Jamaica Plain is a densely populated part of Jamaica Plain that is home to about 40,900 people who work in services, administrative and healthcare support professions. In the search for a new pad, go ahead and take a look at the apartments for rent in neighboring South Brookline and Jamaica Hills.
Cost of Living and Demographics
To help you make budgeting decisions, it's probably good to know that Jamaica Plain's cost of living is about 15% higher than in nearby South Brookline. On average a household in Jamaica Plain spends $138.5K/year in total expenditures. Compare these expenses to those of South Brookline, which come to around $120.2K/year.
The neighborhood of South Brookline is somewhat different from Jamaica Plain in terms of median age and the percentage of households with children, although they are more comparable by household size. In Jamaica Plain the median age is 29, while in South Brookline it's 22. In Jamaica Plain, the average household size is 2.26 inhabitants, and it's 2.68 inhabitants in South Brookline. Of households in Jamaica Plain and South Brookline, 22% and 36% have children, respectively.
The household average income in Jamaica Plain is higher than that of households in South Brookline, and residents in Jamaica Plain are well-educated. Its average household income is $235.1K/year while the median income is $141,070. Compare this to South Brookline, where the average income is $198.7K and the median is $130,385. In addition to that, 20% of people in Jamaica Plain have attained a master's degree or higher.
Eating, Drinking and Recreation
Because moving can be messy, narrow your search for the perfect place by using our site's apartment ratings and reviews. For those who value convenience, Centre St. and South St. are a couple popular streets in Jamaica Plain with numerous dining, drinking and business establishments. Have a little fun finding your next place in Jamaica Plain with help from our apartment finder tool.
Wine and dine with family and friends in Jamaica Plain with dinner at Ten Tables Jamaica Plain and drinks at Mission Bar & Grill. Jamaica Plain is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, with options like beer and ale, pizza and deli snacks. Steal a sip of what the neighborhood has to offer, and check out Brendan Behan Pub and Flann O'briens, a few popular nearby establishments. Sometimes food that is fast or familiar is all that will do. In such cases, Domino's Pizza and Subway are both around the proverbial corner.
Take in some fresh air at Mission Hill Recreation Ctr. Those who follow the arts should check out Freelance Players Inc. It is on Centre St., when you need more culture in your life.
For a more comprehensive list of places to eat, drink and be merry in Jamaica Plain, check out the Yelp page.
When short on food and other household supplies, there are a number of options within minutes of home for residents living in Jamaica Plain. To name a few, Crystal Fruit and Edianis Market are both located on Centre St. Help yourself to breakfast on-the-go and swing by a local bakery. Mike's Donut Shop is nearby on Tremont St. and Mike's Donuts, another neighborhood bakery, is also on Tremont St. Additionally, the neighborhood is home to a few more universally familiar grocer chain stores, such as Stop & Shop Supermarket and Whole Foods Market.
The Jamaica Plain area provides residents with numerous retail options, such as Wan Convenient Store and Fernandez Spa & Liquors, where shoppers can quickly and easily find what they're looking for. Additional retail shopping includes South Huntington Market.
Neighborhood Schools and Districts
The schools near the apartments in Jamaica Plain are The English High School, Match Charter Public Middle School and Curley K-8 School. As school district boundaries are not necessarily congruent with county lines, it's important to confer with local school district authorities to confirm that the apartments for rent you are most interested in are also served by the schools you prefer.
Roxbury Preparatory Charter (District) provides one middle school, with student-body populations and student-teacher ratios similar to Boston district. Boston district has more blue ribbons and a higher Great Schools score than the Roxbury Preparatory Charter (District).