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Southfield - Town vs. County Stats

Southfield - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Southfield: $190,500 / County Avg $512,000

19%

Avg Taxes in Southfield: $2,500 / County Avg $5,100

25%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Southfield: 1,580 / County Avg 2,447

32%

Avg Price per/ft2 in Southfield: $121 / County Avg $209

58%

Avg Walkscore in Southfield: 33 / County Avg 30

55%

Avg Year Built in Southfield: 1967 / County Avg 1978

50%

Avg Days on Website in Southfield: 90 / County Avg 92

49%

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Southfield is a city in Oakland County of the US state of Michigan. It is a northern suburb of Detroit, MI. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 71,739. A part of Metro Detroit's upscale office market, the city's marquee is a cluster of five golden skyscrapers – known as the "Golden Triangle" – that form the contemporary 2,200,000 square feet (204,400 m2) Southfield Town Center office complex with a Westin Hotel and a conference center. In addition, a 33-story luxury residential high-rise is separate from the complex. To the west, near the confluence of I-696/Reuther Freeway and M-10/Lodge Freeway, is the American Center.

Southfield was surveyed in 1817 according to the plan by Michigan territorial governor Lewis Cass. The first settlers came from nearby Birmingham and Royal Oak, Michigan, as well as the states of New York and Vermont. The area that would become Southfield was settled by John Daniels in 1823. Among the founders were the Heth, Stephens, Harmon, McClelland and Thompson families. Town 1 north, 10 east was first organized as Ossewa Township on July 12, 1830, but the name was changed just seventeen days later to Southfield Township. The township took its name from its location in the "south fields" of Bloomfield Township. A post office was established in 1833 and the first town hall built in 1873. The Southfield Fire Department was formed on April 6, 1942, and the Southfield Police Department in 1953.

Southfield Town Center
In the 1950s, cities and villages began to incorporate within the township, including Lathrup Village in 1950, and Beverly Hills in 1957. Most of what was left of the township was formally incorporated as a city on April 28, 1958 to protect it from annexation attempts by the city of Detroit, whose expanding African American community was perceived as a threat by whites who fled to overwhelmingly white suburbs like Southfield as a part of segregationist white flight.

The current city hall was built in 1964 as part of the new Civic Center complex, which also became home to Southfield's police headquarters. The Civic Center was expanded in 1971 to include a sports arena with swimming pool. Evergreen Hills Golf Course was added in 1972, and in 1978, a new public safety building, the Southfield Pavilion and a new court building were added. In 2003, an expanded and redesigned Southfield Public Library opened to the public on the Civic Center grounds, featuring state-of-the-art facilities. Outside the Civic Center complex, Southfield also has municipal parks and recreation facilities, which were largely developed in the 1970s, including Beech Woods Recreation Center and John Grace Community Center. Duns Scotus College is now the home of Word of Faith Christian Center.
Areas in Southfield MI
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AUTUMN RIDGE CONDO
BALMORAL CLUB CONDO OCCPN 290
BASE LINE ESTATES NO 1
BEDFORD VILLAS SUB NO 3
BLACKWOODS FOREST GLENS SUB
Bonnie Acres Sub No 1
CHELSEA CROSSING OF SOUTHFIELD CONDO OCCPN 1085
COTTAGE PARK SUB NO 1
CRANBROOK VILLAGE SUB NO 11
Cranbrook Village Sub No 6
CRANBROOK VILLAGE SUB NO 9
CUMBERLAND PHASE II OCCPN 376
ELEVEN OAKS OCCPN 292
EVERGREEN GLEN SUB NO 2
EVERGREEN WOODS OCCPN 266
EVERSHIRE
FANZINI ORCHARD SUB
FIVE THOUSAND AT TOWN CENTER OCCPN 323
FOREST VIEW SUB
FREDERICK B GRAYS SOUTHFIELD WOODS SUB
GRAND RIVER OAKS SUB
GRAND RIVER PARK SUB
GREENBROOKE PARKHOMES OCCPN 58
HADLEYS COUNTRY ESTATES SUB
HART BROS. BASELINE SUB
Home Gardens
KINGSLEY ESTATES
KLETTS GARDEN ESTATES SUB
LE CHATEAU OCCPN 246
MEADOW DOWNS
MEADOW DOWNS SUB NO 1
MEADOWVALE SUB
MILLER COURT SUB
Mount Vernon Villas
PARK PLACE AT TOWN CENTER CONDO
PINEWOOD MANOR SUB
SAN MARINO VILLAS NO 1
SECUDED VALLEY SUB
SHERWOOD VILLAGE SUB
SIPERVISORS PLAT OF EVERGREEN ESTATES
SOUTHFIELD ESTATES SUB
SOUTHFIELD GARDENS
SOUTHFIELD HIGHLANDS NO 1
SPRING HAVEN VILLAS CONDO OCCPN 1869
SPRVSRS REPLAT OF SOUTHFIELD HIGHLANDS
STONEBROOKE OF SOUTHFIELD OCCPN 1281
STONYCROFT SUB
SUPRVRS PLAT NO 12 - SOUTHFIELD
SUPRVRS PLAT OF BRANCH BROOK ESTATES
SUPRVRS PLAT OF EVERGREEN ESTATES
SUPRVRS PLAT OF HARTS LITTLE FARMS
THE VILLAS OF PEBBLE CREEK OCCPN 996
THOMAS HITCHMANS SUB
TIFFANY SQUARE OCCPN 255
TWYCKINGHAM VALLEY
VILLAGE CREST CONDO
WALNUT GROVE VILLAS OF SOUTHFIELD CONDO
WASHINGTON VILLAGE 8
WASHINGTON VILLAGE NO 6
White Valley
WILDBROOK CONDO APTS & TWNHS OCCPN 53
WILDHERN SUB