Jamaica Plain Real Estate

    JAMAICA PLAIN FACTS & FIGURES

    Area: 4.4 square miles

    Population: 37,468 (2012 census)

    Home Owners: 74%

    Median Age: 33

    Median Household Income: $80,147

    College Educated: 75%

    Median Home Sale Price: $529,000

    Average Price Per Sq. ft.: $496


    Jamaica Plain, simply known as “JP” by locals is a classic streetcar suburb that has become one of Boston’s most dynamic neighborhoods. Surrounded by the Emerald Necklace, Arnold Arboretum, Franklin Park and Jamaica Pond, it is the perfect place to visit, shop, dine, and live all year round!

    The area is home to a diverse community culture including:

    • a strong Latino population
    • young families, seniors, and pets
    • nonprofit groups
    • community associations
    • crime watches, and
    • a growing LGBTQ community.

    From the Latin Quarter in Hyde and Jackson Squares, to Centre and South area, to Forest Hills, to Sumner Hill, to Stonybrook area, to Egleston Square, to Jamaica Hills and every corner between — there are hidden gems to be found.

    You’ll see a mix of cultures in local businesses, shops and restaurants along all of the Main Street business districts that could easily fill up a weekend afternoon, or night out with friends and family.

    https://www.boston.gov/neighborhood/jamaica-plain

    EDUCATION

    Primary and secondary schools

    Students in Jamaica Plain are served by Boston Public Schools (BPS). BPS assigns students based on preferences of the applicants and priorities of students in various zones. The English High School located in Jamaica Plain is one of the first public high schools in America.

    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston operates Roman Catholic schools. In spring 2009 the archdiocese announced that Our Lady of Lourdes School, a K–8 school and the last Catholic school in Jamaica Plain, will close unless parents raise $500,000 for one additional year of instruction. In spring 2009 the school had 187 students, which was 30 fewer students than its 2005 count.

    Private schools in the area include the British School of Boston and SHOWA.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaica_Plain#Education

    RECREATIONAL LAND

    Jamaica Plain, often referred to in the 19th century as “the Eden of America,” is one of the greenest neighborhoods in the city of Boston. The community contains or is bordered by a number of jewels of the Emerald Necklace park system designed in the 19th century by Frederick Law Olmsted:

    • Olmsted Park: from Route 9 at the Riverway south to Perkins Street, including Leverett Pond, Willow Pond, and Ward’s Pond
    • Jamaica Pond: has 60 acres (240,000 m2) of surface area and is the largest and deepest body of fresh water in Boston
    • Arnold Arboretum: is a 265-acre (1.1 km2) world-renowned plant collection maintained by Harvard University, and contains Peters’ Hill, named for Boston Mayor Andrew J. Peters, the highest elevation in Jamaica Plain at 235 feet (72 m).
    • Franklin Park: is a 527-acre (2.1 km2) park (the largest in the city) and holds the Franklin Park Zoo (the largest zoo in New England), White Stadium and the William J. Devine Memorial Golf Course.

    These parks are connected by parkways, each of which is also part of the Emerald Necklace. From south to north these are the Arborway, the Jamaicaway, and the Riverway.

    Forest Hills Cemetery, a 275-acre (1.1 km2) “garden cemetery”, and hundreds more acres of cemetery that stretch along Walk Hill Street offer more green space to the area.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaica_Plain#Green_spaces

    TRANSPORTATION

    Jamaica Plain is served by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)’s bus and rail services which include:

    • Green Line “E” Branch (streetcar service)
    • Orange Line (rapid transit train)
    • The Needham Line of the Commuter Rail (stops at Forest Hills Station)

    Buses connect Jamaica Plain with Roslindale, West Roxbury, Hyde Park, and suburban Dedham, Westwood and Walpole to the south, and the rest of Boston by street routes.

    Major roads are Centre Street, the Jamaicaway (formerly US 1), the Arborway (MA 203), Washington Street, South Street, and South Huntington Avenue.

    www.MBTA.com
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaica_Plain#Transportation

    LOCAL RESTAURANTS

    Ten Tables 
    tentables.net

    JP Seafood Cafe
     jpseafoodcafe.com

    The Blue Nile
    bluenilejp.com

    Wonder Spice Cafe
    places.singleplatform.com/wonder-spice-cafe/menu

    Tres Gatos
    tresgatosjp.com

    El Oriental de Cuba
    elorientaldecuba.net/homeE.html

    Vee Vee
    veeveejp.com

    Ula Cafe
    ulacafe.com

    Canto 6
    canto6bakeryjp.com

    The Haven
    thehavenjp.com

    Alex’s Chimis
    alexchimis.com

    Noodle Barn
    noodlebarn.com

    Centre Street Cafe
    centrestreetcafejp.com

    City Feed
    cityfeedandsupply.com

    https://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/2015/01/06/chefs-guide-jamaica-plain/