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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.


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 Detroit Water and Sewer Department's customer policies under "Real Estate Closings."

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

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.

Living in Boston-Edison: 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.


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