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New Residents

Are you a new resident of Boston-Edison? Welcome to the neighborhood! Here are some things you might want to know.


Checklist  

Join HBEA: HBEA's dues support neighborhood events and advocacy.

Join B-E's private security patrol: Join Boston-Edison's security patrol.

Be aware of renovation guidelines: Boston-Edison is a city of Detroit Historic District.  If you're planning on exterior renovations, make sure you understand the process.

Subscribe to our mailing list: Get neighborhood news and information. 

Contact Us: Got a question? Got a comment? Just want to say hi? We'd love to welcome you to the neighborhood.


Utilities and trash

Do you need to set up a water and sewer account? See the DWSD's customer information on establishing a new service.

Do you need to start gas and electricity service? See DTE's Moving Guide.

Do you need internet service? The most common providers are Comcast Xfinity and AT&T.

Are you missing your black Courville dumpster? Ask the city for a new one.

Do you want a blue recycling container? Sign up on line with Advanced Disposal.

Want to know the schedule for curbside pickup? We explain it right here.


Insurance and taxes

Homeowners and Auto Insurance: Insurance costs can be high in Detroit. Find out who Boston-Edison neighbors use.

City Income Tax: Residents of the city of Detroit are subject to income tax. Make sure your employer is correctly withholding tax.

Apply for property tax credits: Boston-Edison is a designated Neighborhood Enterprise Zone. The NEZ tax credit will lower your property taxes. See also our primer on assessments and property tax.


Resources for living in Boston-Edison

Residents Guide: Now that you're a resident, check out our Resident's Guide.

City-County Directory: Use this guide to navigate services from Detroit and Wayne County.

NextDoor.com: NextDoor is a social networking platform for neighborhoods, including Boston-Edison. Ask questions and meet neighbors! (not affiliated with HBEA)

Living in Boston-Edison: Find out what's near the neighborhood.

Research Your Home's History: Want to know more about your home and who lived there? See this guide on how to find out.

Getting connected

Connect with other Boston-Edison residents online! We can be found on:

Facebook, in the private "Boston Edison Residents" group. Stop by and ask to join.

Nextdoor, which has members from Boston-Edison and other Detroit neighborhoods.

These groups are moderated by individual residents, and are not affiliated with the Historic Boston-Edison Association.

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