Fondly known to many as JP, Jamaica Plain is a neighborhood of about 4.4 square miles. It is one of Boston’s “greenest” neighborhoods with its famous Emerald Necklace park system designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
Public transportation can be found through Jamaica Plain, mostly in the form of bus lines; however, the Green “T” Line and Commuter Rail do have stops within the neighborhood as well.
By the turn of the 21st century, the neighborhood had attracted a large community of college-educated professionals, political activists and artists.
Jamaica Plain’s architecture varies greatly, and one can find just about any style of living desired. Triple-deckers and large Victorians are found throughout the neighborhood, and more recently, some of Jamaica Plain’s former brewery buildings have been converted into luxury loft condominiums.