Jamaica Plain (JP) is a classic streetcar suburb of Boston. Located southwest of Downtown Boston, Jamaica Plain has consistently been an important center for residential life, arts, and commerce for the City of Boston. JP's residential streets, filled with iconic triple-decker houses in imaginative colors, are home to families, growing communities, and young professionals. A real jewel of JP is 68-acre Jamaica Pond. It is popular with local residents for fishing, sailing, and running along its 1.5 mile shore path. Jamaica Plain is easily accessible by the Southwest Corridor, MBTA trains, and buses. The main transit hub for the area is Forest Hill Station.