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Sterling Heights - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Sterling Heights: $264,400 / County Avg $320,700


Avg Taxes in Sterling Heights: $2,800 / County Avg $3,400


Avg Sq. Ft. in Sterling Heights: 1,748 / County Avg 2,017


Avg Price per/ft2 in Sterling Heights: $151 / County Avg $159


Avg Walkscore in Sterling Heights: 33 / County Avg 32


Avg Year Built in Sterling Heights: 1983 / County Avg 1980


Avg Days on Website in Sterling Heights: 55 / County Avg 82


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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
Abbington # 02
Abbington Sub
Abbington Sub 2
Abbington Woods Sub
Aberdeen Gardens Condo
Ajanta Sub
Andover Heights
Anna Lisa
Anna Lisa Sub
Arlingdale Hgts
Beaver Brooke Estates
Bristol Hghts # 01
Carriage Park At Lakeside
Clinton River Meadows
College Prk
Country Club Estates
Creek Run Estates
Dana Acres Sub
Devonshire Square Condo
Dresden Village
Dresden Village # 03
Dresden Village Sub
East Hampton # 02
Essex Gardens
Executive Heights Sub
Forest View Sub 2
Forest View Sub No 4
Glenmere Estates
Glenmere Estates Condo
Gulason Estates
Hatherly Village # 01
Heritage Court
Hickory Heights Sub
Horizon # 01
Horizon Sub No. 2 Lot 192
Lakeside South
Lengthy Legal - CLB
Lexington Meadows
Lisa Marie Gardens
Lisa Marie Gardens Site Condo No 1139
Maple Lane Gardens Condo
Maple Woods Of Sterling Heights Condo Mccp No 1154
Montego Bay Sub
Montego May
Monticello Estates #3
Moravian Manor Condo
Park Place Condo
Parkside Pointe Condo
Parkway Estates
Pendleton Village Condo
Pinebrook # 02
Pinebrook # 05
Pinebrook Sub
Pinewood Court Condo
Plum Creek
Plumbrook Farms # 01
Plumbrook Farms Sub
Plumbrook Village
Plumbrook Village # 03
Plumcreek Estates Condo #785
Ridgecroft North
Rivendell # 02
Riviera Villa # 02
Riviera Villa Sub
Rosendale #01
S-P #01 Sterling Heights
S-P Carpathia City Park
S-P EysterS Mound Rd Fms # 06
S-P Eysters Mound Road Farms
S-P Riverside Farms
Seville Terrace
Seville Terrace Condo
Seville Terrace Condos
Silver Maple Sub
Somerset Square
South Hampton
Sterling Commons
Sterling Country Estates #1
Sterling Heights
Sterling Knolls
Sterling Woods
Sterling Woods Condo #668
Stratford Village North Condo #754
Stratford Village Regents #690
Stratford Village Terraces #674
Suncrest # 02
Surrey Estates # 02
Takoma Park
Takoma Park Sub
Tarryton # 01
The Ravines
The Reserve
The Towns At Orchard Square #696
Toussaint Farms Condo #1067
Tyler Manor Condo Mccp No. 1110
University Estates # 02
University Estates # 03
University Estates Sub
Ventnor Manor # 03
Victory Gardens
Villa Nova # 02
Village At Vineyards
Vineyards # 05
Yardly Court Sub Lot 17