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: $331,800 / County Avg $357,400

46%

Avg Taxes in Sterling Heights: $3,900 / County Avg $3,200

60%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Sterling Heights: 1,851 / County Avg 1,854

50%

Avg Price per/sqft in Sterling Heights:$179 / County Avg $193

93%

Avg Walkscore in Sterling Heights: 34 / County Avg 34

49%

Avg Year Built in Sterling Heights: 1986 / County Avg 1977

50%

Avg Days on Website in Sterling Heights: 44 / County Avg 62

35%

Sterling Heights Real Estate Market Health

New Listings
Reductions
Foreclosures
Short Sales
Areas in Sterling Heights MI
Macomb Twp
Sterling Heights
Neighborhoods in Sterling Heights MI
$WESTCHESTER
ABERDEEN PINES CONDO
ANDOVER HEIGHTS
ARBORS NORTH CONDO
ARLINGDALE HGTS
BEAVER CREEK
BELLA COURT CONDO #955
BROOKLINE
BROOKVIEW SUB NORTH
Buckingham Estates Sub
CARPATHIA PARK
CLB
CREEK RUN ESTATES
DRESDEN VILLAGE # 04
ESSEX GARDENS
ESSEX GARDENS #2
Essex North
FAIRFIELD VILLAGE # 01
FOREST VIEW SUB NO 2
FRANCESCA
Gateway Oaks
GATEWAY OAKS CONDO #760
HARMONY ESTATES CONDO #645
Lengthy legal description
MAPLE WOODS OF STERLING HEIGHTS CONDO MCCP NO 1154
MEADOWVIEW ESTATES
MID HAMPTON
MID HAMPTON # 02
MOUND GARDENS # 01
Mulberry Estates Sub
Mystic Forest at the Park Condo #948
NOTTINGHAM COVE CONDO #790
PARK PLACE WEST
PINEBROOK # 02
PINEBROOK # 03
PINEBROOK SUB
PINEWAY VILLAGE CONDO #795
PLUMBROOK
PLUMBROOK VILLAGE CONDO
Ridgecroft North Sub
Riverland
ROBINHOOD ESTATES
S-P # 03 STERLING HEIGHTS
S-P CURTIS ACRES
S-P Riverside Farms
SEVILLE GARDENS
SILVERBROOK MANORS
SOMERSET SQUARE
SPICEMILL # 03
STADLER ESTATES # 01
Stephens Clairview Ranch Hom
STERLING COMMONS # 02
Sterling Country Estates
Sterling Country Estates # 01
STERLING KNOLLS
STERLING MANOR
Sterling Moravian Sub
STONEGATE CONDO #713
STRATFORD VILLAGE NORTH CONDO #754
STRATFORD VILLAGE REGENTS #690
STRATFORD VILLAGE TOWNES AND MANORS #670
Supervisors Gage Manor
Supervisors Of Heatherland Sub
TARRYTON # 01
TERRA SANTA VILLAGE # 01
The Reserve
TROY MEADOWS #632
UNIVERSITY ESTATES # 01
Utica Gardens
VILLA FONTANA SUB NO 1
VINEYARDS
VINEYARDS # 05
WESTHAMPTON
WINTHROP # 02
Yurgil-Stone Sub