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: $330,900 / County Avg $356,100


Avg Taxes in Sterling Heights: $3,700 / County Avg $3,400


Avg Sq. Ft. in Sterling Heights: 1,761 / County Avg 1,852


Avg Price per/sqft in Sterling Heights:$188 / County Avg $192


Avg Walkscore in Sterling Heights: 35 / County Avg 34


Avg Year Built in Sterling Heights: 1984 / County Avg 1977


Avg Days on Website in Sterling Heights: 43 / County Avg 57


Sterling Heights Real Estate Market Health

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Areas in Sterling Heights MI
Macomb Twp
Sterling Heights
Neighborhoods in Sterling Heights MI
Aberdeen Gardens
Aberdeen Gardens Condo
Andover Heights
Avalon Meadows Condo #923
Belmont Estates
Belmont Estates Sub
Biltmore Park # 01
Bristol Hghts # 01
Brookview Sub
Buckingham Estates Sub
Carpathia Park
Cherry Hill Farms
Clinton Valley Subdivision
Coachwood Square
College Prk
Creek Run Estates
Derby Village
Dresden Village # 02
East Oak Pointe
Elmhurst Site Condominium
Essex Gardens #2
Essex North
Executive Heights
Executive Heights Sub
Fairview Sub
Falcon Estates Condo #1035
Golfpointe Village At Plumbrook
Grenal # 01
Grenal # 02
Haven Heights
HeinS Gardens
Hickory Heights Sub
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Leonardo Estates
Lexington Meadows Sub
London Heights
London Heights # 02
Malow Manor
Maple Woods Of Sterling Heights Condo Mccp No 1154
Margarets Manor
Maywood Park Sub
Meadowview Village Condo
Mid Hampton
Miracle Homes
Moceri Spizizen Estates
Montego Bay
Mulberry Estates Sub
Parkway Estates
Pinebrook # 03
Pinebrook Sub
Pinebrook Sub 3
Plumbrook Estates # 01
Plumbrook Village Condo
Red Run
Ridgecroft S.
Rivendell Estates
Rivera Villa Sub No. 1 Lot 7
S-P # 03 Sterling Heights
S-P Carpathia City Park
S-P Curtis Acres
S-P EysterS Mound Rd Fms # 02
S-P EysterS Mound Rd Fms # 06
S-P Eysters Mound Road Farms # 06
S-P Jackson Chicken Farms
S-P Mound Gardens
S-P Riverside Farms
Seville Gardens
Seville Gardens Sub
Seville Terrace Condo
Shirley Ann
Somerset Square
South Hampton # 02
South Hampton #03
South Hampton Sub
Stadler Estates # 01
Stephens Clairview Ranch Hom
Sterling Commons
Sterling Country Estates # 01
Sterling Country Estates # 02
Sterling Country Estates # 03
Sterling Creek Condo #929
Sterling Heights
Sterling Knolls
Sterling Manor Sub
Sterling Moravian Sub
Sterling Oaks Condominium
Stonegate Condo #713
Stonegate Manor
Stratford Village
Stratford Village North Condo #754
Tarryton # 01
Tarryton # 02
Terra Santa Village # 01
The Parc At Vineyards
The Reserve
Toussaint Meadows Mccp No 1067
University Estates # 02
University Estates No. 3
Vineyards # 07
Vineyards Sub
Wanda Park Sub
Westhampton # 02
Winthrop # 01
Winthrop # 02