Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain feels like another world with green parks all around.

Overview for Jamaica Plain, MA

37,426 people live in Jamaica Plain, where the median age is 36 and the average individual income is $61,588. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

36 years

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Welcome to Jamaica Plain

A close-knit and picturesque community

Jamaica Plain is located in the City of Boston. From beautiful Victorian homes to modern condos, Jamaica Plain has a variety of living spaces for those looking to live in this remarkable town.

The tight-knit community hosts many events throughout the year, including concerts, parades, and art shows. The local businesses also stay up-to-date on the latest trends, and you'll find many unique places to shop and eat.

With an emphasis on family and culture, Jamaica Plain real estate is worth looking at when raising children. Schools are within walking distance, and there are several places for kids to play outdoors. Though only half an hour from Boston, Jamaica Plain feels like another world with green parks all around.

What to Love

  • Vibrant neighborhoods
  • Easy commutes to Boston, Cambridge, and other suburbs
  • Green spaces
  • Tight-knit community

Local Lifestyle

The atmosphere in Jamaica Plain is reminiscent of the real Jamaica: laid back and relaxed. You can go to one of the many local cafes, restaurants, or bars to either relax with friends after a long day or catch up on work during your morning break.

Although it is considered a suburb, the city is very walkable, and you can do most errands on foot. It's easy to get around, whether by car or public transit—and there are great job opportunities in Boston, Cambridge, and many surrounding suburbs.

There are many families in Jamaica Plain, so there is a strong sense of community. You'll find that most people are friends with their neighbors and everyone knows everyone around town. The community is surrounded by family-friendly parks and lends itself to an active lifestyle.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Jamaica Plain has a small surface area but features ample dining, entertainment, and shopping options. There are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from within walking distance or a short car ride away.

Tres Gatos is a great example of a cozy restaurant serving Spanish Tapas and delicious empanadas. The Noodle Barn uses Vietnamese cuisine to create delightful pho, banh mi sandwiches, and more.

You can also combine entertainment and dining on beer tours, like at the Sam Adams Brewery, where you get to learn about the craft beer process and taste delicious samples.

Shopping on Centre Street is one of the best perks of this neighborhood. You can find anything from home decor and furniture to clothes and accessories for all sorts of styles. If you're looking for vintage stuff, 40 South Street features pieces from the 1960s and 1980s.

Things to Do

Jamaica Plain is a small town, but the area is perfect for outdoor activities. The Arnold Arboretum, an arboretum and botanical garden that focuses on trees and woody plants, offers guided tours of its 264 acres. The Arboretum also hosts events and workshops that focus on gardening and nature.

Jamaica Pond, the main body of water in Jamaica Plain, is a great place to go for a walk or enjoy some outdoor recreation. You can also go to the Jamaicaway, a 1.5-mile bike path surrounding Jamaica Pond and offering great views of the local Boston skyline.

The community hosts many events throughout the year, such as parades, concerts, music sessions, art shows, and more.


Jamaica Plains is home to many of Boston's public schools. There are five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school, all within walking distance or a quick ride on the T. They include:

  • Joseph P Manning School
  • Mary E Curley School
  • Mission Hill School

Jamaica Plain Real Estate

Jamaica Plain feels like it's miles away from Boston but is really just a short trip away. RE/MAX Destiny considers it one of the best Boston neighborhoods to live in if you are looking for green spaces and a laid-back vibe. We're find you Jamaica Plain homes for sale that fit your wish list and make sure you can focus on what's most important - finding your dream home. Reach out to us today if you're ready to call the Boston area home.

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Demographics and Employment Data for Jamaica Plain, MA

Jamaica Plain has 15,841 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Jamaica Plain do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 37,426 people call Jamaica Plain home. The population density is 22,172.65 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

46.12 / 53.88%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Around Jamaica Plain, MA

There's plenty to do around Jamaica Plain, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Biker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Alba Produce, mica - sweet creations, and Oom Yung Doe.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.73 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.86 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.58 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.06 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.41 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.03 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

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