Posts in Jamaica
This beautiful Hi-Ranch house in Jamaica is reminiscent of Greco-Roman influences, with the pointed arch doorway and roof.
This house in Jamaica has a brick exterior and is built in a low, square design.
This house in Jamaica is clean and well kept, with a beautiful brick staircase and small front garden.
This beautiful corner house in Jamaica has a huge front yard and is bordered by trees.
This Queens colonial is located in Jamaica and has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, along with 2 kitchens, as it is a two family home.
With a beautiful brick exterior and a flat low roof, this house in Holliswood is a fantastic catch.
This apartment in Jamaica, Queens is in a prime location. The E & F trains, as well as other modes of public transportation, such as buses, are within short walking distance.
This colonial in Jamaica comes with the works. On the first floor, there is a spacious living area, a formal dining room, an eat in kitchen, and a den.
Why "Jamaica?" In 1656, Peter Stuyvesant, the Dutch Governor, granted a group of English settlers a grant to settle in the land that we now call "Jamaica." At first, Stuyvesant dubbed the town "Rustdorp," which is Dutch for "rest town." However, the English gained control of the settlement in 1664, and began referring to the land as "Jameco," after the Canarsie tribe's word for "beaver." Over time, "Jameco" became "Jamaica." While the country "Jamaica" shares the same name, their origins are different, as the country gets its name from the Taino word "Xaymaca," meaning "land of wood and water." Peter Stuyvesant Dutch Church in the 1700s Colonial Settlement In its early days, Jamaica was settled by a group of English families.