Where We Work: Jamaica Plain
We work all across Greater Boston to make the real estate dreams of buyers and sellers come true. In this series we’ll be sharing with you the neighborhoods we work in, as well as the micro-neighborhoods within them that each have a unique culture and property appeal.
Jamaica Plain is a vibrant, multicultural neighborhood just a short T ride from downtown Boston. It has a dynamic history, first as a country escape for wealthy urbanites in the nineteenth century, then as a haven for immigrant communities, and now as a cultural, culinary, and tight knit neighborhood.
In the nineteenth century Jamaica Plain was a country getaway spot, where the elite of Boston would build summer homes to flee to during the sweltering off-season. The lavish architecture and unusual number of single-family homes attests to this impulse. It’s rare in other areas of Boston to see the Victorian turrets or Gothic trim that you can spot on the majestic homes of Jamaica Plain.
It’s not just the architecture that remains from JP’s days as an enclave for the wealthy. The lush green spaces that attracted vacationers are still in bloom today. With the Arnold Arboretum offering 281 acres of flora and fauna, Franklin Park playing host to recreational activities of all kinds, and Jamaica Pond serving as a serene water oasis, there are neverending ways to immerse yourself in nature here.
Now, Jamaica Plain is home to a vibrant Latinx community, including Hyde Square, the official Latin Quarter of Boston. This means you’re never far from a batch of fresh empanadas, an impromptu salsa concert, or a cool piece of street art.
Jamaica Plain is also now known for its commitment to all things local. Local businesses thrive on Centre Street and many residents support nearby farms by shopping at farmer’s markets and prioritizing locally sourced products of all kinds. Sure this may hint at a hipster vibe, but it also reveals the neighborhood’s deep commitment to community and supporting each other.
Several of our team members have lived in JP for decades so they know all the ins and outs of the neighborhood, from the best taco spot to the best way to score a single-family home. If you think Jamaica Plain might be the neighborhood for you, shoot us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your transition into the area started.