For Sale/Rent

Five Jamaica Plain Apartments For Rent Near Jamaica Pond

Still doing the last-minute apartment shuffle? These lovely pondside units are all available for September 1—and one is open for August 1, for $1,000 per roomie.


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Apartment hunting in Boston is overwhelming for a whole slew of reasons—heavy competition, pricing, and spiraling out of control on Craigslist are just a few of them. So, for your convenience, we’re highlighting a few Zumper listings with one unique characteristic. This round, it’s places in Jamaica Plain situated within easy walking distance of the pond—because scenic strolls around the pond is one of the best parts of living in JP.

Below, peruse five apartments for rent in Jamaica Plain with close proximity to the pond.

2 Greenough Ave., Jamaica Plain
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $3,000 per month

If you and your roommates are still looking for a place to crash next month, this spacious three-bedroom is still available for August 1 for $1,000 per person. The interior shines with a fresh layer of paint, refinished hardwood, and even a reglazed clawfoot tub—equipped with a curtain rod for showers. Located in central JP, it takes just 10 minutes to walk to the Orange Line at Green Street or to the edge of Jamaica Pond, and half that time to arrive at the original J.P. Licks.

61 Pond St. #B, Jamaica Plain
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,500 per month

It would be a little disappointing if an address on Pond Street had no water in sight, but this pondside apartment is playing no such games. Though these two bedrooms live on the basement floor, all it takes to enjoy the serene water vistas is to head upstairs, down the gated driveway, and voila: You’re at the Emerald Necklace. Plus, the gorgeous Victorian home maintains its historic architecture, but a chic new renovation brings the interior up to date.

865 Centre St. #1, Jamaica Plain
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,800 per month

This isn’t some glorified studio with a tight bedroom opening into a tiny kitchenette. These first-floor digs are roomy, featuring a dining room with a built-in hutch and a separate living room, partitioned off by French doors. And it’s situated right on Center Street, midway between the Arnold Arboretum and Jamaica Pond.

29 Pershing Road #2, Jamaica Plain
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,700 per month

In city apartments, fireplaces are decorative nine out of 10 times—but not so in this cozy two-bed. In addition to a functional gas fireplace, this unit also sports a bonus office and sunroom, a front and back porch, in-unit laundry, one garage parking spot, and a shared backyard patio.

30 Beaufort Road #3, Jamaica Plain

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $3,500 per month

When they need a quick afternoon walk, take your pups for a stroll around the beautifully landscaped interior courtyard at the center of this brick residential building. Up on the top floor, this pet-friendly unit enjoys bathroom and kitchen renovations from 2018 and 2019. Complementing the new recessed lighting, stainless appliances, and slate-hued cabinetry are warm heart pine floors, wooden millwork, and a grand wooden fireplace hearth. For weekday commutes, this unit is a half mile from the Stony Brook T stop, and for weekend walks, it’s a short block from the pond.

Note: Although Zumper’s apartment inventory is updated in real time, these listings are not guaranteed to be available. Check in with a listing’s leasing office to confirm availability and to schedule tours.

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