About Sterling Heights
With a population of more than 130,000, Sterling Heights is the second-largest suburb in the metro Detroit area, as well as the fourth largest city in Michigan. Known as Jefferson Township in its early years and renamed Sterling Township in 1838, the city has a unique naming history. When it was incorporated as a city in 1968, “Heights” was added to distinguish the city from a village already named Sterling.
Living in Sterling Heights
Given its size, it’s no wonder Sterling Heights has plenty to offer. Regularly ranked as one of the best places to live in Michigan, Sterling Heights boasts a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, parks, and other amenities, all while offering a dense suburban atmosphere. And with above average schools, it’s a great location for families.
Local Communities in Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights is just north of Detroit, so you’ll always have something to do, but the city itself is full of activities.
Sterling Heights is served by the Warren Consolidated Schools district and the Utica Community Schools district, which together serve around 40,000 students. All of which means you’ll have plenty of schooling options to consider.
- Pre-schools/day-care centers. Tutor Time, Little People Day Care, Kinder Care, Star Bright Child Care Center, Small Wonders.
- Elementary schools.more, Harwood, Wilkerson, Cromie, Jefferson, Green Acres, Bruce Collins, Maple Lane.
- Middle/Junior High Schools. Will Carleton MS, Hartsig Junior High, Davis Junior High, Grissom MS, Carter Middle School.
- High Schools. Sterling Heights HS, Cousino HS, Warren Mott HS, Macomb Mathematics Science & Technology Center.
- Colleges/Universities/Trade Schools.enport University, GM Services Technical College, SEMC (South East Michigan Construction Academy), CNC Technical Institute, Carnegie Institute, MAMC (Michigan Advanced Manufacturing Collaboration)
Shopping and restaurants
When it comes to shopping and eating, you’ll never be too far from an awesome experience in Sterling Heights.
- Notable businesses. Ford Motor Company, Van Dyke Transmission, Amazon, BAE Systems, General Motors Technical Center.
- Malls and shopping centers. Lakeside Mall, Partridge Creek, Sterling Place Plaza, Sterling Ponds.
- Big box stores. Walmart, Meijer, Kroger, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Menards.
- Restaurants. Malones, Alie’s Lebanese Grill, Andiamo Warren, Buddy’s Pizza, Firenze Restaurant & Pizzeria, Antonio’s Italian Cuisine, Portillo’s.
When it comes to exciting entertainment options, gorgeous parks, and historical attractions, Sterling Heights doesn’t disappoint.
- Attractions. Red Oaks Water Park, The Reptarium in Utica, Sterling Heights Nature Center, GM Heritage Center.
- Landmarks.n Ring, Upton House, Sterling Heights Public Library.
- Parks, trails, and recreation areas. Dodge Park, Stoney Creek Beach, Red Oaks Nature Center, River Bends Park & Trail, Clinton River Park.
- Nearby cities and towns to check out. Center Line, Utica, Warren, Troy, Shelby Township, Macomb, Clinton Township, Fraser.
Moving to Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights is an incredible city, and you shouldn’t let the ordinary hassle of moving cloud your experience of putting down roots. If you’re planning a move to the area, you’ll be glad to know the city is a safe, diverse hub of exciting opportunities and activities with quick, easy access to major expressways, including the M-53, I-696, M-59, and I-75.
You’ll have plenty of options when it comes to finding an apartment or home, but to make finding a place to live easier, we’ve brought together some popular housing options in Sterling Heights below:
- Apartments. Sterling Landings, Maple Creek, Silverstone Apartments, Shoal Creek, Fieldstone Apartments, Harlo Apartments, Kimberly Club Apartments, Laurel Valley, Sterling Park, Warren Village, Huntington Club, Kingsley.
- Condos. Somerset Square Condos, Seville Terrace Condos, Fairway Green Condos, Bear Creek Village, Coachlight Manor Condos, Groesbeck Condos, President Village Condos, Andover Condos.
- Associations/neighborhoods. Plum Creek Condo Association, Forest View Community, University Estates, Edgestone Estates, The Vineyards Community, East Oak Pointe Subdivision.
- Assisted living. American House, Arden Courts, Hearthstone Communities, Oakmont Parkway, Senior Community, The Gardens AFCF LLC, Arbor Inn, Windemere Park of Warren, My Doctor’s Inn, Pomeroy Living.
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We’ve brought together answers to a few commonly asked questions about living in Sterling Heights.
Is Sterling Heights a nice place to live?
Thanks to its dense suburban feel, high rate of homeownership, and bountiful restaurants, cafes, and parks, Sterling Heights is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in Michigan. On top of that, Sterling Heights is consistently ranked one of the safest biggest cities in the state to live in.
How much snow does Sterling Heights get annually?
It depends on the season, but Sterling Heights generally receives more annual snowfall than the national average — 31.7 inches per year, compared to 27.8 inches per year. Some form of precipitation typically occurs 125 days out of the year, slightly higher than the national average of 106 days.
What is Sterling Heights known for?
Besides being an excellent place to live, Sterling Heights is known as the home of the Golden Corridor, a stretch of roadway famous for being an economically critical route for the city of Detroit and Macomb County.