Houghs Neck is a sea side community, and one of three peninsulars within the City of Quincy.
Houghs Neck was at one time a farm owned by Atherton Hough. This is where Houghs Neck got its name. The elementary school is also named Atherton Hough School.
Houghs Neck was originally a cottage community and was the old Cape before the highway (route 3) was built to take us to what we now know as Cape Cod. People came from all over to summer in Houghs Neck.
The area used to be lined with boat rental yards because of the excellent fishing in the area. In fact, Houghs Neck at one time was known as the Flounder Fishing capital of the world. As the harbor became polluted, the flounder, which are bottom feeding fish, began to die off. Now that the harbor is being cleaned up, the flounder population is starting to return. TheHarbor Cleean-up was ordered by a Federal Judge. As part of the clean-up, the sewerage pumping station in Houghs Neck was closed as a new treatment plant was built on one of the Boston Harbor Islands. The former pumping station is now a park at the tip of Houghs Neck. There is a parking area, and trails for walking and jogging, or just relaxing and enjoying the water views, as well as, views of the Boston Skyline.
Houghs Neck used tobe all cottages at one time. They have all been winterized as year round homes now, and many have been torn down with newer houses being built on the land.Today single family homes in Houghs Neck range from $149,900 to $575,000 based on what is currently on the market in the MLS and Realtor.com, Trulia Houses for Sale.
Houghs Neck is a great family community with several beaches and is kind of off the beaten path from the rest of the city. The residents of the area are referred to as Necker's and have much pride in their community. Houghs Neck has something for everyone. From fishermen to boaters to those who just love the beach, being a penninsular, the water is never far away. The views are incredible.
Water View From Manet Ave, Houghs Neck.
Water View from Spring St Houghs Neck
Looking for something that doesn't include water? Houghs Neck has Ball Fields, and Brill Field also has a playground area and a roller blade rink.
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