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Jamaica Plain
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Jamaica Plain is a neighborhood of 4.4 square miles (11 km2) in Boston, Massachusetts, US. Founded by Boston Puritans seeking farm land to the south, it was originally part of the town of Roxbury. The community seceded from Roxbury as a part of the new town of West Roxbury in 1851, and became part of Boston when West Roxbury was annexed to Boston in 1874. In the 19th century, Jamaica Plain became one of the first streetcar suburbs in America and home to a significant portion of Boston's Emerald Necklace of parks, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. According to the 2010 Census, it had a population of 37,468.

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This neighborhood is one of the good ones, because everything such as school, shopping centers, grocery stores ,or even legal/ state offices are within a 10 minute drive or 15 minute public transit accessible. Its quiet, but busy friendly for kids and elderly folks.
It's a very diverse neighborhood as to age, ethnic groups and sexual orientation. We have a great public library and also a pond with a walkway around it.
My neighborghood is all ages friendly because it is safe, it has a police station nearby, it also has ramps for the elderly and people with disabilities. There are also festivals within the neighborhood like Earth Day which is inclusive for all ages. There is also a middle school nearny and sigs for cars to drive slow and mindful of the children around.
Meet friendly people, families at the library every week and also when I shop at Whole Foods. Also diverse people attend my church - many different nationalities.
It's a very diverse neighborhood as to age, ethnic groups and sexual orientation. We have a great public library and also a pond with a walkway around it.

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How did Massachusetts earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Massachusetts has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Massachusetts does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Massachusetts has an effective property tax rate of 1.21%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Massachusetts earned its state tax grade of C.

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