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Sterling Heights - Town vs. County Stats

Sterling Heights - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Sterling Heights: $232,500 / County Avg $260,600


Avg Taxes in Sterling Heights: $2,700 / County Avg $2,800


Avg Sq. Ft. in Sterling Heights: 1,665 / County Avg 1,813


Avg Price per/ft2 in Sterling Heights: $140 / County Avg $144


Avg Walkscore in Sterling Heights: 32 / County Avg 32


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


Avg Days on Website in Sterling Heights: 70 / County Avg 88


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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
Sterling Heights
Neighborhoods in Sterling Heights MI
Abbington Sub #1
Aberdeen Gardens Condo
Amber Pointe
Americana # 02
Americana #02
Andover Heights
Arbor Crest Subdivision
Arlingdale Heights
Arlingdale Hgts
Avalon Meadows Condo #923
Avalon Wood #631
Bartola Farms
Belmont Estates
Beth Ann Miller Sub
Biltmore Park # 02
Bristol Heights
Bristol Heights # 04
Bristol Hghts # 02
Bristol Hghts # 04
Candlewood Village
Candlewood Village # 02
Carpathia North
Carpathia North Subdivison
Carriage Park At Lakeside
Cherry Hill Farms
Chestnut Hills # 01
Coachwood Sqaure Sub
College Prk # 02
Country Club Estates
Cranbrook Center Condo
Creek Run Estates Condo
Dresden Village
Dresden Village # 01
Dresden Village # 04
Dresden Village Sub
Essex Gardens
Evergreen Pointe Condo
Executive Heights Sub
Fairfield Village # 01
Fairway Green
Forest Brook Sub #1
Forest View Sub No 5
Forest View Sub No 6
Forrest Brook # 01
Foster Maas Ranch
Golfpointe Village At Plumbrook
Greensborough Village
Grenal # 01
Grenal Sub
Gulason Estates
Hannebauer Parc of Sterling Heights
Harvey Sub
Hatherly Place West
Hatherly Sub
HeinS Gardens
HeinS Gardens # 02
Heins Gardens Sub
Heritage Square Site Condo
Hickory Heights Sub
Hidden Meadow Sub
Lakepointe Condos At Lakeside
Lengthy Legal - CLB
Lisa Marie Gardens
London Heights
London Heights Sub
Maple Woods
Marsh Creek Condo
Mary Alice Gardens
Meadowview Village Condos
Miracle Homes
Miracle Homes Sub
Moravian Manor Condo
Moravian Village
Mound Gardens # 01
New Bradford Manor Sub
Nottingham Cove
Nottingham Cove Condo
Nottingham Cove Condo #790
Palmer Woods North Condo
Park Place Condo
Parkside Pointe Condo
Pendleton Village Condo
Pinebrook # 04
Pinebrook # 06
Pinebrook North # 01
Pinebrook Sub
Plum Creek
Plumbrook Farms # 01
Plumbrook Village
Plumbrook Village # 04
Regency Square
Ridgecroft North
Ridgecroft South
River Park Estates
Riviera Villa Sub
Rosendale # 01
Rosendale #01
S-P Carpathia City Park
S-P EysterS Mound Rd Fms # 03
S-P EysterS Mound Rd Fms # 06
S-P Eysters Mound Road Farms
S-P Mound Gardens
S-P Riverside Farms
Seville Gardens
Seville Terrace
Seville Terrace Condo
Shell Heights Sub
Somerset Meadows
Somerset Square
South Hampton # 02
Stephens Clairview Ranch Hom
Sterling Commons
Sterling Country Estates
Sterling Country Estates # 01
Sterling Country Estates # 02
Sterling Creek Condo #929
Sterling Knolls
Sterling Manor
Sterling Pointe
Sterling Square # 02
Sterling Woods
Sterling Woods Condo #668
Sterling Woods Condominium
Stonegate Condo #713
Stratford Village North Condo
Stratford Village North Condo #754
Stratford Village Regents #690
Stratford Village Townes And Manors #670
Takoma Park
Tarryton # 02
Terra Santa Village # 02
Terra Santa Village # 03
The Parc At Vineyards
The Ravines
The Reserve
The Woods Of North Sterling Condo #982
University Estates
University Estates # 01
University Estates # 04
University Estates Sub
Venetian Estates
Ventnor Manor
Ventnor Manor # 02
Villa Fontana Sub
Villa Nova # 02
Villa Versailles
Vineyards # 05
Wanda Park Sub
Warwick Pointe Subdivision
Washington Square Sub
Westhampton Subdivision
Winthrop # 01
Winthrop # 02