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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Jamaica Plain is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 37,536. Jamaica Plain is in Suffolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Jamaica Plain offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Jamaica Plain there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Jamaica Plain and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Jamaica Plain are above average.
About Jamaica Plain...
Population
37,536

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$529,874
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,478
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    171.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    195.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    397.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,558.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    218.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$88,805
National
$55,322
Families with Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Jamaica Plain is a wonderful place to live, if you are looking for a place in the city but also somewhat suburban. The people in this neighborhood are very friendly and the ethnic backgrounds of those people are very diverse. If you want to go to downtown Boston, you take the train and be there in less than 30 minutes. If you like to take walks and or ride bikes, you easily find the bike and walking trails along the green street and and stony brook train stations. If you want to hang out and get a bite to eat, centre street has a wide variety of restaurants and if you wanted to go shopping there are stores along the way. Overall Jamaica Plain is a city within a city and there is always a lot to do and ways to meet new people!
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Jamaica Plain is a wonderful small town within Boston. The shops are mostly local, and the food is incredible. People are very friendly and the neighborhood is relatively diverse. The area is pretty safe and there is still free street parking!
I have recently moved to Jamaica Plain MA with my husband. We loved the neighborhood so much!! We used to live in San Francisco and Philadelphia. So we’ve been to a lot of places. I have to say Jamaica Plain is a gem! It’s a safe neighborhood with a lot of things to offer. There’s wholefoods, coffee shops, unique restaurants and bars. It is very close to back bay and downtown Boston. People here are very friendly. Definitely recommend to live here if you are a young couple or starting a family.