Jamaica Plain Real Estate

Jamaica Plain or “JP” is a diverse neighborhood known for its green spaces, and vibrant arts and food scene. Occupying 4.4 square miles, the neighborhood is home to working professionals, young families, students and creatives of all ages. Hyde Square is known as Boston’s Latin Quarter and features a number of Latin American eateries as well as indie shops and cozy bars. Jamaica Plain is also one of the greenest neighborhoods in the city of Boston. The community includes a number of the jewels of the Emerald Necklace park system designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Trails meander around Jamaica Pond and through the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, both links in the Emerald Necklace chain of parks. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy JP’s abundant biking and walking paths as well as the natural vistas. Much of the neighborhood’s appeal lies in its bucolic scenery and tight-knit community just a 15 minute car ride from downtown Boston. Properties range from colorful Victorians to sleek, contemporary condos with sweeping views of Boston cityscapes.   Read more about Jamaica Plain real estate.

Jamaica Plain Homes & Condos For Sale

891 Centre Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 12,820 SqFt

891 Centre Street, Boston

$4,650,000
267 Amory Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

267 Amory Street, Boston

$3,600,000
50 Burroughs Street, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 9 Beds
  • 7.5 Baths
  • 5,620 SqFt

50 Burroughs Street, Boston

$3,350,000
428 Amory Street, Boston
  • Lots and Land
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

428 Amory Street, Boston

$3,250,000
404 Huntington Avenue, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

404 Huntington Avenue, Boston

$3,200,000
205-207 Boylston Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 10 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 6,111 SqFt

205-207 Boylston Street, Boston

$2,300,000 ↓ $600,000
3 Agassiz Pk, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 3,500 SqFt

3 Agassiz Pk, Boston

$2,199,000 ↓ $100,000
140 Moss Hill Road, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 6,137 SqFt

140 Moss Hill Road, Boston

$2,195,000
68 Day Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,050 SqFt

68 Day Street, Boston

$1,995,000
148-152, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 7 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,608 SqFt

148-152, Boston

$1,799,000 ↓ $200,000
New
204 Moss Hill Road, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,854 SqFt

204 Moss Hill Road, Boston

$1,650,000
3417 Washington Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 8 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,763 SqFt

3417 Washington Street, Boston

$1,650,000

More About Jamaica Plain Real Estate

 Jamaica Plain Location

Jamaica Plain is conveniently situated to Boston’s public transportation systems. The Orange Line runs through the middle of the city, stopping at four different T stations. The Green Line’s “E” Branch also terminates in the area and Forest Hills is the nearest Commuter Rail station.  Jamaica Plain borders Brookline to its north and northwest; Roslindale to the south; and Roxbury to the east.

Jamaica Plain History

Founded by Boston Puritans looking for farmland, Jamaica Plain was originally part of Roxbury before annexation to Boston in 1874. The name comes from the role of Jamaican cane sugar in the Triangle trade of sugar, rum, and slaves. In the 19th century Jamaica Plain became one of the first streetcar suburbs in the U.S. and was also a country retreat along Jamaica Pond for Boston’s elite families. Historians referred to JP as “the Eden of America” because of its abundance of greenery designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, the father of American landscape architecture. The Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain is the oldest public arboretum in North America.

Today, Jamaica Plain attracts many younger professionals specializing in business, academics and the arts. The trend started in the 1980s when students settled in the neighborhood, drawn to its low rents. They were followed by artists and musicians who all helped reinvent JP as a diverse mix of art centers, galleries, and other communal spaces. Notable past residents include poet Sylvia Plath, New Kids on the Block’s Joey McIntyre and former mayor, James Michael Curley.

Blog Posts About Jamaica Plain

Why Jamaica Plain is Boston’s Hidden Culinary Gem

Photo: Wally Gobetz As it continues to gain new restaurants and craft breweries, Jamaica Plain is quickly evolving into Boston’s hidden culinary gem. From fine dining establishments to trendy hotspots, a place to grab a quick bite on the go or a spot to pick up a meal for the family, you’ll find it all in Jamaica Plain. This thriving neighborhood is full of delectable options, from Dominican-inspired food to Ethiopian creations. Whether you’re craving a traditional Irish pub, some Scot... Read More

Jamaica Plain: An Outdoor Enthusiast’s Delight

Photo: Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism From walking trails to watersports, Jamaica Plain is a true outdoor enthusiast’s delight. First developed as a streetcar suburb, the neighborhood most locals refer to these days as “JP” offers easy access to Jamaica Pond, Franklin Park, the Arnold Arboretum and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. This hip neighborhood is a fantastic place to explore the great outdoors. It includes a key section of the popular Emerald Necklace. At more t... Read More

 

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