I guess when people say:"Jamaica is bad" the are referring to South Jamaica, Queens. It can get really rough especially in the summer time close to the project buildings. But some areas in Jamaica going north are really decent and you can defiantly find a good deal there.
I do have lots of listings in Queens, you might want to give me a call at your free time my number is: 718 200 3140
Best of luck!
Isaac Benshabat/Lic. R.E Broker
Best Buy Homes