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Sterling Heights - Town vs. County Stats

Sterling Heights - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Sterling Heights: $195,100 / County Avg $242,400

40%

Avg Taxes in Sterling Heights: $2,500 / County Avg $2,700

47%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Sterling Heights: 1,658 / County Avg 1,804

46%

Avg Price per/ft2 in Sterling Heights: $118 / County Avg $134

88%

Avg Walkscore in Sterling Heights: 33 / County Avg 33

50%

Avg Year Built in Sterling Heights: 1983 / County Avg 1977

50%

Avg Days on Website in Sterling Heights: 59 / County Avg 77

38%

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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 CONDO
AJANTA SUB
ANDOVER HEIGHTS
ANNA LISA
ARLINGDALE HEIGHTS
BELMONT ESTATES
BELMONT ESTATES SUB
BILTMORE PARK # 02
BILTMORE PARK #01
BRISTOL HEIGHTS #4
BRISTOL HGHTS # 01
BRISTOL HGHTS # 04
BROOKLINE
BROOKSIDE
Brookside Sub
CARPATHIA GARDENS
CARPATHIA NORTH
CARPATHIA PARK
CARRIAGE PARK AT LAKESIDE
CARRIER REAL CO CEN LANE ROAD
CHERRY HILL FARMS
Chestnut Hills # 01
COACHWOOD SQUARE
Country Club Estates
COVINGTON OF STERLING
CREEK RUN ESTATES
DE CLERCK SUB 2
Dor-Sal Estates
DRESDEN VILLAGE
DRESDEN VILLAGE # 01
DRESDEN VILLAGE # 04
EAST HAMPTON
EAST HAMPTON # 03
ELMHURST SITE CONDO #897
ESSEX GARDENS
ESSEX NORTH
ESSEX NORTH SUB
EVERGREEN POINTE
EVERGREEN POINTE CONDO #1001
EXECUTIVE HEIGHTS
FAIRFIELD VILLAGE # 01
FAIRVIEW
FOREST VIEW SUB
FOREST VIEW SUB 4
FOREST VIEW SUB NO 5
FOREST VIEW SUB NO 6
FOSTER MAAS RANCH
FOSTER MAAS RANCH # 01
FOX POINTE COMMONS
FRANCESCA
GLENMERE ACRES
GLENMERE ESTATES CONDO
GOLFPOINTE VILLAGE AT PLUMBROOK
GREENVIEW
Greenview Sub
GRENAL #01
GRENAL SUB
HANNEBAUER PARC OF STERLING HEIGHTS
Hatherly
HATHERLY VILLAGE
HATHERLY VILLAGE # 01
HEINS GARDENS # 02
HEMSLEY PLACE SUB
HIDDEN MEADOW
HORIZON # 02
HORN SUB
KENNOWAY MEADOWS # 01
KINEL SUB LOT 3
KINGSLEY
KINGSLEY # 02
LAKESHORE
LAKESIDE SOUTH
LAKESIDE WOODS
LEXINGTON MEADOWS
LINCOLN PARK
LISA MARIE GARDENS
London Heights Sub 2
MAPLE LANE GARDENS CONDO
Maywood Park # 03
MEADOWVIEW VILLAGE CONDO
MESSMORE # 01
Messmore #01
MID HAMPTON # 02
MIRACLE HOMES
MOCERI SPIZIZEN ESTATES
MORAVIAN VILLAGE
MORAVIAN VILLAGE SUBDIVISION
NEW BRADFORD MANOR
North Pointe Condo
NOTTINGHAM COVE
NOTTINGHAM COVE CONDO #790
ORCHARD SQUARE ESTATES
PARK PLACE CONDO
PENDLETON VILLAGE
PENDLETON VILLAGE CONDO
PENDLETON VILLAGE CONDOS
PINEBROOK
PINEBROOK # 05
Pinebrook No 5
PINEBROOK NORTH SUB
PLUM CREEK
PLUMBROOK FARMS # 02
PLUMBROOK VILLAGE # 03
PLUMBROOK VILLAGE CONDO
PLUMTREE VILLAGE SUB NO 2
REFLECTIONS AT VINEYARDS
River Woods
RIVERVIEW ESTATES
ROBINHOOD ESTATES
ROSENDALE # 01
S-P # 07 STERLING HEIGHTS
S-P CARPATHIA CITY PARK
S-P CLINTON VALLEY SUB
S-P EYSTERS MOUND RD FMS # 02
S-P EYSTERS MOUND RD FMS # 06
S-P EYSTERS MOUND ROAD
S-P EYSTERS MOUND ROAD FARMS #03
S-P HEATHERLAND
S-P MOUND GARDENS
S-P RIVERSIDE FARMS
SADDLEBROOK #725
SEVILLE GARDENS
SEVILLE TERRACE
SEVILLE TERRACE CONDO
Shell Heights Sub
SILVER
SILVER MAPLE
SOMERSET MEADOWS
SOMERSET SQUARE
SOUTH HAMPTON # 02
STERLING COMMONS
STERLING COUNTRY ESTATES # 02
STERLING CREEK CONDO #929
STERLING HEIGHTS
STERLING KNOLLS
STERLING MANOR
STERLING MORAVIAN
STERLING OAKS CONDO
STERLING PARK
STERLING SQUARE
Sterling Woods Condo
STERLING WOODS CONDO #668
STRATFORD VILLAGE NORTH CONDO #754
STRATFORD VILLAGE TERRACES #674
SUNCREST
SUNCREST # 02
SUNCREST SUBN
SURREY ESTATES
TAKOMA PARK
TARRYTON # 01
TARRYTON # 02
TERRA SANTA VILLAGE # 02
TESSMERS
THE ARBORS
THE PRESERVES
THE PRESERVES CONDO #783
THE TOWNS AT ORCHARD SQUARE
THE TOWNS AT ORCHARD SQUARE #696
THE WOODS OF NORTH STERLING CONDO #982
TOUSSAINT FARMS CONDO #1066
TOUSSAINT MEADOWS MCCP NO 1067
UNIVERSITY ESTATES # 01
UNIVERSITY ESTATES # 02
VENTNOR MANOR # 03
VICTORY GARDENS
VILLA VERSAILLES
VILLAGER
VINEYARD # 03
WALDEN ESTATES CONDO #919
WESTBROOKE SITE CONDO
WESTBROOKE SUB
WESTCHESTER
WESTHAMPTON
WHITEHOUSE
WILSHIRE
Winthrop Sub
YURGIL-STONE