Some people love the big city. Others can’t live without access to nature.
Bostonians, however, get the best of both worlds.
Especially when compared to other major American cities, Boston is a verdant wonderland, a place where nature and civilization seamlessly intertwine, where ultra-hip nightlife and earthy, natural green spaces coexist in harmony. And no other Boston neighborhood embodies this duality quite like Jamaica Plain. Take a trip to the Arnold Arboretum or Jamaica Pond, then partake in some of the best vintage shopping, bars, and live music venues that Boston has to offer
In this spirit of having it all without compromise, we present some of the best places to live in Boston: our top 5 luxury apartment buildings in Jamaica Plain. There is magic in thinking big!
Nine-foot tall ceilings. Six-foot-tall windows. And gorgeous views of the park that is its namesake. If you’re looking for an elegant, unhurried brand of luxury living, the Bell might ring true. The kitchen space brings the stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and designer cabinets that can make your everyday tasks into anything but “routine.” With cozy plush carpets, hardwood floors, and a washer and dryer in your apartment, Bell Olmsted Park’s apartments tick all the right boxes.
Step outside of the apartment itself, and the amenities keep on rolling. From underground parking, outdoor fireplace and grills, and its own green space and courtyard, Bell’s 24-hour services are particularly noteworthy. From concierge service and maintenance, to an always-open java bar and lounge, Bell Olmsted Park makes a fantastic home for those who value amenities that bend to fit their schedule, not the other way around.
Standing at 101 S. Huntington Ave., this gorgeous luxury apartment building hosts some of the best apartments in Jamaica Plain, or Greater Boston, for that matter. Pet-friendly and handicap accessible, Serenity’s amenities — 24-hour concierge service, direct-access garage parking, resident lounge, private courtyard, and so on — stand toe to toe with the best luxury apartments in Boston. The genuinely stunning decor — check their Instagram for yourself — is just the icing on the cake.
A stone’s throw from the Heath Street T stop, Brookline Village, and Whole Foods, Serenity offers some truly awe-inspiring views of the city, and genuinely luxe apartment living on S. Huntington Ave.
Plenty of apartments claim to be pet-friendly: but how many of them have a private dog park, or pet-washing station/grooming room? That’s just the tip of the iceberg in the active lifestyle-friendly MetroMark luxury apartments.
Trumpeting your good location in a neighborhood that is, to be fair, mostly good locations is a bold move: but situated on Washington St. by the Arborway, MetroMark has a good point. With absurdly good access to the Orange Line and Commuter Rail, this luxury apartment building is an excellent choice for renters looking to go carless. The amenities reinforce this, with a bike repair shop and covered bike storage, though they also boast several electric car charging stations.
Add in a rooftop sundeck, multiple courtyards with grills and fireplaces, entertainment & game rooms, and an in-house fitness center and yoga studio — in addition to the amenities you’d expect from Boston’s best luxury apartments — and you’ve got a modern luxury apartment for modern tastes.
A mix of classic brownstone brick and sleek modern construction, the apartments at 225 Centre Street are quintessentially Bostonian in blending historical charm with modern urban sophistication. Standing proud in the middle of Jackson Square, 225 Center not only has direct access to the Orange Line through its own T stop, it also shares an address with Jamaica Mi Hungry, the first Boston storefront for the beloved food truck.
Obviously, nearby restaurants and public transportation do not a luxury apartment make, but it’s difficult to overstate just how convenient it is to have a T stop right outside your door. But nestled snugly in the SW Corridor Park, the grand, sweeping views of Downtown and Fort Hill — combined with the on-site Zipcar, off-street parking, climate-controlled bike storage, tile baths, and other amenities — create a sophisticated luxury living experience in the heart of Boston.
Remix culture meets luxury amenities in this historic renovation of 1920’s brownstone architecture, brought a century — or more — into the future by the architects at Shepley Bulfinch. If your tastes run towards the hip, vibrant, and a little off the beaten path, the Brynx speaks your language.
Plenty of luxury apartments have an onsite fitness center, but the Brynx’s sports a rock climbing wall. Other buildings have an array of floorplans: the Brynx has multiple one-of-a-kind units, owing to its prewar construction. And while they’re not the first apartment building with a referral program, they just might be the first with easy links on their front page to contact current residents and see what they think. If you want to live in a luxury apartment as forward-thinking and bold as you are, then you just might have found a home in JP’s Brynx.
Luxury, as you Like It
As a diverse and thriving community, the best luxury apartments in Jamaica Plain likewise offer a wide array of different experiences for their residents. Classical refinement? Urbane sophistication? An extension of the natural green space for you and your pet(s)? Jamaica Plain’s best luxury apartments have wildly different answers for what the ideal living situation looks like.
Lucky us, then: no matter what your perfect luxury apartment entails, chances are you can find it in Jamaica Plain. So take a look... but be advised: you risk falling in love with these gorgeous luxury apartments.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you.