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WCSX City of the Week

Congratulations to Sterling Heights,

You’re the WCSX City of the Week

Sterling Heights factoids

  • Sterling Heights started out at Sterling Township.  When it incorporated as a city in 1968, it added “Heights” to its name.  There was already a Sterling in Michigan and law said two cities could not have the same name. “Moravian” was another name under consideration (a Protestant religion brought over from the UK).

  • Sterling Heights is the second largest suburb in Metro Detroit and the fourth largest city in Michigan. Heights consistently ranks as the safest city in Michigan with population over 100,000.

  • Until the 1950s, Sterling Heights was an agricultural area largely devoted to growing rhubarb and other crops sold in Detroit.

  • Dobry Road on the northern city limits is named after the last township supervisor, Anthony Dobry, who was also the second mayor.