Jamaica Plain

Living in the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood

A Jewel of a Neighborhood Near Downtown

Activism and the arts are alive and well in this historic, diverse community that hugs downtown Boston and surrounds Jamaica Pond. Greenspace and bike trails extend all the way downtown from Jamaica Plain’s triple-deckers and classic New England homes.

JP is a popular place to live for those that value eco-friendly initiatives, creativity and being close to the action. It’s the home of the city’s Latin Quarter, the Sam Adams Brewery and the oldest community theater in the U.S. A vibrant stretch of local shops and independent restaurants make Centre Street a popular destination for this neighborhood’s young professionals, artists, activists, and families.

Jamaica Plain

At A Glance

  • Diverse, progressive neighborhood
  • Strong Latino and LGBTQ community roots
  • Subway access via the MBTA Orange Line
  • MBTA Commuter Rail access
  • Arnold Arboretum with 200+ miles of trails and greenspace
  • Most planned greenspace in Boston
  • Popular Centre Street Commercial District
  • Adjacent to Longwood Medical Area