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 KIDD HOMESTEAD
S-P RIVERSIDE FARMS # 01
SEVILLE GARDENS
SEVILLE GARDENS SUBDIVISION
SEVILLE TERRACE
SHELL HEIGHTS
SHELL HEIGHTS SUB
SOMERSET MEADOWS
SOMERSET SQUARE
SPICEMILL # 03
SPRINGBROOK ESTATES
STEPHENS CLAIRVIEW RANCH HOM
STERLING COMMONS
STERLING COUNTRY ESTATES # 02
STERLING CREEK CONDO #929
STERLING HEIGHTS
STERLING KNOLLS
STERLING MANOR
STERLING MORAVIAN
STERLING SUB
STERLING WOODS CONDO #668
STRATFORD VILLAGE NORTH CONDO #754
STRATFORD VILLAGE TERRACES #674
SUNCREST # 02
TAKOMA PARK
TARRYTON
TERRA SANTA VILLAGE # 02
TESSMERS
UNIVERSITY ESTATES # 01
UNIVERSITY ESTATES SUB
VENTNOR MANOR # 02
VINEYARD # 01
WALDEN ESTATES CONDO #919
WANDA PARK SUB
WARWICK POINTE SUB
Washington Square
Westbrooke Sub
WESTHAMPTON