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Southfield - Town vs. County Stats

Southfield - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Southfield: $193,900 / County Avg $496,200


Avg Taxes in Southfield: $2,800 / County Avg $5,200


Avg Sq. Ft. in Southfield: 1,588 / County Avg 2,385


Avg Price per/ft2 in Southfield: $122 / County Avg $208


Avg Walkscore in Southfield: 35 / County Avg 31


Avg Year Built in Southfield: 1965 / County Avg 1977


Avg Days on Website in Southfield: 104 / County Avg 99


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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
Neighborhoods in Southfield MI
Autumn Ridge Condo
Balmoral Club Condo Occpn 290
Bell Acre Estates Sub
Bonnie Acres Sub No 1
Cambridge Village
Chanticleer Condo Occpn 318
Cranbrook Village Sub No 10
Cranbrook Village Sub No 4
Cranbrook Village Sub No 5
Cranbrook Village Sub No 8
Evergreen Trail Sub
Farmbrooke Sub
Five Thousand At Town Center Occpn 323
Frederick B GrayS Southfield Woods Sub
Funk & Horger Sub No 2
Grand River Crest Sub No 1
Grand River Oaks Sub
Greenway Estates
HadleyS Country Estates Sub
Hart BroS. Baseline Sub
Kennoway Meadows No 3 - Southfield
Kentfield Manor Sub No 1
Kristy Woods Condo
Le Chateau Occpn 246
Lincoln Woods Sub
Lochmoor Condo
Lorraine Sub
Magnolia No 2
Magnolia No 3
Meadowlawn Gardens
Meadowvale Sub
Mount Vernon Place No 2
Mt Vernon Village Condo Occpn 1058
Muer Garden Estates
Nine Mile Gardens
North Park Place Occpn 304
Oakland Gardens Sub
Oakland Hills Sub
Oakland Meadows
Oakland Village
Park Place At Town Center Condo
Pinewood Manor Sub
Plum Hollow Estates
Plum Hollow Estates No 1
Providence Towers Occpn 280
ReedS Nine Mile Road Sub
Riverbank Fairway Estates Sub
San Marino Villas No 1
Sharon Meadows No 3
Sherwood Village Farms Sub
Shiawassee Condo Occpn 296
Southampton Sub
Southfield Edgewood Hills
Southfield Estates Occpn 141
Southfield Farms
Southfield Gardens
Southfield Park
Stonebrooke Of Southfield Occpn 1281
SuprvrS Baseline Estates
SuprvrS Golf View Estates
Suprvrs Of Harts Little Farms
SuprvrS Plat No 12 - Southfield
SuprvrS Plat No 9 - Southfield
SuprvrS Plat Of Branch Brook Estates
SuprvrS Plat Of Evergreen Estates
SuprvrS Plat Of Roberts Estates
SuprvrS Plat Riverdale Acres Sub No 1
The Arbors Occpn 107
The Village At Cornerstone Condo
Thomas HitchmanS Sub
Victoria Woods Sub
White Valley
Wildhern Sub No 2