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? Contact Waste Management at (844) 2-DETROIT (233-8764) for a new one.
Do you want a blue recycling container? Sign up online through the city.
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.
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.