Welcome to Jamaica Plain
A hip and historic Boston neighborhood
Jamaica Plain, also known as JP, has quickly become one of Boston’s most dynamic neighborhoods. Tranquil green spaces, trails encompassing Jamaica Pond, and indie restaurants provide ample opportunities through all seasons. This hip and urban neighborhood is full of transportation options giving residents easy access to the heart of Boston.
Known for being one of the first streetcar suburbs in America, Jamaica Plain has been a bustling place holding pride in its diversity since being annexed by Boston in 1874. Through various developments, JP has rescued historical buildings to preserve the neighborhood's eclectic charm—making Jamaica Plain the perfect location for young professionals, artists, activists, and families.
This neighborhood was once a place where the working class would live and play. Today, the charm of the neighborhood has raised the average cost of a single-family home to over half a million dollars. As more people visit JP and fall in love with all it has to offer, real estate will continue to expand as many housing projects are wrapping up, breaking ground, or gaining permits.
What to Love
- Diverse and urban vibes with easy access to Boston
- Tranquil green spaces and parks
- Hip, historical, and family-owned restaurants and shops
People & Lifestyle
Jamaica Plain is a hip and urban community made up of diverse individuals. Located outside the bustling city, JP is made up of hipster coffee shops, plentiful green space, and historic buildings. Jamaica Plain is the perfect location for an outdoorsy lifestyle with access to the city. The town is filled with opportunities for young families, professionals, artists, and activists.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
The indie and vibrant culture make Jamaica Plain a fun place for locals and tourists to dine and shop. From family-owned restaurants to cozy bars, the vibe of JP can be seen everywhere.
is the perfect gift shop with colorful and unique items, well representative of the neighborhood. If you’re looking to shop for local groceries and goods, then head to the City Feed and Supply
. With vegan, organic, and gluten-free options, you’re sure to find something for everyone.
If you’re not in the mood to cook, let the locals do it for you. Serving the community since 1994, Oriental de Cuba
is a staple in the area. Morning or evening, the Brassica Kitchen + Cafe
has gourmet java and cocktails. If you’re looking to sip and chat, Turtle Swamp Brewing has lovely outdoor seating and vibes.
Things to Do
This diverse and eclectic town is full of events for all residents! Regardless of the season, Jamaica Plain always has things to do. Whether indoors or outdoors, you’re likely to find something new in this town.
Known for its parks and trails, your opportunities to be in nature are endless. This neighborhood is home to the Jamaica Pond
, the largest and purest body of water in Boston. This is a paradise destination during the summer months providing the perfect backdrop to fish, sail, row, or run.
Jamaica Plain is home to several excellent schools, which carry the neighborhood's focus on diversity into the classroom. Top educational opportunities include:
- Joseph P Manning, Prekindergarten-5, Achieves a higher proficiency in reading/language arts than the Massachusetts state average
- Meridian Academy, 6-12, Highly-rated private schools
- British International School of Boston, K-12, One of the top-rated private schools in the state