Discuss: What is Your Favorite Thing About Jamaica Plain?

Jose Godoy, left, and Sana Hashnani enjoy the U-shaped bench at Jamaica Pond on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

Chris Helms

File photo: Jose Godoy, left, and Sana Hashnani enjoy the U-shaped bench at Jamaica Pond on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

There are so many great things about Jamaica Plain — the Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Pond, the people, the businesses — so many things you can’t put them all in an opening sentence.

And at one of Jamaica Plain’s best events, the Wake Up the Earth Festival, Jamaica Plain News asked people to submit what their favorite thing is about Jamaica Plain.

Here are just some of the options people wrote down. What do you think? What is your favorite thing about Jamaica Plain? There are no wrong answers. There’s kind of no right answers, too.

  • Close community
  • People
  • Grassroots activism
  • Diversity
  • Wake Up the Earth Festival
  • Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council
  • Rep. Liz Malia
  • Local businesses
  • Jamaica Pond
  • Family spirit
  • Nature
  • Access to downtown
  • Creativity of our communities and the way they mesh together
  • Quirky businesses
  • So much green space
  • Neighborhood feel (I know my neighbors)
  • Public parks
  • Access to nature
  • Green space
  • Eric Herot

    1. Walkability
    2. Great public transit
    3. Families
    4. Parks