Jamaica Plain, often called "JP" by locals, is known as one of the greenest neighborhoods in Boston. Often referred to as the "Eden of America" in the 19th century, Jamaica Plain offers a host of parks such as Olmsted Park, Jamaica Pond, Arnold Arboretum, and Franklin Park. Access to the city is serviced by the MBTA's Green and Orange Lines, along with connecting bus service. Residents and visitors enjoy many bicycle and walking paths that run through the green space, such as the Pierre Lallement path and many more that run along the Riverway and Jamaicaway. Restaurants with a diverse selection of cuisines line Centre Street, a main street in Jamaica Plain. There are 15 distinct neighborhoods in JP, including Moss Hill, Pondsdale, South Huntington, Hyde Square, Jackson Square, Egleston Square, Central JP, South JP, Stonybrook, Parkside, Woodbourne, Brookside, Sumner Hill, Union Ave, & Forest Hills.
The Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston was erected around the Romanesque Revival Style “Mission Church” that was built there in 1892. It is immediately north of Jamaica Plain, and borders Roxbury and Brookline. Mission Hill includes Brigham Circle and overlaps much of the Longwood Medical Area. The neighborhood is serviced by both the MBTA Orange Line and the E Branch of the Green Line. The Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park, formerly Puddingstone Park is a 6.2 acre preservation area on top of the Hill and the Boston Globe named this area one of 25 "Best ZIP Codes in Massachusetts”.