Just three miles from downtown and more than 1,200 acres of parkland, Jamaica Plain is the perfect spot for those seeking urban living in a suburban atmosphere. JP, as it’s known to locals, has long been home to a large artist community and progressive residents attracted to the community’s culturally diverse population. Boasting the most open green space in the City, JP is home to 3 parks of the famed Emerald Necklace; Jamaica Pond, a glacial kettle pond, the Arnold Arboretum, the 297-acre tree and shrub sanctuary and Franklin Park, considered the “jewel” of the necklace as the largest of the City parks, housing the Franklin Park Zoo and municipal golf course. Public transportation is provided by both Green and Orange Line Branches and high speed and commuter rail and abundance of bus routes fanning out across the City and outlying areas originating from the very active Forest Hills Station.
Real Estate in Jamaica Plain
With stately Colonial and Victorian mansions, triple decker apartments and newly renovated and constructed condos and lofts, the architecture and housing options in Jamaica Plain are as diverse as the people who call it home.
Activities and Points of Interest
Exploring History: Jamaica Plain
Jamaica Plain Historical Society
Jamaica Plain Arts Council
Franklin Park Zoo