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Jamaica Plain Moving Company

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Shortly after the founding of Boston and Roxbury in 1630, William Heath’s family and three others settled on land just south of Parker Hill in what is now Jamaica Plain. In the next few years, William Curtis, John May and others set up farms nearby along Stony Brook, which flowed from south to north from Turtle Pond (in Hyde Park) to an outlet in the Charles River marshes in the current filled-in Fens area of Boston. John Polley followed with a farm which he purchased from Lt. Joshua Hewe in 1659 at the site of the present day Soldier’s Monument at the intersection of South and Centre streets, closer to the “Great Pond”, later known as Jamaica Pond. Later, for services rendered during the Pequot War, Joseph Weld received a grant of 278 acres (1.1 km2) of land between South Street and Centre Street. His son John later built a home along South Street in what is now the Arnold Arboretum, and his descendants continued to live in the area for many generations.

In the late 17th century, the name “Jamaica” first appears for the area of Roxbury between Stony Brook and the Great Pond. There are a number of theories regarding the origin of the name “Jamaica Plain”. A well-known theory traces the origin to “Jamaica rum”, a reference to Jamaican cane sugar’s role in the Triangle Trade of sugar, rum, and slaves. Another explanation is that “Jamaica”, though a different letter “A” pronunciation, is an Anglicization of the name of Kuchamakin, who was regent for the young Chickatawbut, sachem (chief) of the Massachusett tribe.

On some maps, until the mid-19th century, the area was marked as “Jamaica Plains”.

By the turn of the 21st century, the neighborhood had attracted a large community of college-educated professionals, political activists and artists.

Hyde, Jackson, and Egleston Squares have significant Spanish-speaking populations mainly from the Dominican Republic, but also from Puerto Rico and Cuba. As of 2010 the ethnic make-up of Jamaica Plain was 38% Non-Hispanic White, 33% Hispanic or Latino, 20% Non-Hispanic Black or African-American, 6% Asian-American, 3% Other.

In 2016, the neighborhood between Jackson Square and Hyde Square was officially designated the “Latin Quarter” by the city of Boston, after years of informal recognition by residents, Latin activists, and local politicians. The area has a large number of Latin owned businesses and residents, and is the center of local festivals, churches, and activist groups, such as La Piñata, the ¡Viva! el Latin Quarter project of the Hyde Square Task Force, and nearby Vida Urbana. The newspaper El Mundo is based in Hyde Square.

The elimination of redlining and the stabilization of the real estate market in the late 1970s and the redevelopment of the Southwest Corridor set the stage for gentrification that began in the 1990s. A hot real estate market has driven dramatic increases in the value of older homes in the Parkside, Pondside and Sumner Hill neighborhoods and conversion of some larger residential properties and older commercial buildings into condominia. Numerous formerly vacant structures are being converted to residential use, among them the ABC Brewery, the Gormley Funeral Home, the Eblana Brewery, the Oliver Ditson Company, 319 Centre Street, Jackson Square, JP Cohousing, Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady of the Way, and 80 Bickford Street.

The oldest community theatre in the US, Footlight Club, is located in this neighborhood.

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JAMAICA PLAIN SERVICES

LOCAL MOVING

We provide exceptional local moving services for residents in the Greater Boston Area.

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LOCAL MOVES

LOCAL MOVES

All moves less than 35 miles from origin to final delivery address are considered local and based on hourly rate with 3-hour minimum charge and 15 minute increment charge policy. We service local moves in Boston. Hourly rates vary depending on a crew size and calendar date (check our pricing page). There is an additional equipment fee that includes a fully equipped truck (if required) with dollies, tools, moving pads and equipment in order to protect your furniture.

Local South Carolina Moves

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How local moves are charged:

Move time starts once movers arrive at your origin address and ends when movers finish unloading at the destination address.

{{basicsettings.company_name}} Movers reserve the right:

  • To choose the number of movers needed for each job, depending on our current schedule, availability, weather conditions etc., while meeting the expectations of the customer.
  • To send additional men and/or truck, if we anticipate your job will require additional time or services.

**Additional charges will apply accordingly (check our pricing page). Please note, that additional movers will not significantly change your final bill, as the move itself proceeds more efficiently with additional movers.

Example (2 Bedroom Apartment with Living Room):

2 movers x 4-5 hrs. (@$90/hr.) = $360 – $450

3 movers x 3-3.5 hrs. (@135/hr.) = $405-$472

4 movers x 2.25-2.75 hrs. (@$180/hr.) = 405-$495

MOVE REQUEST

To book a move with a {{basicsettings.company_name}}Certified Move Team please follow these steps:

​Step 1: ​ Get a quick estimate on our website. This step takes less than 30 seconds and gets you in our system, while providing you with an estimate. Estimates are based on database averages for generally similar moves. (For 3+ Bedroom moves we recommend a complimentary in-home consultation. Please contact our Client Care Manager to schedule your consultation at 8{{basicsettings.company_phone}}).

Step 2: Or you may submit a completed request, so that we can provide you with a more accurate estimate and check our availability for your move. We strive to send out all estimates within 24 hours and inform you if your requested move date is available. Please expect an additional day for all weekend requests.

Step 3: You will now have an option to confirm your request. To book a move with {{basicsettings.company_name}} Movers you will receive a confirmation email from our office. This email is important because it’s  proof of your reservation with us. The confirmation email will also provide you with important information regarding your move and {{basicsettings.company_name}} policies. Our main purpose is providing you with exceptional customer service. Providing you with as many options as you need and forming the best plan for success on your move day.

What does your move start time mean?

If you have scheduled a morning appointment for 9am or 10am then your moving crew should arrive at the scheduled time (sometimes they are a few minutes early or late depending on weather or traffic). You will receive a phone call from your Crew Leader once they are 15 minutes from your origin location.

The most common reason for additional time to estimated hours is, incomplete information provided by a customer.

Your confirmation email asks you double check your inventory list and let us know if there are any changes, 3 days prior to your move. We also need to know if any item(s) require significant disassembly, fitness equipment, executive desks, entertainment centers, etc.

If {{basicsettings.company_name}} movers arrive to a move and find they are now being asked to move 4 extra pieces of furniture and 15 additional boxes, this will not only add to the time needed, but can also add to the number of trucks needed for a move. If a wall unit has dozens of pieces of hardware and requires 40 minutes of disassembly, the movers will fall behind schedule. Every extra item or service takes time, and while we are happy to assist you with whatever you need, we do ask that you provide us with that information beforehand, so we can provide you with the service you deserve.

PAYMENT METHODS

For local moves, you must pay in full at completion of your job. Unless otherwise arranged, payment for labor only, local and long distance moves is due in full at the end of the job by cash or check. We accept Credit Card Payments (VISA/MC/DISCOVER/AMEX) for any move less than $2,500.

LABOR ONLY SERVICES.

We can provide all the moving labor necessary to load or unload your moving truck or storage container. Whether you rent a U-Haul, Penske, Ryder, Enterprise, or Budget, or chose one of the many container services, you can still enjoy a professional move. Bell Air Moving Certified Move Teams will meet you and load or unload your truck or container. Even though you do not need a moving truck for your service, we send our crews in a truck. Our moving trucks are not only the source of transportation for our team, but they are fully equipped with all the necessary tools and equipment, movers need to provide professional service without delays. Our trucks are equipped with several sizes of boxes, tape, shrink-wrap, ratchet straps, dollies, of course, all the necessary tools, required for disassembly of any furniture. We come prepared for any service you may need.

IN HOUSE MOVES

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LONG DISTANCE MOVING

Don’t let your long distance move cause you stress or anxiety, {{basicsettings.company_name}} is equipped to handle every aspect of moving your life from one city to another with expedited services.

PACKING SERVICES

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STORAGE

Full storage service you can trust. Whether you need short or long term storage, we have an option to meet your needs.

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