Southfield Real Estate

Southfield is a city in Oakland County of the US state of Michigan. It is a northern suburb of Detroit, MI. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 71,739. A part of Metro Detroit's upscale office market, the city's marquee is a cluster of five golden skyscrapers – known as the "Golden Triangle" – that form the contemporary 2,200,000 square feet (204,400 m2) Southfield Town Center office complex with a Westin Hotel and a conference center. In addition, a 33-story luxury residential high-rise is separate from the complex. To the west, near the confluence of I-696/Reuther Freeway and M-10/Lodge Freeway, is the American Center.

Southfield was surveyed in 1817 according to the plan by Michigan territorial governor Lewis Cass. The first settlers came from nearby Birmingham and Royal Oak, Michigan, as well as the states of New York and Vermont. The area that would become Southfield was settled by John Daniels in 1823. Among the founders were the Heth, Stephens, Harmon, McClelland and Thompson families. Town 1 north, 10 east was first organized as Ossewa Township on July 12, 1830, but the name was changed just seventeen days later to Southfield Township. The township took its name from its location in the "south fields" of Bloomfield Township. A post office was established in 1833 and the first town hall built in 1873. The Southfield Fire Department was formed on April 6, 1942, and the Southfield Police Department in 1953.

Southfield Town Center
In the 1950s, cities and villages began to incorporate within the township, including Lathrup Village in 1950, and Beverly Hills in 1957. Most of what was left of the township was formally incorporated as a city on April 28, 1958 to protect it from annexation attempts by the city of Detroit, whose expanding African American community was perceived as a threat by whites who fled to overwhelmingly white suburbs like Southfield as a part of segregationist white flight.

The current city hall was built in 1964 as part of the new Civic Center complex, which also became home to Southfield's police headquarters. The Civic Center was expanded in 1971 to include a sports arena with swimming pool. Evergreen Hills Golf Course was added in 1972, and in 1978, a new public safety building, the Southfield Pavilion and a new court building were added. In 2003, an expanded and redesigned Southfield Public Library opened to the public on the Civic Center grounds, featuring state-of-the-art facilities. Outside the Civic Center complex, Southfield also has municipal parks and recreation facilities, which were largely developed in the 1970s, including Beech Woods Recreation Center and John Grace Community Center. Duns Scotus College is now the home of Word of Faith Christian Center.

Southfield - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Southfield: $200,400 / County Avg $583,900


Avg Taxes in Southfield: $3,000 / County Avg $6,000


Avg Sq. Ft. in Southfield: 1,511 / County Avg 2,251


Avg Price per/sqft in Southfield:$133 / County Avg $259


Avg Walkscore in Southfield: 36 / County Avg 33


Avg Year Built in Southfield: 1966 / County Avg 1976


Avg Days on Website in Southfield: 73 / County Avg 81


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Balmoral Club Condo Occpn 290
Bell Acre Estates Sub
Bonnie Acres Sub No 1
Cambridge Village
Canterbury Gardens
Chelsea Crossing Of Southfield Condo Occpn 1085
Christopher Woods Condo Occpn 1740
Country Knoll Condo Occpn 360
Cranbrook Place Occpn 193
Cranbrook Village Sub No 3
Cranbrook Village Sub No1
Evergreen Glen Sub No 3
Evergreen Park
Fanzini Orchard Sub
Five Thousand At Town Center Occpn 323
Forest View Sub
Frederick B GrayS Southfield Woods Sub
Grand River Crest Sub No 1
Grand River Oaks
Grand River Oaks Sub
Greenbrooke Parkhomes Occpn 58
HadleyS Country Estates Sub
Holcomb BrotherS Sub
KlineS Little Farms
Le Chateau Occpn 246
Meadowvale Sub
Mt Vernon Village Condo Occpn 1058
North Park Place Occpn 304
Northampton Sub
Oakland Meadows
Pacific Grove Sub
Park Place At Town Center Condo
Plum Hollow Estates 1
Plum Hollow Estates No 1
River Crossing Occpn 950
San Marino Villas No 1
Southfield Edgewood Hills
Southfield Highlands No 1
Southfield Manor Sub
Southfield Park
Stonebrooke Of Southfield Occpn 1281
SuprvrS Baseline Estates
SuprvrS Plat No 24 - Southfield
SuprvrS Plat Of Branch Brook Estates
SuprvrS Plat Of Evergreen Estates
SuprvrS Plat Of Farmsteads
SuprvrS Plat Riverdale Acres Sub No 1
SuprvrS Replat Of Golfview Acres Sub
TapertS Baseline-Evergreen Sub
TapertS Baseline-Evergreen Sub No 1
The Ravines
Twelve Pines Occpn 282
Twyckingham Valley No 2
Village Crest Condo
Wedgewood Townhouses Condo
Westhampton Sub
Wildbrook Condo Apts & Twnhs Occpn 53
Woodlands Park Sub