Welcome to Jamaica Plain

Rich in culture and diversity, Jamaica Plain prides itself on its mix of residents and sense of community.

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great public transportation, for foodies, young professionals, great people watching, vibrant, eclectic, green


Commute Times
South Station 24m by train, 22m by car
North Station 37m by train, 20m by car
Boston Common 35m by train, 22m by car
Harvard Square 51m by train, 23m by car
East to West Forest Hills St. to St. Paul's Ave.
North to South Heath St. to Bussey St.
Nearby Neighborhoods Brookline, Somerville, South End

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Jamaica plain:
A prideful neighborhood rich with art, culture, and natural beauty.

Jamaica Plain is a fun and distinctive Boston neighborhood loved by its residents for its rich artistic and creative community. One of the city’s largest neighborhoods, Jamaica Plain stretches over 4.4 square miles and is home to a significant portion of Boston's Emerald Necklace of parks and green spaces.

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What to expect:
Big city living with small town sensibilities.

Businesses along Centre St., JP’s primary commercial district, include a diverse assortment of eateries, thrift shops, and markets, with a focus on the hyper-local.

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The lifestyle:
A creative, communal vibe established by the neighborhood's resident artists.

Boasting a number of neighborhood associations, art collectives, and other special interest groups, the residents of Jamaica Plain are known for their social activism and commitment to preserving the life of their neighborhood. A haven for artists, Jamaica Plain is home to the Footlight Club, America’s oldest community theater, JP Open Studios is one of the oldest open studio events in New England, and the Wake Up the Earth Festival, an annual celebration that encourages creativity, deepens understanding, and promotes appreciation of the differences among people and between cultures.

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Unexpected appeal:
The hidden gem of Boston's culinary scene.

The neighborhood is home to an ever growing number of restaurants and craft breweries that have helped make Jamaica Plain one of Boston’s best neighborhoods for dining out.

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The market:
A diverse housing market on the rise.

Offering trendy, newly-converted lofts, renovated triple-deckers and some of Boston's most spectacular historic mansions, Jamaica Plain real estate is as diverse as its residents. The neighborhood has become a coveted destination in recent years, with property values on the rise.

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You'll fall in love with:
The best of urban living in one of Boston's greenest neighborhoods.

Residents of Jamaica Plain enjoy the best of the outdoors, too. Bike along the Southwest Corridor Park, hike in Arnold Arboretum, take a boat out on Jamaica Pond, or play a round of golf at historic Franklin Park.

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