Edison Neighborhood Association
The Edison neighborhood is located southeast of downtown Kalamazoo and is home to over 9000 residents. It is Kalamazoo's largest neighborhood by population, and is also home to Kalamazoo County's largest Hispanic community. Edison lies between East Michigan Avenue to the north and Miller Road to the south, and between South Burdick Street to the west and the City limits to the east. Within the neighborhood, over 200 local businesses serve the needs of Edison residents and visitors. Two Kalamazoo Public Schools elementary facilities are located here as well.
Notable sites in Edison include the Kalamazoo Farmers Market and many historically significant structures. The Washington Square Branch of the Kalamazoo Public Library and the Portage Street Fire Station are two of the most recognized, while many homes in the neighborhood are also historic. Public parks are also significant features of the neighborhood including Upjohn Park (the location of Kik Pool and the Able-to-Play playground), Mayors' Riverfront Park, Reed Street Park, and Southside (formerly Peter Pan) Park.
Click pdf Portage Streetscape Master Plan: Summary (.pdf / 2.6 MB) for information about the Portage StreetScape Master Plan.
The mission of the Edison Neighborhood Association is to empower the Edison neighborhood to maximize the quality of life and sense of community.
Contact & Meeting Information:
Tammy Taylor, Executive Director
816 Washington Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Board meeting: 4th Thursday of the month at 5:30pm
Neighborhood Watch: 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm
Visit the Edison Neighborhood Association website.