Apartments for rent in Boston’s
fabulous Jamaica Plain
While it’s technically part of Boston, Jamaica Plain feels like a world away from the more urban parts of the city. Jamaica Plain’s charm lies not only in it’s beautiful architecture, vibrant diversity, and great restaurants, but in the stunning amount of greenery contained within its 4.4 square miles. In the 19th century Jamaica Plain (JP) became one of Boston’s first streetcar suburbs, and the location of many of the “jewels” in Fredrick Law Olmstead’s famous Emerald Necklace. No apartment in Jamaica Plain is ever far from Olmstead’s work – whether it’s the serene Jamaica Pond or the large and lush Arnold Arboretum.
Jamaica Plain is a great place to live. Apartments in Jamaica Plain run the gamut from renovated Victorian single family homes to classic triple deckers to cozy studios in charming brick apartment buildings. Low rents during the 1980s brought many students and artists to the neighborhood, many of whom opened up local galleries, bookstores, and art centers that still exist today. There’s always plenty to do when you have an apartment in Jamaica Plain. It’s large student population ensures that the bars and taverns, including the famous Doyles, are always hopping with activity.
The revitalization that occurred in the 1990s brought another breath of fresh air the neighborhood, as developers and non-profits bought up rundown houses, vacant lots, and old commercial spaces and turned them into housing. As a result, Jamaica Plain real estate is as diverse as its population, and one can find apartments to rent in Jamaica Plain MA that fit perfectly with their income and lifestyle.
Just because Jamaica Plain sometimes feels like a world away from Boston, doesn’t mean that it is! The neighborhood is served by the MBTA’s Orange Line and busses run regularly along the old streetcar routes directly into downtown Boston.