City of Sterling Heights Highlights

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Sterling Heights City Council

Sterling Heights is a vibrant city that combines the warmth of a small town with the diversity of a major metropolis. Sterling Heights is located in Macomb County, 15 miles northeast of Detroit, and 45 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Sterling Heights, a 36.8 square mile city is the third largest city in land area in Michigan.

You will love the potpourri of year-round activities in and around the City producing many moments of excitement. Sterling Heights has an assortment of over 100 fine dining and casual restaurants to tantalize your taste buds and the dramatic nightlife you deserve. Top name entertainers light up the night at the Macomb Center for Performing Arts, and Freedom Hill.

Lakeside Mall, one of the largest enclosed shopping center in Michigan, is one of Sterling Heights greatest treasures with over 180 stores and services. You will also find many other customer services ready to satisfy your every desire close to the Sterling Inn.

Recreational facilities within Sterling Heights include 20 City Parks, numerous cinemas, four bowling establishments, five golf courses, horseback riding stables, a racquetball club and health facilities. Let the city's beauty inspire you as you take a vigorous walk or spend a quiet moment along the winding banks of the Clinton River. A nine mile pathway system adjacent to the river offers recreation for those who thrive on jogging and biking.

Within 20 minutes South is Detroit. Detroit is a city of magnificent old architecture and sleek new structures; a mix of ethnic enclaves that serve up wonderful, homestyle fare; jazzy clubs; museums; a theater district that presents world class entertainment; and with Windsor, Ontario, Canada just across the river Detroit is truly an international city. Windsor has a lot to offer including gambling. A full service casino will be opening in mid 1994.

Within 15 minutes West, is the town of Royal Oak. Home of the Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak's downtown streets are lined with funky shops, nightclubs, art galleries, comedy clubs, coffeehouses and all kinds of great people-watching spots.

Within 20 miles East is Metropolitan Beach Metropark. This 770 acre park along Lake St. Clair features boating, an 18 hole, par-3 golf course, nature center and trails, putt-putt golf, tennis, swimming pool with water slide, beach, and summer concert series.

Within 40 minutes Southwest is Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, one of America's largest indoor/outdoor museums (93 acres) consisting of two separate entities. Henry Ford Museum, a 12 acre repository of American ingenuity includes one of the world's best car displays, and Greenfield Village features historic homes and community buildings from various places and eras in America.

In the tradition of Michigan, a Great Lakes State, you have countless opportunities to savour the sparkling waterways. Sail on beautiful Lake St. Clair, bask in its summer sun or cast your first line for a day of successful fishing.

Whatever your interests, Sterling Heights satisfies them. Visit Sterling Heights, Scenic, Energetic, and Dynamic.


Last updated on: April 20, 1998