The neighborhood of Jamaica Plain is situated within the city of Boston, Massachusetts.
People who prefer a calm environment will enjoy Jamaica Plain. It is very easy to get to parks from many locations within the neighborhood since there are over 100 of them nearby for residents to discover. This area is also reasonably quiet, as noise from streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - although that is not the case near one of the railway lines.
Around 45% of the dwellings are small apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in Jamaica Plain, and the remaining properties are mainly large apartment buildings, duplexes, and single detached homes. This part of Boston also has a good choice of unit sizes - homes range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 55% of the dwellings in the neighborhood are occupied by renters and 45% are occupied by owners. Most homes in this part of Boston were constructed prior to the 1960s, during its biggest housing boom.
Both primary and secondary schools are very easy to reach on foot from most homes for sale in Jamaica Plain. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. With regards to eating, home buyers in Jamaica Plain will appreciate that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a short walk away. Moreover, there is typically a restaurant or cafe in close proximity. A reasonable choice of clothing stores can also be found within a rather short walking distance.
Jamaica Plain will draw house buyers that appreciate different modes of transportation. With plenty of nearby rapid transit stations on the Orange Line, and approximately 20 nearby bus lines, the good public transit infrastructure allows people to get to many destinations without needing a car. A car is also a reasonably good medium of transportation in Jamaica Plain. It is easy to access a parking spot. Physically active property owners will value the very pedestrian-friendly nature of this neighborhood; all daily needs can be met by walking, and there are also a good number of businesses close by.