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: $228,000 / County Avg $586,000


Avg Taxes in Southfield: $2,900 / County Avg $5,700


Avg Sq. Ft. in Southfield: 1,542 / County Avg 2,283


Avg Price per/sqft in Southfield:$148 / County Avg $257


Avg Walkscore in Southfield: 37 / County Avg 33


Avg Year Built in Southfield: 1965 / County Avg 1977


Avg Days on Website in Southfield: 69 / County Avg 63


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Areas in Southfield MI
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Neighborhoods in Southfield MI
Autumn Ridge Condo
Balmoral Club Condo Occpn 290
Berg Road Hills
BlackwoodS Forest Glens Sub
Bonnie Acres Sub No 1
Cambridge Village
Chanticleer Condo Occpn 318
Chelsea Crossing Of Southfield Condo Occpn 1085
Cranbrook Village Sub No 10
Cranbrook Village Sub No 12
Cranbrook Village Sub No 4
Evergreen Glen Sub No 2
Farmbrooke Sub
Five Thousand At Town Center Occpn 323
Forest View Sub No 1
Frederick B GrayS Southfield Woods Sub
Golfview Homes Sub
Grand River Crest Sub No 1
Grand River Park Sub
Greenbrooke Parkhomes Occpn 58
HadleyS Country Estates Sub
Lasalle Place Occpn 12
Meadowlawn Gardens
Meadowvale Sub
Miller Court Sub
Mount Vernon Place No 2
Mount Vernon Place No 3
Mt Vernon Place
North Park Square Occpn 303
Northampton Sub
Oakland Hills Sub
Park Place At Town Center Condo
Plum Hollow Estates
Plum Hollow Estates No 1
Plum Hollow Woods Occpn 925
River Crossing Occpn 950
Riverbank Fairway Estates Sub
Roseland Woods Sub No 1
Southampton Sub
Southfield Edgewood Hills
Southfield Estates Occpn 141
Southfield Estates Sub
Southfield Gardens No 1
Southfield Meadows Sub No 1
SprvsrS Replat Of Southfield Highlands
Stonebrooke Of Southfield Occpn 1281
Supervisors Of Farmsteads
SuprvrS Baseline Estates
Suprvrs Of Evergreen Park 2
SuprvrS Plat No 4 - Southfield
SuprvrS Plat Of Farmsteads
TapertS Baseline-Evergreen Sub
Thomas HitchmanS Sub
Twelve Pines Occpn 282
Twyckingham Valley
Washington Village No 6
Wellington Place Manors Condo
Westhampton Sub
Willow Pond Condo