8.5 out of 10

Boston Edison

Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Detroit
42.3774097716685 -83.0944003247877
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Historic and nice neighborhood located smack dab in the center of Detroit"

It never ceases to amaze me how close some really nice neighborhoods can be to some really bad ones. Oftentimes it's just a matter of crossing one major street, and it's like night and day. In this case, you have the historic Boston-Edison neighborhood, and directly across the other side of the Lodge near Chicago St. you have a neighborhood that is complete run down.

This is one of those neighborhoods that you get off the Lodge and drive through during the summer if you are bored and want to look at the architecture, as my friends and I used to do. A lot of the houses and mansions were custom built for major Detroit Luminaries many decades ago, and a lot of well-known folks have lived in the area.

There a few retails stores as you travel south down Woodward Avenue, one of the major thoroughfares that border the area. Buses also run up and down Woodward for the residents who are in need of public transportation. There are also a few bus stops along Hamilton Avenue and W Chicago Blvd.

As far as living here, it's a tale of two neighborhoods. Unless you are wealthy and connected, there is little chance that you will find your way into one of the historic homes, but some of the other more modern, less expensive homes scattered about the area might be more accessible.

Overall it's really a small neighborhood, so you would have to go outside of it for your major amenities. This neighborhood would definitely be on my short list to consider if I were moving to Detroit.
Pros
  • Gorgeous Homes
  • Great Place to Live
  • Historical District
Cons
  • Small area so you may have travel a bit for major amenities
  • Cost of Living May Be Higher
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"One of the Largest Historical Districts in the Nation!"

If you want history then this is where to come! This happens to be one of the largest historical districts in the nation and that's a title that they take seriously. The homes are beautiful, the history is rich, and the potential is unlimited.

This community can boast of several famous residents over the years including Henry Ford and Barry Gordy. These original homes still stand today and are part of a community of around 900 amazing homes of this type. This is a prominent area within town and where many people look to in terms of a future for the great city of Detroit.

It is close to the Lodge freeway, accessible, close to many amenities, and has much to offer. If you want a great area within Detroit that has truly rich history and a wonderful story to tell, then this is it!
Pros
  • Historical District
  • Gorgeous Homes
  • Great Place to Live
Cons
  • Cost of Living May Be Higher
  • Potential for Traffic Based on Location
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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Unranked Streets in Boston Edison

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Byron St

2.5/5
"A nice street with good houses."
42.3778097137706 -83.0931574708183

Edison St

2/5
"Not to bad"
42.3799197539503 -83.0956795628347
"A nice street for the area"
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