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This Week's Featured Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain

The Streetcar Suburb of Boston

Often referred to as "JP" by locals, Jamaica Plain is one of Boston's most diverse and dynamic neighborhoods. The ethnically diverse population in Jamaica Plain is reflected in its local businesses with a blend of cultural restaurants lining Centre Street, one of its main streets.

Located west of Roxbury, this neighborhood plays host to one of the first streetcar suburbs in America and is home to the majority of Boston's Emerald Necklace of parks. In Jamaica Plain, residents and visitors enjoy walking, biking, and running along Jamaica Pond situated on the Jamaicaway.

JP is an up-and-coming neighborhood that has seen a lot of recent improvements in both its homes and local businesses. Many of the businesses in Hyde Square have been dramatically renovated with new lighting, paint jobs, and more. Overall Jamaica Plain is a neighborhood that is seeing constant improvements throughout making it a great neighborhood to live in.

Some restaurants include: Ten Tables: 397 Centre Street The Haven: (Scottish) 2 Perkins Street Doyle's Café: (Irish) 3484 Washington Street Vee Vee: (American) 763 Centre Street Tres Gatos: (Tapas) 470 Centre Street

Some shopping stores include: Boing! JP's Toy Store: 667 Centre Street Boomerangs: 716 Centre Street

Some bars & pubs include: Brendan Behan Pub: 378 Centre Street Costello's Tavern: 723 Centre Street

Be sure to let us know your favorite spots in Jamaica Plain by commenting on our Facebook! For more information on Jamaica Plain, feel free to message our Rental Agents directly at our new rentals Facebook page, Charles Rentals.

For Jamaica Plain listings please visit our website http://www.thecharlesrealty.com/.

Sources: cityofboston.gov