Considered one of the greenest neighborhoods in the Boston Area, Jamaica Plain is widely known for its green spaces that connect along the Emerald Necklace. Along with Jamaica Pond, four large parks fall within a four mile perimeter. Once a prime vacation spot for the wealthy, local residents now have outdoor retreats at their fingertips.
The area is also an established historic district; the oldest community theater, Footlight Club, still stands proudly on Elliot Street. Real estate continues to be the most affordable in the Boston area, but is seeing an upward trend in value. Jamaica’s short distance from downtown make it a perfect location for professionals choosing to stay near the city, but wanting to maintain a relatively quiet lifestyle at home.