The town can be divided into three parts: downtown, referring
to the lower lying commercial areas; uptown which is the town
center and surrounding areas; and the suburbs. Mandeville was
once proclaimed the cleanest town in Jamaica, and can also stake
that claim nowadays. Growth has had its negative effects on the
town; garbage lies on the town's streets and a awful scent lies in
certain parts of the "city". The market is in the heart of
Mandeville along with the shopping arcade.
Intersection of Ward Avenue and Caledonia Road
For years Mandeville has been regarded as a place of affluence
and this idea is not easily lost amongst visitors, who sometimes
refer to it as "Little England". Driving through the town's suburbs
and upscale neighborhoods like Godfrey Lands, Balvenie and
Ingleside, leaves one with a feeling of awe of being surrounded
by wealth. Furthermore the town does not have any ghettos or
Mandeville over the years has been growing at an alarming rate.
Most of the town's lands are being bought and developed. The
price of land in Mandeville nowadays is high, the best lands are
those in the upscale neighbourhoods and overlook the town.
Mansions are abound everywhere.
One good thing about Mandeville is that all the amenities of
urban life are available here in a rural setting, a sort of 'town de a
country'. Only when it is necessary one goes into Kingston and
the difference is a wider range of services. Mandeville.......it is