Sterling Heights is located in the Eastern part of Michigan, in Macomb County. The city is the fourth largest in the state and third largest in the Detroit metropolitan area with an approximate population of one hundred twenty seven thousand and area of 36.7 square miles. The surrounding cities are Troy to the west, Warren to the South, Utica and Shelby to the North, and Clinton to the East. The current Mayor is Richard J. Notte, and the local government is a Council-Manager type with City Manager being Mark D. Vanderpool. More information about the city and government can be found on the Michigan yellow pages. The city was once known as Sterling Township and was mostly an agriculture community for Detroit leading up to the 1950s. Before that, the city had been known as Jefferson Township. In 1968, the city of Sterling Heights was officially incorporated. Money Magazine ranked the city of Sterling Heights nineteenth of the “Best Small Cities to live in” in their August 2006 issue. It was also ranked as the sixth safest city with respect to population by Morgan Quinto’s analysis of crime rates.Sterling Heights has been called home by several recognizable people. Some of those people include the famous hip hop artist Eminem, rock singer Bob Segar alongside with the band’s drummer, NFL football player Craig Krenzel of the Chicago Bears and Cincinnati Bengals, as well as the 14 time American Motorcyclist Association Amateur Sidecar National Champion Keith Root. The city is host to an annual Memorial Day Parade, as well as Sterlingfest every year during August. The business directory can be helpful in learning more about other local events and businesses.
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