Shelby Twp Real Estate

Shelby Charter Township, officially the Charter Township of Shelby, is a charter township and census-designated place located in Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The township, a northern suburb of Detroit, is located roughly 15 miles north of the city. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 65,159. The 2010 Census places the population at 73,804. Shelby Charter Township is one of the fastest growing communities in Metro Detroit.

Shelby Township was set off by an act of the Michigan Territorial Legislature on April 12, 1827 and a civil government was organized the following May. It originally included the area that is now Sterling Heights, which was set off March 17, 1835, as the township of Jefferson, renamed to Sterling on March 6, 1838. Utica, located on the southern edge of the township, originally incorporated as a village on March 9, 1838, although that corporation was dissolved soon afterwards. The village incorporated a second time on May 10, 1877.

The village of Disco (42°41′02″N 83°02′04″W) was located at what is now the junction of 24 Mile Road and Van Dyke Road. and was platted in 1849. The community never incorporated, although the local high school, the "Disco Academy" gained some recognition and a post office operated named Disco from May 5, 1854 until July 31, 1906. Only a few homes and a namesake on old county road maps remain of this now forgotten historic place. See also: "The Lost Village of Disco" on the Shelby Township Historical Society website.

Shelby Twp - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Shelby Twp: $672,300 / County Avg $419,000


Avg Taxes in Shelby Twp: $3,500 / County Avg $4,600


Avg Sq. Ft. in Shelby Twp: 2,753 / County Avg 1,942


Avg Price per/sqft in Shelby Twp:$244 / County Avg $216


Avg Walkscore in Shelby Twp: 29 / County Avg 33


Avg Year Built in Shelby Twp: 1998 / County Avg 1979


Avg Days on Website in Shelby Twp: 149 / County Avg 75


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