Boston-Edison’s historical beginnings are evident on every street.

Welcome to Boston-Edison

A historic, thoughtfully planned suburb only a short drive from Downtown Detroit
Nestled in the geographic heart of Detroit, Boston-Edison is one of the largest historic districts in the nation. With easy-to-navigate streets replete with charming trees, the designated historic district of Boston-Edison is a gem of a historic, charming atmosphere that nonetheless boasts a central location and big-city amenities. 
First owned by John R. Williams and Thomas Palmer in the early 1800s, it wasn’t until the 1890s that Boston-Edison would take shape. When the land was possessed by the Joy family, Newberry family, and Edward W Voigt, Voigt had the opportunity to plot out the Voigt Park subdivision, much of which is now Boston-Edison. Home to an illustrious crowd over the years, the historic suburb has had such residents as Henry Ford, Walter Briggs Sr., and Sebastian S. Kresge.
Today, Boston-Edison’s historical beginnings are evident on every street. As most of the homes were built between 1905 and 1925, and due to the fact that none are alike, the stunning architecture of this neighborhood is unparalleled. This ambiance is elevated by the fact that houses are largely in Tudor, English Manor, Italian Renaissance, and Mediterranean Villa architectural styles, creating utterly gorgeous classical surroundings. Enchanted by its attractive architecture, many amenities, and community-forward living, Boston-Edison is home to many young professionals, families, and retirees.

Things to Love

  • Home to the oldest neighborhood association in the city
  • Central location perfect for enjoying Detroit’s excellent retail and dining scene
  • Pleasant streets guarded by the neighborhood’s own security 

People and Lifestyle

Both serene and lively, the friendly and diverse Boston-Edison historic district perfectly encapsulates modern living through appreciating stately, beautiful history. A residential neighborhood home to residents from a variety of walks of life, one thing everyone has in common is their commitment to engaging community and friendliness. 

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

Poised in an ideal location, Boston-Edison enjoys a wealth of restaurant and retail options. Brimming with opportunity, the neighborhood is never lacking. 
The nearby Mones Kreations Boutique is a great way to update your wardrobe as it frequently and carefully selects stylish attire every season. The Ferne Boutique is another top contender, only a short drive from the historic district. Just one mile north of Boston-Edison, the New Center Place offers even more in the way of choice. 
All residents of Boston-Edison can agree — The Congregation is the place to be. As the name suggests, locals can congregate here over drinks of both the caffeine and alcoholic variety. Much like the rest of the neighborhood, The Congregation is resplendent with history and was once built to be the home of Saint Luke’s Evangelical Church. Now, Boston-Edison residents are glad to have this scenic building for delicious brunches, cocktails, and more.

Things to Do

Living with an emphasis on community has never been easier than in Boston-Edison. Between parks and annual events, there’s always something exciting to put in your calendar. 
Bundle up to enjoy the white winter scenery at the annual Boston-Edison Holiday Home Tour. The entire community enjoys picturesque views, twinkling lights, and warm company — the perfect way to ring in the season. The House Concert Series takes place yearly and is the best way to get your live music fix while appreciating the community’s company and fine architecture. 

Voigt Park, recently renovated, is an oasis of nature in the neighborhood. Joseph Walker Williams Recreation Center, meanwhile, offers countless amenities for the entire family. Multipurpose rooms, dance rooms, a boxing room, a weightlifting room, and more are just a small sample of the options available to residents.
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Demographics and Employment Data for Boston-Edison, MI

Boston-Edison has 921 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Boston-Edison do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,520 people call Boston-Edison home. The population density is 5,236.219 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.86 / 52.14%

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Overview for Boston-Edison, MI

2,520 people live in Boston-Edison, where the median age is 49 and the average individual income is $44,025. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

49 years

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