"Great area for the outdoors!"
Jamaica Plain was founded by Puritans looking for farmland out of the city yet it ironically became the center of beer production in the Boston area. Although most of the breweries closed during Prohibition and never reopened, Jamaica Plain was destined to become one of Boston’s most popular areas for students, artists and a significant Hispanic population. The neighborhood probably has more parks and greenspaces than any other in the city and can boast Jamaica Pond, the largest and deepest fresh water mass in Boston. As a part of the amazing Emerald Necklace park system, it’s no wonder the area was once called ‘the Eden of America’.