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8 Jamaica Plain open houses for under $500,000

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With tons of outdoor space at your doorstep and quirky architecture, Jamaica Plain deserves attention as a great place for first-time home-buyers right outside the city center.

These eight lovely homes offer plenty of outdoor space, both public and private, highlighting the numerous parks and ponds that make JP the greenest neighborhood in Boston.

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1. 51 Creighton Street, #3

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51 Creighton St
Boston, MA 02130

Open house: Sunday, 2-3 p.m.

Price: $439,000

Size: 3-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 943

The pitch: “The home sits on a larger lot that is set back from the street with plenty of front and back yard space that is fenced in, and perfect for gardening, cookouts and parties, and also offers flowering pear, peach and apple trees.”

2. 14 Forest Hills Street, #2

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14 Forest Hills St
Boston, MA 02130

Open house: Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

Price: $459,000

Size: 3-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 880

The pitch: “Tastefully decorated bright and sunny three bedroom condo perched up high above street level and can come furnished.”

3. 46-48 Carolina Avenue, #2

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48 Carolina Ave
Boston, MA 02130

Open house: Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.

Price: $425,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 796

The pitch: “First floor flexible floor plan offers spacious sun-drenched living room, sparkling kitchen and bath, high ceilings and gleaming hardwood floors.”

4. 40 Gartland Street, #3

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40 Gartland St
Boston, MA 02130

Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1 p.m.

Price: $350,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 1,238

The pitch: “Tall ceilings bring light through this top floor. Build instant equity as you refresh with your own finishes from top to bottom.”

5. 21 Boynton Street, #3

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21 Boynton St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Open house: Saturday, 12-2 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Price: $499,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 947

The pitch: “Sunny, recently renovated, floor-through condo featuring wide pine hardwood floors, inviting floor plan, in-unit laundry, easy access to a private oversized covered rear deck and roof rights.”

6. 60 Woodlawn Street, #1

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60 Woodlawn St
Boston, MA 02130

Open house: Sunday, 2-3 p.m.

Price: $499,000

Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 1,012

The pitch: “Eat-in chef's kitchens feature stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, gas cooking, and brand new cabinetry, and hardwood floors throughout.”

7. 43 Waterman Road

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43 Waterman Rd
Roslindale, MA 02131

Open house: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Price: $375,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 808

The pitch: “This detached single family is located in the sought-after Woodbourne neighborhood. This peaceful and sunny home (the skylights let the sun shine in) has and open and spacious feel.”

8. 95-97 Neponset Avenue, #2

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95 Neponset Ave
Boston, MA 02131

Open house: Sunday, 12-1 p.m.

Price: $479,000

Size: 3-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,118

The pitch: “This recently renovated home has six pristine rooms with a great layout, clean lines, rich shining hardwood floors & crown molding throughout.”

1. 51 Creighton Street, #3

51 Creighton St, Boston, MA 02130

Open house: Sunday, 2-3 p.m.

Price: $439,000

Size: 3-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 943

The pitch: “The home sits on a larger lot that is set back from the street with plenty of front and back yard space that is fenced in, and perfect for gardening, cookouts and parties, and also offers flowering pear, peach and apple trees.”

51 Creighton St
Boston, MA 02130

2. 14 Forest Hills Street, #2

14 Forest Hills St, Boston, MA 02130

Open house: Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

Price: $459,000

Size: 3-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 880

The pitch: “Tastefully decorated bright and sunny three bedroom condo perched up high above street level and can come furnished.”

14 Forest Hills St
Boston, MA 02130

3. 46-48 Carolina Avenue, #2

48 Carolina Ave, Boston, MA 02130

Open house: Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.

Price: $425,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 796

The pitch: “First floor flexible floor plan offers spacious sun-drenched living room, sparkling kitchen and bath, high ceilings and gleaming hardwood floors.”

48 Carolina Ave
Boston, MA 02130

4. 40 Gartland Street, #3

40 Gartland St, Boston, MA 02130

Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1 p.m.

Price: $350,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 1,238

The pitch: “Tall ceilings bring light through this top floor. Build instant equity as you refresh with your own finishes from top to bottom.”

40 Gartland St
Boston, MA 02130

5. 21 Boynton Street, #3

21 Boynton St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Open house: Saturday, 12-2 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Price: $499,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 947

The pitch: “Sunny, recently renovated, floor-through condo featuring wide pine hardwood floors, inviting floor plan, in-unit laundry, easy access to a private oversized covered rear deck and roof rights.”

21 Boynton St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

6. 60 Woodlawn Street, #1

60 Woodlawn St, Boston, MA 02130

Open house: Sunday, 2-3 p.m.

Price: $499,000

Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 1,012

The pitch: “Eat-in chef's kitchens feature stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, gas cooking, and brand new cabinetry, and hardwood floors throughout.”

60 Woodlawn St
Boston, MA 02130

7. 43 Waterman Road

43 Waterman Rd, Roslindale, MA 02131

Open house: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Price: $375,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 808

The pitch: “This detached single family is located in the sought-after Woodbourne neighborhood. This peaceful and sunny home (the skylights let the sun shine in) has and open and spacious feel.”

43 Waterman Rd
Roslindale, MA 02131

8. 95-97 Neponset Avenue, #2

95 Neponset Ave, Boston, MA 02131

Open house: Sunday, 12-1 p.m.

Price: $479,000

Size: 3-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,118

The pitch: “This recently renovated home has six pristine rooms with a great layout, clean lines, rich shining hardwood floors & crown molding throughout.”

95 Neponset Ave
Boston, MA 02131