Jamaica Plain

The neighborhood is home to the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery.

Welcome to Jamaica Plain

Diverse, community-centric area with a focus on sustainable living
Revered for its hip environment and a strong sense of community, Jamaica Plain is a marvelous place to relocate. Located southwest of Boston’s city center, this neighborhood is highly-desirable and idyllic. Scattered throughout the area are an abundance of green spaces, including the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. There is a bountiful selection of trendy restaurants, convenient places to run errands, and attractions. In fact, the neighborhood is home to the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery.
Residential properties in Jamaica Plain can best be described as storybook-like and picturesque. Spacious and historic homes line city streets — many of which have gorgeous front yard landscaping. Another noteworthy aspect of the houses in Jamaica Plain is the diverse array of exterior designs. Sideways-oriented windows, brightly colored siding, and a multitude of other characteristics make these properties exceptionally unique.

What to Love

  • Welcoming and community-focused area with an uptempo atmosphere
  • Stately homes, lovely green spaces, and welcoming neighbors 
  • Close-knit neighborhoods with a unique calendar of events

Local Lifestyle

Jamaica Plain exudes a one-of-a-kind vibe that is impossible to find elsewhere. Eclectic yet refined, this community has a distinct and charming personality. Craft breweries, lush parks, Jamaica Pond, and an impressive collection of highly-rated restaurants are always available to area residents. Centre Street is home to the neighborhood’s main commercial district. This road gives off a funky and trendy feel, and is always buzzing with activity.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Locals residing in Jamaica Plain have an endless list of choices when it comes to shopping and dining. Nearly all of the area’s establishments can be located along vibrant Centre Street.
New to this hip and lively community? Don’t miss out on its outstanding dining scene. Eateries spanning every kind of cuisine can be enjoyed in Jamaica Plain. Sit down for an amazing meal at favorites such as Noodle Barn, Costello's Tavern, JP Seafood Cafe, Sweet Rice JP Thai Sushi, Purple Cactus, Carrot Flower, Cafe Beirut, The Old Havana Cuban Restaurant, and Monumental Market. Craving something sweet? [FoMu] is an eco-conscious one-stop shop for vegan bakery and ice cream. Centre Street is also the location of many locally-owned boutiques, including Susanna, Boing! Toy Shop, and City Feed and Supply.
Centre Street isn’t the only place for dining and shopping in Jamaica Plain. Just off of this road, residents have access to Whole Foods Market, Evergreen Eatery & Cafe, Chilacates Amory St, Deep Thoughts JP record store, and many other quality establishments.

Things to Do

Bustling and vibrant, there’s always something fun going on in Jamaica Plain. Seasonal festivals and year-round attractions make it easy to enjoy your surroundings.
First hosted in 1979, Wake Up The Earth Festival is a Boston area institution. In the words of event organizers, this festival serves as “a celebration of what can be accomplished when people of all traditions, cultures, ages, and beliefs come together.” Community groups, artists, local vendors, and related organizations participate in this beloved festival each spring. Another top event in Jamaica Plain is the Lantern Parade. Held at Jamaica Pond, residents of all ages create lanterns using recycled materials, and walk with them in a stunning nighttime parade.

Consider yourself a craft beer enthusiast? Jamaica Plain boasts several breweries in the area. On your next day off, tour Samuel Adams Boston Brewery and Turtle Swamp Brewing. Once you’ve explored each property, sample what’s on tap. Those wanting to get out in nature also have an abundance of places to visit. Noteworthy locales include the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Franklin Park Zoo, and Olmsted Park.
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