JAMAICA PLAIN- A VERY SPECIAL CITY NEIGHBORHOOD
Jamaica Plain is a neighborhood of 4.4 square miles (11 km2) in the City of Boston. Settled by Puritans seeking farmland to the south, it was originally part of the former Town of Roxbury, now also a part of the City of Boston. The neighborhood is popular with young professionals, activists, artists, and young families with a strong art scene and LGBT community. It's also rated as one of the best Boston suburbs to live and to raise a family with about 22% of households having kids. Once a summertime resort destination for Bostonians, Jamaica Plain is now a diverse and dynamic Boston neighborhood. Stroll Centre Street, one of the main thoroughfares, and enjoy the unique variety of restaurants from small, Mom & Pop sandwich shops to upscale destination dining. Also known as “JP” to the locals, it has a very active community such as JP Main Streets promoting events for local businesses to build economic strength, https://jpcentresouth.com
• Spontaneous Celebrations - https://www.spontaneouscelebrations.org/our-mission
• Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council
• Jamaica Plain Historical Society-The Loring-Greenough House built in 1760
• 4 neighborhood associations
• 3 massive parks: Franklin Park, Jamaica Pond (part of the Emerald Necklace) and the Arnold Arboretum, run by Harvard University.
• The largest greenspace area of any neighborhood of Boston.
In the 19th century, Jamaica Plain became one of the first streetcar suburbs in America and home to a significant portion of Boston's Emerald Necklace of parks, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. In 2020, Jamaica Plain had a population of 41,012 according to the United States Census. The homes are constructed from the 1700’s to 2022. Many condos and single family homes are available and there is a high predominance of rental homes. Watch my videos on YouTube for Jamaica Plain. I can also share more info because I grew up in this community.
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