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: $246,500 / County Avg $630,600


Avg Taxes in Southfield: $3,500 / County Avg $577,900


Avg Sq. Ft. in Southfield: 1,591 / County Avg 2,220


Avg Price per/sqft in Southfield:$155 / County Avg $284


Avg Walkscore in Southfield: 39 / County Avg 36


Avg Year Built in Southfield: 1965 / County Avg 1978


Avg Days on Website in Southfield: 62 / County Avg 84


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Areas in Southfield MI
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Beverly Woods Sub No 5
Bonnie Acres Sub No 1
BrutonS Leemark Sub No 1
Carnegie Park Condo Occpn 1716
Chanticleer Condo Occpn 318
Chelsea Crossing Of Southfield Condo Occpn 1085
Cottage Park Sub No 1
Country Knoll Condo Occpn 360
Cumberland Phase Ii Occpn 376
Evergreen Glen Sub No 2
Evergreen Woods Occpn 266
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
Holcomb BrotherS Sub
Hyde Park Gardens
Kennoway Meadows No 2 - Southfield
Le Chateau Occpn 246
Lorraine Sub
Magnolia No 2
Meadowlawn Gardens
Meadowvale Sub
Mount Vernon Place
Mount Vernon Place No 2
Mt Vernon Townes Occpn 73
Northland Gardens
Oakland County Condo Plan No 2340 Duns Scotus Cond
Oakland Hills Sub No 1
Oakland Village
Pinewood Manor Sub
Plum Hollow Estates No 1
Providence Towers Occpn 280
Rougewood Knolls Sub
Shiawassee Condo Occpn 296
Silverbrook Occpn 195
Southfield Estates Sub
Southfield Gardens No 1
Stonebrooke Of Southfield Occpn 1281
Suprvrs 9 Mile-Telegraph
SuprvrS Baseline Estates
SuprvrS Plat No 12 - Southfield
SuprvrS Plat No 7 - Southfield
SuprvrS Plat Of Branch Brook Estates
SuprvrS Plat Of Evergreen Park
Tamarack Trail
TapertS Baseline-Evergreen Sub No 1
The Village At Cornerstone Condo
The Villas Of Pebble Creek Occpn 996
Twyckingham Valley No 3
Walnut Grove Villas Of Southfield Condo
Washington Village
Washington Village No 6
Wellington Place Manors Condo
Westhampton Sub
Wildhern Sub No 2
Woodlands Park Sub