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: $323,300 / County Avg $335,400


Avg Taxes in Sterling Heights: $3,500 / County Avg $3,400


Avg Sq. Ft. in Sterling Heights: 1,758 / County Avg 1,806


Avg Price per/sqft in Sterling Heights:$184 / County Avg $186


Avg Walkscore in Sterling Heights: 35 / County Avg 35


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


Avg Days on Website in Sterling Heights: 58 / County Avg 65


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Areas in Sterling Heights MI
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Americana # 01
Andover Heights
Anna Lisa
Arlingdale Hgts
Avalon Meadows Condo #923
Beaver Creek
Biltmore Park # 01
Bristol Heights Sub 4
Bristol Hghts # 01
Brookview Sub North
Camelot Estates
Candlewood Village # 02
Candlewood Village Sub 2
Clinton River Meadows
Coachwood Square # 03
Coventry Square
Coventry Square # 02
Coventry Square # 03
Covington Of Sterling
Devonshire Square Condo
Dresden Subdivision
Dresden Village Sub
Dresden Village Subdivision
East Hampton # 03
East Oak Pointe
Essex Gardens
Executive Heights Sub
Eysters Mound Rd Farms
Fairfield Village # 01
Fairway Green
Falcon Estates Condo #1035
Foster Maas Ranch
Gateway Oaks Condo #760
Glenmere Acres Sub
Golfview Estates
Hatherly Village # 01
Hatherly Villiage
HeinS Gardens
HeinS Gardens # 02
Hickory Heights Sub
Hidden Estates Of Sterling Heights Condo Mccp No 1
Horizon # 01
Horizon # 02
Kingsley # 02
Lakepointe Condominiums at Lakeside
Lakeside Woods
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Leonardo Estates
Lincoln Manor Sub
Linda Lane
London Heights Sub 2
Maple Woods Of Sterling Heights Condo Mccp No 1154
Maywood East Sub
Maywood Park Sub
Meadowview Village Condo
Mid Hampton # 02
Miracle Homes
Miracle Homes Sub
Moceri Spizizen Estates
Montego Bay
Monticello Estates #3
Moravian Manor Condo
Mound Gardens # 01
Mound Road Farms
New Bradford Manor # 02
New Bradford Manor Sub
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Parkway Estates
Pinebrook # 03
Pinebrook Sub
Pinebrook Sub 5
Plum Creek
Plumbrook Farms
Plumbrook Village # 01
Plumbrook Village # 02
Plumbrook Village # 03
Plumcreek Estates Condo #785
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Princeton Estates
Ridgecroft North
Ridgecroft North Sub
Rivendell Estates
Rivera Villa Sub No. 1 Lot 7
Riverbend Sub
Riviera Villa Sub
Robert C Kidd
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S-P Heatherland
S-P Jackson Chicken Farms
S-P Mound Gardens
S-P Riverside Farms
S-P Riverside Farms # 01
Seville Gardens
Shell Heights Sub
Somerset Square
South Hampton # 02
Spicemill # 03
Stadler Estates # 01
Stephens Clairview Ranch Hom
Sterling Country Estates # 01
Sterling Country Estates # 02
Sterling Creek Condo #929
Sterling Hunt Club
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Sterling Moravian Sub
Sterling Park
Sterling Pointe
Sterling Woods Condo #668
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Surrey Estates
Tarryton # 01
Tarryton # 02
Tarryton Subdivision
Terra Santa Village # 03
The Parc At Vineyards
Troy Meadows #632
Utica Gardens
Ventnor Manor # 03
Villa Fontana Sub #2
Villa Nova # 01
Villager Sub 2
Wanda Park
Wanda Park Sub
Westchester Subdivision
Winthrop # 01