Southfield Real Estate

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.

Southfield - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Southfield: $214,100 / County Avg $557,600

19%

Avg Taxes in Southfield: $3,100 / County Avg $230,200

1%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Southfield: 1,667 / County Avg 2,237

37%

Avg Price per/sqft in Southfield:$128 / County Avg $249

52%

Avg Walkscore in Southfield: 34 / County Avg 33

53%

Avg Year Built in Southfield: 1967 / County Avg 1975

50%

Avg Days on Website in Southfield: 81 / County Avg 68

60%

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AUTUMN RIDGE CONDO
BALMORAL CLUB CONDO OCCPN 290
BELL ACRE ESTATES SUB
BERG ROAD HILLS
BONNIE ACRES SUB NO 1
CAMBRIDGE VILLAGE
CHRISTOPHER WOODS CONDO OCCPN 1740
Cranbrook Place Occpn 193
CRANBROOK VILLAGE SUB NO 9
EVERGREEN GLEN SUB NO 2
Evergreen Park
EVERSHIRE
FARMBROOKE SUB
FIVE THOUSAND AT TOWN CENTER OCCPN 323
FOREST VIEW SUB
FRANKLIN VILLAGE
FREDERICK B GRAYS SOUTHFIELD WOODS SUB
FUNK & HORGER SUB NO 2
GREEN VALLEY NO 2
HAMPSHIRE WOODS SUB
HILLCREST ACRES-SOUTHFIELD
HOLCOMB BROTHERS SUB
KINGSWOOD PLACE OCCPN 153
KLINES LITTLE FARMS
LE CHATEAU OCCPN 246
LINCOLN GROVE
MEADOWVALE SUB
MOUNT VERNON VILLAS
MT VERNON VILLAGE CONDO OCCPN 1058
NORTH PARK PLACE OCCPN 304
NORTHAMPTON SUB
OAKLAND HILLS SUB
OAKLAND MEADOWS
PARK PLACE AT TOWN CENTER CONDO
Plum Hollow Estates 1
PLUM HOLLOW ESTATES NO 1
ROSELAND WOODS SUB NO 1
SAN MARINO VILLAS NO 1
SHARON MEADOWS NO 3
SHIAWASSEE CONDO OCCPN 296
SOUTHFIELD EDGEWOOD HILLS
SOUTHFIELD GARDENS NO 1
SOUTHFIELD HIGHLANDS NO 1
SOUTHFIELD MEADOWS SUB NO 1
STONEBROOKE OF SOUTHFIELD OCCPN 1281
SUPRVRS BASELINE ESTATES
SUPRVRS PLAT 9 MILE-TELEGRAPH SUB
SUPRVRS PLAT OF EVERGREEN ESTATES
SUPRVRS PLAT OF EVERGREEN PARK NO 2
SUPRVRS PLAT OF FARMSTEADS
SUPRVRS PLAT RIVERDALE ACRES SUB NO 1
SUPRVRS REPLAT OF GOLFVIEW ACRES SUB
T1N - R10E - SEC 30 5 OUTWOOD SUBDIVISION LOT 5
TAPERTS BASELINE-EVERGREEN SUB
TAPERTS BASELINE-EVERGREEN SUB NO 1
THE FAIRFAX OCCPN 566
TWELVE PINES OCCPN 282
TWYCKINGHAM VALLEY
TWYCKINGHAM VALLEY NO 2
TWYCKINGHAM VALLEY NO 3
Villa Pointe Condo
VILLAGE CREST CONDO
WEDGEWOOD TOWNHOUSES CONDO
WOODLANDS PARK SUB