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READER'S PICK
BEST PLACE TO LIVE

Jamaica Plain

JAMAICA PLAIN dwellers possess a certain fervor, a pride of place that you don’t often find for other squares in Cambridge and Boston. What is it that inspires such love and loyalty? Great food and drink, for one— Ten Tables, James’s Gate, Alchemist Lounge, the Midway, Bela Luna, Brendan Behan, and City Feed, to name a few— plus a smattering of indie shops and organizations, like Boomerangs, Bikes Not Bombs, Salmagundi, and Fat Ram’s Pumpkin Tattoo. Combine that with the sense of community, the racial mix, the creative leanings of the residents, and the huge amounts of green space, and you end up with a deserving pick for the best ’hood in Boston.
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