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First Thursday Art Walk, February 2nd 6-8pm


Join us Thursday, February 2nd, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6-8pm! Work from our featured artist, Joann Boback, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artists!

When: February 2nd 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!


About Joann Boback

Thru the inspiration of the postwar artists I face my own limitations and barriers; as well as my creative skills. The desire to overcome one’s limitations is only magnified by the time spent doing it. Style develops from your inner self as it relates to your life and I am constantly digging deeper.

Represented at:
Colo Colo Gallery, New Bedford
Galatea Fine Art, Boston
deCordova Corporate Loan Program

Learn more at joannbobackart.com or email her at joannboback@gmail.com


Featured Listing: 32 Lourdes Avenue, Jamaica Plain

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Featured Listing: 32 Lourdes Avenue – Jamaica Plain

Offered at $700,000

Single Family Alternative. Corner townhouse boasting three full floors of modern living space. Three private outdoor spaces, large bedrooms, bathroom on each level, a full basement for storage and off-street parking are a few of the amenities. Kick your shoes off in the foyer, enjoy the toasty gas fireplace while looking out your double glass doors for your private porch. Open kitchen/dining/living layout on the first floor. Second floor is a great space with two bedrooms and full bath. Third floor master suite with bonus office/sitting room. 3 zone heating. Dog Friendly Association. Colorful landscaping foliage: perennial plantings – peonies, hydrangea bushes in front, lilac, forsythias, blueberry bushes, and burning bushes in back. Live the good life at 32 Lourdes Ave.

Learn more at 32lourdes.com

Nextdoor Realty Team
Josh Brett | 617.543.4185
Susan Scheele | 857.472.4653

Featured Rental: Polished Penthouse in Jamaica Plain

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Exclusive Listing – O’Leary Way, Jamaica Plain

$2,100/month, Available March 1st

This top floor 3 bedroom condo is five minutes from T and bus lines that give you access to Downtown Boston, the Longwood Medical Area, and Harvard Square. Lots of windows, wood floors, eat-in-kitchen, and big closets. Laundry is in the basement. The rent includes heat, hot water, and one off-street parking spot.

To learn more, contact our rental department at:
617.264.7900 (Brookline) or 617.522.2200 (JP), rentals@unlimitedsir.com

Check out the O’Leary Way rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

First Thursday Art Walk – November 3rd, 6-8pm


Join us Thursday, November 3rd, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6-8pm! Work from our featured artist, Julie Gray, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artists!

When: November 3rd 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!


About Julie Gray

Julie creates her white line prints with a focus on the feeling and expression of an object or scene rather than on creating a realistic re-creation. She has been working in the white line print medium for about 5 years. Julie studied the method of printmaking under Kathryn Smith at the Provincetown Art Museum. While she has spent a lot of time working in watercolors, Julie was drawn to the white line method for its process and physical aspects; creating an image, transferring the image to wood, and finally printing the image from the wood block.

EXPLORE: Living in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

With a very different style that distinguishes itself from more traditional Boston neighborhoods, exhibited by their eclectic restaurants and avant-garde charm, it’s hard to categorize Jamaica Plain, or JP as locals call it, as it is so unique.

Home to many of the jewels in the “Emerald Necklace”, Jamaica Plain has an abundance of green space for the outdoor enthusiast. This, combined with its artsy flair, easy access to downtown, and community feel make Jamaica Plain a top destination for Boston area residents.


Outdoor Attractions
Once called the “Eden of America,” Jamaica Plain is bursting with natural beauty. The Arnold Arboretum, which is maintained by Harvard University, encompasses over 281 acres of unique horticulture. In addition to the Arboretum, Franklin Park, home of the Franklin Park Zoo, is known as Boston’s largest public park*. While technically not in JP, it does border almost the entire east side of the neighborhood and allots JP residents easy access to walking trails, golfing, playgrounds, sports areas, and more. Other outdoor attractions include Olmsted Park and Jamaica Pond, which are also a part of the “Emerald Necklace”.47 Holbrook Aerial

Close to Northeastern University, Longwood Medical Area, and Wheelock College, JP attracts a diverse population including students, young professionals, and families who call it home. Together with JP’s established community, they have formed an energetic and open-minded community. According to Trendgraphix, the average price for single-family and condo homes over the last year was $580,000 making this one of the more affordable neighborhoods in Boston.

As one of the first “streetcar suburbs” in America, JP is an ideal commuter location with access to commuter rail connections, bus routes, and both the Green and Orange Line trains.

JP is also known for hosting numerous bicycle paths such as the Pierre Lallement Path which runs from Forest Hills to Back Bay, where you can hook into other bike paths depending on your destination. In addition, there are several other pathways that wind along the Jamaicaway and Riverway for a scenic ride into Brookline, Fenway/Kenmore, or the Longwood Medical Center.


Dining and Entertainment
Foodies rejoice – Jamaica Plain’s restaurant scene is unbeatable, catering to every palate and budget while retaining top-notch charm. Local favorites include JP Seafood Café, Tres Gatos, Noodle Barn, and City Feed for their spectacular meals and atmospheres. jamaica-plain-best-of-71-of-89After enjoying lunch or dinner wander into a bakery or café for fantastic dessert options, like the cupcakes from Monumental Cupcakes and the celebrated ice cream flavors at JP Licks.

Even with its level of trendy restaurants and modern taste, Jamaica Plain still holds on to its historical roots via notable attractions and events throughout the year including exhibits and concerts at the Loring-Greenough House, community theatre at the Footlight Club and art exhibits at the Hallway Gallery.

To learn more about Jamaica Plain and see the latest listings in the area, click here.

*according to Boston.gov and Wikipedia,
Jamaica Plain image courtesy of Agent BJ Ray

First Thursday Art Walk – October 6th, 6-8pm

Join us Thursday, October 6th, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6-8pm! Work from our featured artist, Joni Lohr, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artists!

October 6th 6-8pm
673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!


About Joni Lohr

Joni has been a photographer for 48 years. Her interests are varied but she carries camera everywhere and photographs everything.  Joni has always loved photographing people and documenting events, but has recently discovered abandoned buildings and a whole world of photographers who capture these structures that once were and are on the way to being no more. This month Joni presents her photographs in a show entitled, “Abandoned & On the Street”.


Featured Listing: Exquisite Pondside Single Family Colonial

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66 Pershing Road – Jamaica Plain

Offered at $1,200,000

Make your home on Jamaica Plain’s Pondside in this meticulously maintained and lovingly improved upon American foursquare colonial single family. Traditional craftsmanship and ornamentation transition seamlessly into modern updates throughout the 2300+ sq.ft. of living space. Pristine gum-wood warmly accents the foyer and living area with timeless charm and appeal. The generous living/family room features beamed ceilings, and a wood-burning fireplace flanked by custom shelving for your library. There’s also an office/den separated by French doors (one of three sets in the home). Across the foyer, a most elegant, gum-wood wainscoted, dining room warmly invites you, your family and your guests to enjoy meals and merriment for years to come. The kitchen, with its rustic finishes is the perfect blend of modern and early 20th Century design. Of course, being so close to Jamaica Pond and Centre Street is just one more reason to love this home.

Learn more at 66pershing.com

Open Houses: Sat, 9/17 1:00-2:30pm and Sun, 9/18 11:30am-1:30pm

The BJ Ray Team | 857.288.8980 | bjrayteam.com
BJ Ray – bj.ray@unlimitedsir.com
Meredith Smith – meredith.smith@unlimitedsir.com

Featured Rental: 5 Bedroom Home with Great Back Deck, Patio and Yard

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Exclusive Listing – Peter Parley Road, Jamaica Plain

$4500/month, available now.

This 5 bed, 2.5 bath, 3000 sq.ft. single family house is brand new to market, boasting a modern kitchen, living and dining rooms, wood floors, in-unit laundry, and 3 – 4 car parking in the heated driveway. There’s a back deck, patio, and small yard.

Learn more, contact our rental departments at:
617.264.7900 (Brookline) or 617.522.2200 (JP), rentals@unlimitedsir.com



Supporting the Jamaica Plain Art Scene

September is one of our favorite months as we celebrate local artists in and around Jamaica Plain at two local events.

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We’re proud sponsors of the Gallery for the month of September, which includes an Opening Reception being held on Friday, September 2 from 6-9pm and Gallery blitz during JP Open Studios on September 17th and 18th. Learn more here.

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Later this month, often called one of the most Family Friendly arts events, The Jamaica Plain Open Studios’ (JPOS) annual celebration of the arts in Jamaica Plain will be held on September 17 and 18 from 11am-6pm. The event gives the public and artists an opportunity to connect, converse and deal in art works. Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty will be hosting several artists throughout the weekend. Learn more here.

Also, don’t forget to stop by our JP Office at 673 Centre Street for First Thursday on September 1st from 6-8pm. Food and refreshments will be provided and you’ll see work from our featured artists.



New to Market: Historic Meehan Stable Property

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14 Meehan Street – Jamaica Plain

Offered at $975,000

Mixed-Use 3 unit. Zoned as local Industrial, the building currently includes a ‘1 car garage’ on the 1,200 sq.ft. 1st level, an artist studio on the 2nd level and a 3 bedroom residential apartment on the 3rd level. The driveway leads directly into 1,200 sq.ft. of open raw space (‘1 Car Garage’). 2nd floor also boasts an open floor plan with exposed beams, brick walls, high ceilings and wood flooring. Windows cover 3 walls allowing natural light to flood the space. 2nd floor has an office nook, full bath and kitchenette. 3rd floor loft-style apartment has an open floor plan for the living, dining and kitchen area with inlaid wood flooring. 3 bedrooms and a full bath. The basement houses updated systems which include on demand hot water, building-wide sprinkler system, sump pump, gas fired, on-demand hot water and laundry hookups. Unique opportunity exists for the new owner of the iconic Meehan Stable, built by Doyle’s Café founder, Patrick Doyle, circa 1896-1905. This home is only 1 Block from Doyle’s Café!

Open Houses: Sat. 8/27 12-1:30pm, Sun. 8/28 12-1:30pm, and Mon. 8/29 5-6pm

Learn more at 14meehan.com

Listing Agents:
Josh Brett, 617.543.4185, josh.brett@unlimitedsir.com
Susan Scheele, 857.472.4653, susan.scheele@unlimitedsir.com