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Sterling Heights - Town vs. County Stats

Sterling Heights - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Sterling Heights: $225,800 / County Avg $281,000

40%

Avg Taxes in Sterling Heights: $2,900 / County Avg $3,500

41%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Sterling Heights: 1,702 / County Avg 1,939

44%

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

92%

Avg Walkscore in Sterling Heights: 31 / County Avg 32

49%

Avg Year Built in Sterling Heights: 1983 / County Avg 1979

50%

Avg Days on Website in Sterling Heights: 50 / County Avg 81

31%

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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
ABERDEEN GARDENS
ABERDEEN GARDENS CONDO
ABERDEEN PINES CONDO
AJANTA SUB
ANDOVER HEIGHTS
ANNA LISA
AVALON WOOD #631
BAINBRIDGE
BEAVER CREEK
BELMONT ESTATES SUB
BILTMORE PARK #03
BIRCH HILL ESTATES SUB
BRISTOL HGHTS # 01
Brookside
Brookside Sub
BROOKWOOD ESTATES CONDOS MCCP NO 1094
Carpathia Gardens
CARPATHIA PARK
CHERRY HILL FARMS
CHESTNUT HILLS # 01
COACHWOOD SQUARE
COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES
COVENTRY SQUARE
Cranbrook Center Condo
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
Fairfield Village # 01
FOREST VIEW SUB NO 6
FOSTER MAAS RANCH # 01
FRANCESCA
Gateway Oaks
GATEWAY OAKS CONDO #760
GLENMERE ACRES
GOLFPOINTE VILLAGE AT PLUMBROOK
GREENVIEW
HANNEBAUER PARC OF STERLING HEIGHTS
HAVEN HEIGHTS
HICKORY HEIGHTS SUB
HIGHLAND COVES COND
HIGHLAND COVES CONDO
HORIZON # 01
HORN
KINGSLEY # 02
LAKESHORE
LAKESIDE SOUTH
LAKESIDE SOUTH SUB
LAKESIDE VILLAGE OF STERLING
LAKESIDE WEST
LISA MARIE GARDENS
LONDON HEIGHTS
MAPLE LANE GARDENS
MAYWOOD EAST
MAYWOOD PARK
MAYWOOD PARK SUB
meadowview
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
north pointe condo
NOTTINGHAM COVE
NOTTINGHAM COVE CONDO #790
PALMER WOODS NORTH CONDO
PENDLETON VILLAGE CONDO
PENDLETON VILLAGE CONDOS
PINEBROOK # 05
PINEBROOK # 06
PINEBROOK NORTH SUB
PLUM CREEK
Plumbrook Farms # 01
PLUMBROOK FARMS # 02
PLUMBROOK VILLAGE # 01
PLUMBROOK VILLAGE # 02
PLUMBROOK VILLAGE CONDO
POKLEY SUB
REFLECTIONS AT VINEYARDS
River Woods
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 KIDD HOMESTEAD
S-P RIVERSIDE FARMS # 01
SEVILLE GARDENS
SEVILLE GARDENS SUBDIVISION
SEVILLE TERRACE CONDO
SHELL HEIGHTS
SHELL HEIGHTS SUB
SOMERSET MEADOWS
SOMERSET SQUARE
SOUTH HAMPTON # 02
SPICEMILL # 03
SPRINGBROOK ESTATES
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
TARRYTON # 01
TERRA SANTA VILLAGE # 02
TESSMERS
The Preserves Condo #783
UNIVERSITY ESTATES # 01
UNIVERSITY ESTATES SUB
Ventnor Manor
VENTNOR MANOR # 02
VICTORY GARDENS
VINEYARD # 01
WANDA PARK SUB
WARWICK POINTE SUB
Washington Square
Westbrooke Sub
WESTHAMPTON