Commonly called JP, Jamaica Plain combines enchanting outdoor respites with 19th century triple-decker apartments, homegrown restaurants and parlors, and casual dives. The neighborhood’s mild-mannered community can be found mingling in their beloved public green spaces, Jamaica Pond and Arnold Arboretum. Despite its robust natural attractions, this neighborhood seldom feels crowded. Looking for fast paced urban environs? The rush of Downtown is just a half hour T-ride away.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Perfectly Quirky In a Grassroots Neighborhood
JP is full of hip progressives, and there's plenty of really great geared-towards-locals bars, restaurants and shops."
Feasts and Sweets In Jamaica Plain
Jamaica Plain [...] has a slightly hipster feel about and the wooden clap board houses and tree lined streets give it a nice feel [...] The old converted brewery is owned and run by Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (a non profit). JPNDC have turned JP round in the last 20 years from a run down part of town to where it is now - property sells for $500 per sq ft.The converted brewery contains 40 or so businesses including a really great café and a restaurant."
Visited in 2013
Distinctive Style In Jamaica Plain
The location, right in the heart of JP, was very safe and convenient – seconds from the bust stop and minutes from the T. Lots of bakeries and coffee shops nearby and just a short walk away from a pretty JP pond."
Visited in 2013
Jamaica Plain's Public Green Spaces
JP is full of locavore restaurants, friendly neighborhood bars, trendy shops, and we even have the Sam Adams Brewery right in our backyard."
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