Jamaica Plain is a historic neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. Simply called ‘JP’ by the locals, this is a diverse and dynamic community made up of many young families, diverse ethnic groups, and a growing gay and lesbian community. Jamaica Plain was originally part of the city of Roxbury; the area was founded by Boston Puritans who wanted more farm land. The neighborhood is six miles from the central business district of Boston.
Jamaica Plain is home to a number of corporations, including the Boston Beer Company, brewers of Samuel Adams beer. The neighborhood shares Boston’s economic health and the importance of tourism, manufacturing, finance, biotechnology, and research. Companies in the Boston area include Gillette, New Balance, Fidelity Investments, Bank of America, and Sovereign Bank. There are many opportunities for office space in the area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Jamaica Plain offers many things to see and do. The blend of cultures in the area is evident in the mix of retail businesses and restaurants. There are Cuban and Dominican Republic establishments, along with Mexican, Irish, and many others. Once of the favorite pastimes in the area is to walk, bike, or run along Jamaica Pond. This is green space that is situated on the Jamaicaway, part of Boston’s Emerald Necklace. Dining options in Boston include Canary Square, Doyle’s Café, Vee Vee, Ten Tables, Center Street Café, James Gate, and the Midway Café.
The nearest major airport to Jamaica Plain is Logan International Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights and is eight miles from the neighborhood. Another major airport in the area is Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, which has domestic flights from Manchester, New Hampshire and is 57 miles from Jamaica Plain. Boston’s public transportation system consists of commuter rail, train, bus, and water shuttles. Jamaica Plain is served by the MBTA’s bus and rail services. Major roads through the area are Centre Street, the Jamaicaway (formerly US 1), the Arborway, Washington Street, South Street and South Huntington Avenue.