Living in Boston Edison
The Boston Edison Historic District is a diverse community of interesting people living and loving their beautiful historic homes in the convenient heart of Detroit.
Boston Edison is one of the addresses in metropolitan Detroit that is instantly recognized. Many famous people built homes here. Over the years, many other famous people have lived here as well.
The historic homes of Boston Edison are spacious and elegant. Some are mansions, and many are large, while some are moderate in size. Each house is unique. The neighborhood contains a number of historic architectural styles. Many of the houses are eclectic, combining elements of various styles. Houses are constructed of genuine natural materials, many of which are not available today or are too expensive to use in new construction. Beautiful detailing is found inside and out.
Unlike new houses, historic houses show the mark of man. Architects designed each home individually. Skillful craftsmen built them by hand. Generations of families have lived their lives in these houses, leaving their loving influence on the homes and the neighborhood. Future generations will live their lives here and will love these houses just as much as their predecessors. Everyone who has lived and will live in these houses are part of their histories--not just as houses, but as homes.
In 2005 Boston Edison celebrated the centennial of the first homes occupied in its boundaries and all of the people who lived here in the first 100 years. In 2105 the bicentennial will celebrate the lives of those who live here during the next 100 years.
A Great Time to Buy
Real estate is a buyer's market now, especially in southeast Michigan. If your dream is to own an historic home, whether to live in or to renovate, this is an opportune time. Boston-Edison has been named an Enterprise Zone, and new owners may be eligible for a substantial property tax credit. Houses are available in all areas of the historic district, in all sizes and styles, and in a wide range of prices. Some houses are in move-in condition. Others need owners committed to renovating them and bringing them up to their potential. Take a look at homes for sale in Boston-Edison right now!
The Boston-Edison Historic District is at the geographic heart of Detroit. The location is conveniently close to much of what Detroit has to offer.
- 5 minutes away: New Center* with the Fisher Building* and the Fisher Theater*, Henry Ford Hospital*, and the State of Michigan Cadillac Center in the former General Motors building.
- 5-10 minutes away: Wayne State University*, the Detroit Medical Center*, the Cultural Center* with the Detroit Institute of Arts*, Detroit Historical Museum*, Detroit Public Library*, Museum of African-American History*, and the Science Center*; Hamtramck* and Highland Park*.
- 10 minutes away: Downtown Detroit*, Renaissance Center* and General Motors headquarters, Comerica Park*, Ford Field*, Fox Theater*, Michigan Opera Theater*, Greektown, Mexicantown, Hart Plaza and the waterfront, tunnel* and bridge* to Canada.
All major freeways are nearby, putting Boston Edison minutes away from most of the metropolitan area. Metropolitan Airport* is 20 minutes from Boston Edison.
Boston Edison is a diverse community that works. The residents are middle class families and individuals with a wide range of interests, talents, and backgrounds. They are people of all ages, races, occupations, and professions who share in common an appreciation and love of historic homes. They enjoy an active fellowship working together and interacting in the various neighborhood activities. There is a wide network of friendships among residents, and there's always a place for new people who want a welcoming and friendly community.
Buyer InfoWe hope you, too will want to live in Boston-Edison. If you're considering it, educate yourself about zoning and taxes.
Do you have questions about the Boston-Edison Historic District? Contact the Historic Boston-Edison Association and we'll do our best to answer them.