Rich in culture and diversity, Jamaica Plain prides itself on its mix of residents and sense of community.
Big city living with small town sensibilities.
A creative, communal vibe established by the neighborhood's resident artists.
The hidden gem of Boston's culinary scene.
A diverse housing market on the rise.
The best of urban living in one of Boston's greenest neighborhoods.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.