You might just call Jamaica Plain a hipster community, and it is in some regards, but it is also truly filled with a diverse population that runs the gamut. The proximity to downtown and the Orange line have fueled this community for years.
Neighborhoods range from the mini-estates of Moss Hill to the lofts in the Brewery. Pondside is an often used adjective in the MLS listings in reference to Jamaica Pond, and there are actually two brewery buildings often mentioned.
JP really has something for everyone if it fits in your budget.
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Jamaica Plain falls under the Boston Public School system and offers several elementary schools in the area. There are also several private schools and charter school options in the neighborhood as well. For more information visit sites like www.greatschools.org or www.education.com
Dining and Shopping
Centre Street is the main thoroughfare in this community and offers easy access to the best dining and shopping this neighborhood has to offer. You won’t want to miss Grass Fed, a burger joint with strong values in 2 convenient locations. City Feed is a busy neighborhood market with organic groceries and café fare in a very cool space. The Purple Cactus is a counter service wrap house with a Southwestern flare. Don’t forget the local go-to, Bukhara offering classic subcontinental fare. These are just a few of many wonderful options!
With so much to do in the local area you will have difficulty choosing! A full calendar of events is always available and some of the features include multiple festivals in the Southwest Corridor Park, Jamaica Plain Open Studios with galleries strategically placed throughout the city at different times offering all every type of media you could imagine and a community theatre. The Footlight Club located at Eliot Hall is the oldest continuing running theatre in the United States!!
Parks and Recreation
There are too many wonderful options for outdoor enjoyment to mention them all but a few of the most popular are listed below. Jamaica Pond, a kettle pond and part of the Emerald Necklace designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, a lovely place to just stroll but also features outdoor concerts, children’s programs, non-motor boating and so much more. Olmsted Park is also an option with trails, picnic spaces and athletic fields set amid ponds, meadows and forests. And of course, you couldn’t forget the infamous Arnold Arboretum which houses a diverse collection of tree specimens and shrubs, perfect for a relaxing walk or jog.
The area is serviced by Forest Hills T Station which runs the orange line. The Needham line of the commuter rail also makes stops here. You will discover multiple bus lines making many areas of the city convenient including the Longwood Medical area and local universities including Northeastern. Car travel will bring you conveniently to major routes as well as easy access to Route 1.